Although we appreciate the beauty of a large maple tree bursting with color, the elegant silhouette of the leaves on their own is just as impactful.
6 leaves of different sizes
Using the largest leaf as your base, layer a slightly smaller leaf on top of it, and the smallest leaf on top of that.
Use a needle threaded with embroidery floss to stitch an X in the center of all three leaves to secure them together. Tie a knot on the back to secure. Repeat with the remaining three leaves.
As featured in the Autumn issue of Beekman 1802 Almanac Magazine from the book BRANCHES & BLOOMS by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2017. Photographs by Paige Green.