No shortage of autumn leaves around here! Mountains of them, actually. I usually pick up a few prime specimens on my walk and keep them around for inspiration. This oak leaf went into the scanner:
I traced an outline of it in Photoshop and went to the tapestry loom.
Here was my first attempt. The less said about it the better.
Next try: jacquard. I doubled the outline and interpreted the twin leaves in lampas, using a fuzzy handspun singles for the background and a commercially spun bamboo for the leaves. Those were the secondary weaves. For the primary, I used a plain weave with fine black cotton.
Looking much better.
I am committed to improving my tapestry skills, however. There's another tapestry version in progress.