Thursday, April 25, 2013
The shawl in the center is made with hand dyed yarn by my friend Sarah at Propanicus Moon. She also designed the pattern called The Nearly Mindless Shawl. http://propanicusmoon.etsy.com It must be nearly mindless if I can pull it off. I am not the worlds most focused knitter, the pattern is available on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nearly-mindless-shawl
The third piece is a nuno felt scarf. I was doing a little experimentation, trying to add three dimensional forms to the surface. I ended up with this funky flowered thing. I added lots of seed beads to the centers of the flowers to give it a little bling.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I I finished this necklace today. I have been thinking about it and dreading it for a long time. There was a lot of do-over, this being my most complicated piece to date. The chalcedony briolettes have been hanging around for a while and this necklace design seemed just the thing. The red beads are garnets and they really warm up the piece. I will put it out for sale at the Mayday Underground Show next Saturday, but have no idea how to price it. You can't factor pain and suffering into the final price.
I was attempting to make a nuno felt spiral scarf, but I goofed and went around too many times and ended up with a ten foot long scarf. Pretty, but who wants to wrap a scarf around their neck five or six times. Today I cut it in half and stitched it back together with some beads as the point of attachment. I think it is salvaged, but sometimes happy accidents are a whole lot more work than doing it right the first time. The pictures show the ice dyed silk, the scarf at 10' and the finished product.