Saturday, 30 June 2018

COLOURFUL WEAVING YARNS



PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE WEAVING YARNS AVAILABLE

FINE RAYON BOUCLE, Hand Dyed yarns. Great teXture and colours for scarves  etc
Approx 100 gms $20/100gms


                                      5/2 MERCERISED COTTON - hand dyed

Some boucles and Hand dyed Mercerised Cottons
UNMERCERISED COTTONS
A SELECTION OF 8/2 SILKS, both plain and random colours, plus one silk boucle 
$30/100gm





 A few Hand Dyed Tencel skeins

Monday, 4 June 2018

Pink & Purple for Little Girls

Any little girl would love this set of matching Socks and Fingerless Gloves - hand dyed and hand knitted in machine washable wool, they will keep them warm on the cold days.

Monday, 23 April 2018

TODDLERS GUMBOOT SOCKS

Colourful Toddlers Socks, just right to keep their feet warm on the colder days.
Hand dyed, machine washable.  These are size 18 months ($11-50 pair), but are also available in 1 year old and 2 year old sizes. This is just a selection of the colours available


These sock yarns are hand dyed and make up colourful socks, not only for children but adults too. The socks on the left of the above picture were knitted from the pink skein.  They are colourfast and can be machine washed. Once again only a selection of the colours available. $25 100 gms

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Colourful Children's Cardies


These are the latest colours of one year old cardies I have for sale.  They are bright and colourful and each have a pocket for those special treasures children love to gather.  The sizing is generous.
They are priced at NZ$50.
Email if you would like more information - jangibb@outlook.co.nz

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Shoulder Shawl


Despite the hot weather here at the moment, I have knitted this lovely Shoulder Shawl.
It is made with my handspun yarn (Wool, Alpaca, Silk blend) plied with a very fine silk thread.  It was then dyed as a self striping yarn of about 20 metres of each colour.  I began with a pattern that started with 3 stitches and increasing each side.  I decided that I wanted to change the design and began with 35 stitches instead to make it fit around back of neck.  Because the yarn had definite colour changes, I added 2 rows lace to make the transition between colours softer. It was finished off with a 4 chain crochet edging with beads inserted.
I enjoyed this project and I think there might be some more self striping yarn dyed in the near future.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Embroidery Project - Moss Covered Gate

This embroidery was created from a photograph taken by Tony Maheno Photography. 
He has given me permission to use it.  
I copied the photo onto fabric, outlined the gate and post, cut it out and stitched them onto a background silk fabric with a light felt padding under them.  I then embroidered over the colours to create a textured look to depict the weathered look of the old gate

The picture below gives a close up of the detail.  It was an enjoyable project and I plan to do more similar to this

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lichens Make a Great Embroidery Project

Outside my window the fence is looking very productive after recent rains.
Another photo taken in Queens Park shows a different aspect of moss and lichens

How often we dismiss the small details of our surroundings, but the camera really picks up the beauty of our lichens.
This sort of photo inspires me to try to reproduce the shapes and textures of the lichens on rocks in embroidery. It is a great exercise to explore various stitches to create these textures.