Monday, 23 April 2018
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
They are priced at NZ$50.
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Sunday, 14 January 2018
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
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
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.
Friday, 12 May 2017
With winter coming in New Zealand, I have been busy making these interesting Fingerless Gloves
Each pair is unique, and are made from NZ wool, MZ Alpaca and either Silk, Soyabean Fibre or Banana fibre.
They are great to wear and would make a lovely gift. Cost $30 NZ
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