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