Saturday, April 14, 2012

Welcome & hello! Here's a rainbow.

I love my family and I value our jewelry design business, but in my "spare" time, I live and breathe fiber arts.  Sometimes I process it from scratch (raw fleece) and sometimes I start with prepared fibers (natural or handpainted).  I dye sometimes, I spin a lot, I knit and crochet, I design.  I LOVE IT.

I should have started this blog a long time ago.  I have a backlog of projects that I've posted on Ravelry (I am StashEnhancement over there), and I will intersperse the posting of those old projects with new ones as they come up. 

Welcome and hello!  I'll start with one of my favorite projects.

Two years ago, I started with this hand-painted mulberry silk brick, purchased from zebisisdesigns on Etsy:

 

Spun it (from the yellow end to the green end) into a thin single:


Navajo-plied it to maintain striping:


Took it off the niddy-noddy:


Blocked it:


Balled it up:


And crocheted it...








...into this granny square blanket for my third baby's car seat:
We used it for a brief time:





Then I stuck it in the closet for two years.  Shortly before delivering my fourth baby, I got two skeins of yarn spun by Maiysha of zebisisdesigns, herself from her handpainted mulberry silk: a 2oz rainbow spun from sliver, and a 4oz rainbow spun from brick.











I added first the 2oz skein, in a stitch pattern that showcased the rainbow, and then the 4oz skein, to the original car seat blanket, and created a good size blanket for the new baby.  I LOVE this blanket, and so does the baby.  :)






9 comments:

  1. I saw this on the fb page-what an amazing project! I am excited you started a blog!

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  2. Wow!! I am so glad you did this! :) (And it is an honor you used my fiber and yarn in your first post!) Beautiful work.

    You have a new follower for sure. :)

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    1. How could I NOT have used your fiber first?! Your artistry inspires me all the time! :)

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  3. How wonderful to watch the evolution of this beautiful blanket! This is the largest object that I have seen among your creations. ;^)) So happy you have started a blog- I followed the link from Zebesis Creations. I will definitely check out their fibers.
    Best to you and all the lil' ones!

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