the experiment worked

nuno felted and crocheted scarf with tasmanian huon pine buttons – silk, merino, alpaca, hand dyed (3 photos)

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1 crochet hook – 2 different effects

i’m currently working on some infinity scarves to sell

both these projects are being crocheted with a size 10 crochet hook , which is almost as thick as my little finger

however, one scarf is being made with a double thickness of yarn (purple and grey)

the other scarf uses only one thickness of a beautiful hand-dyed alpaca yarn, bought at the alpaca shoppe in deloraine tasmania

just goes to show how you can use the same size crochet hook and get a totally different effect!

for sale soon

rainforest + needlefelting

this is a selection of my needlefelted samples, made before i created the exhbition piece i blogged about earlier, called forbidden fruit

this sample (1 of 4) ended up being framed

i called it rainforest

after needlefelting layers of fibres onto a broken/found piece of crochet mounted on alpaca wadding, i embroidered it heavily, and then added beads and 2 metal leaves

it is mounted on a padded background covered in vintage silk

the 3 remaining samples are waiting for the next step

i used the same techniques but played with different colour groups

these were also machine quilted before adding hand stitching etc.

sample 2

sample 3

sample 4

the samples followed suggestions i found in quilting arts magazine, but they took on a life of their own and became my unique creations

soldrainforest

not for salesamples 1, 2,3