subversiveness continues

this morning i finished a second bowl using materials from our dismantled electric blanket

it is crocheted from thin strips of the blanket material for the base and most of the sides

then i’ve added torn silk, including vintage silk linings, and satin ribbon

again, i let the ends hang out …

torn strips of silk are also piled into the basket

[7 inches diameter – top;  10.5 inches diameter – across widest point]

now to cut more strips for part 3 of this project …

to market, to market

i just finished getting everything ready for the market at deloraine this weekend

i also wrote up an inventory, and what i’m taking amounts to nearly $2000 … phew

if even a fraction of that gets sold i’ll be happy

this photo doesn’t do it justice – it’s hard to see all the small things in baskets, boxes and even an old suitcase (see bottom left of photo)

i collected up some of it from my gallery (mostly stuff i’ve made this year)

i also made some items specifically for the market – to see more, click here

all buttoned up

after i made the key bracelet, i rediscovered some lovely floral wooden buttons that someone had given me

i love buttons and have quite a collection – i think i might be a buttonaholic

these particular ones were just right for the centres of some crocheted flowers

a pink crocheted cord contrasted well with the blue yarn

another button made a great closure

it was fun making this bracelet!

for sale – click here

[to see more of my fibre jewellery, click here]

dutch subversive crochet

i just love the work of this dutch artist … it’s so nice to know there are more people who do subversive crochet + stitch

my parents were dutch so i feel a link to her and her work in more ways than one …

some pictures to tempt you –

here’s the link to her website – check out the gallery and other links, and don’t be put off by it being in dutch … the art speaks for itself –

http://www.feliekevanderleest.com/index.php