The beauty of silk

 
I use silk yarn to tie my bundles when I’m eco dyeing. This means I end up with a beautiful by-product that is also useful! The first of a series of silk crochet brooches.

Before and after

After removing the damaged fringe on this eco dyed scarf, I replaced it with a hand crocheted edge using eco dyed yarn.

  

  

 
  

This is how it looked with the old fringe:

 

Love how it looks now!

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Another milestone …

Suzoo's Wool Works

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Name the Purple Confection
Contest Ends September 15, 2013

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The Back Story: The name of the yarn is Charlemagne and we are sold out which means we will work fast to get more made. The pattern is set to release as soon as she/he has a name. We chose the name “Charlemagne” for the color purple because this was his favorite color. Purple is royal. Purple is also the highest vibration in our chakras which is where, ironically, the King wears his crown. Jill came up with this beauty last Summer and it seems to be a favorite because of it’s subtle highlights…kind of like the luster on the crown.

So give it your best shot at naming the shawl. This is a beautiful example of cables and lace. If you know the girls at Suzoo’s then you will know…

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new book

so thrilled …

this newly published book of crochet art is inspirational and shows that the sky’s the limit as far as crochet is concerned

included is my matriarchs piece, featuring crochet as applique

you can preview the whole book here (and also buy it) –

http://www.blurb.com/b/4392408-mother-earth

heartfelt thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put this book together!

purple and green

finished a purple scarf in my currently favourite queen anne’s lace patternqueen anne's lace scarf 4b - rita summers 2013

the yarn is panda ‘fiesta’, and has silver threads as highlightsqueen anne's lace scarf 4a - rita summers 2013

i’m now working on a green scarf in the same patternqueen anne's lace scarf 5a - rita summers 2013

it is a unique hand dyed tasmanian alpaca that i found in the alpaca shoppe in deloraine

this is a finer and more delicate-looking scarf than the others i’ve made so far

it’s been interesting seeing how different the same pattern looks when made in different colours and yarns …