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!

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 …