Sorry that I haven't posted lately. I am very busy designing and making bears for the Christmas Treasures Onlinw Show in November. The bears have to be kept under wraps until the show begins...
So I thought I'd show a few photos of other projects in progress...
This year I have discovered colour - or I probably should say, have rediscovered colour. Back in the 1980s I knitted lots of Kaffe Fassett jumpers in lots of beautiful colours, but I then became very conservative with colour, tending to natural muted shades.
I have recently started hand-dyeing - trying my hand at dyeing mohair, cotton and silk using a variety of techniques. If you haven't tried it, it is SO much fun and very addictive. With just a few colours of dye, you can create a huge range of colours.
Below is a photo of my latest mohair dyeing attempts.
I have been hand dyeing silk and satin ribbons and lace for future projects (when I get time!).
It doesn't show up well in the photos, but many of the ribbons have been dyed to make them ombre ribbons. I love to see graduated colour on ribbons and is so easy to do.
I fell in love with the yarn below and liked it so much, I knitted it up as scarves in three different colourways.
I also found time to make a tote and poochie bag. The tote design is from Lisa Lam's book. The poochie bag was from a free online pattern by Monica Solorio-Snow.