Thursday, June 9, 2011


hello creative spacers! Been such a while since I have had the opportunity to get on here...I've been studying permaculture, growing a market, making some big changes to my life and of course CREATING!
The brooches above are my latest attempts at using recycled felt to create trees...they are all feeling a little to me like they are at the idea stage rather than finished pieces but I am liking the flow of them...

And this is this weeks main piece-as you can see it features lot and lots and lots of crochet bobbles! It's a hip/kidney wrap, shoulder wrap and cowl scarf all in one! As you can see in the following gloriously bad photos-taken with the aid of the mirror!
(note to self-I really need a photo buddy for portraits)


The wool I used was a scrummy thick 12 ply yarn from Cascade-it's called 'ecological yarn' I don't know the actual finer details and am hoping it really is eco friendly but at the very least it is un-dyed and minimally processed(it smells really lush and lanoliny and was a dream on my hands)

I made it up as I went along, feeling very strongly the need to make my work really stimulating and challenging lately-I have been pushing my boundaries and trying to rely less on patterns and more on my knowledge of stitches...it's good to have a bit of a repertoire of stitches and techniques to play with!


Happy creating sweet folks!
xkate

8 comments:

Sandrine said...

Oh you are such a clever crochetteuse :) and you sound super busy too!Well done Robin!
Sandrine x

deux chiens et un garcon said...

very lovely and inspiring.
xx

Kylie said...

Those trees are just gorgeous! I really love them. Your crochet goodness is fab too :) K

Seaweed and Raine said...

Hi Kate! That autumn leaf is looking great! Love the idea of the cowl/hipwarmer - thy yarn sounds a dream to work with.

P.S. I had to laugh at the Word verification just now... sticks... knitting perhaps? :)

tartankiwi said...

Love the felt trees. The colours are beautiful, really caught my eye on the creative spaces page...

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Oooh that wool looks yummy, where did you get it?? Love the brooches too, very pretty :-)

Angry Alice said...

felt trees are the best. great colours.

Chrissy Foreman C said...

Beautiful post Kate! Sounds like so much is moving, changing, sifting and growing in your world. Great to catch up soon xx