Saturday, December 11, 2010

Long delayed update part one!

So this duo I made while trying for a set that matched but was not matchy. I really did not mean to make the hat look like a tiger. But then I realised it's perfect Longhorn colours so maybe it's all good. Yesterday at White Rock Local Market I took it to show and it was still damp from being made on Friday. It's very thick. The shawl, which is now gone, is very lightweight.

This was possibly the hat I would have kept for myself out of any I've ever made. Alas, it also sold quick smart yesterday. Of course I can mostly duplicate everything I have made to a certain degree. The flower was an experiment with a scrap of silk gauze. It came out even more delightful than I expected.
I think the cobweb nuno felted scarf (blue wool on white silk) is still around.

This shawl was (yes, was) absolutely stunning. Like spiders silk and deep ocean coming together.
It had a silk flower brooch to accent it, use as a closure, etc. This ensemble sold first at White Rock and the girl who bought it looked incredible with this around her.

This is one of the most fun scarves I've ever made. I adore rainbows.
I've since made a couple others, miniature ones, for sweet children who relish the opportunity for a hug from a rainbow. The clouds at the ends are laced with wild harvested silk and serve to be the "silver lining" all clouds are said to possess.

Have you seen ANY better way to chase away the winter doldrums than this?

Sold. The same greens were used in this set as were in the large shawl.
The scarf is cobweb nuno felt (green on black silk gauze). The hat is black on the underside (all my hats are reversible), and the corners turn up gently.

Some more sun to shine on you...The yellow nuno scarf with purple merino/silk/alpaca blend. The crinkled ruffly border keeps this scarf light and airy and able to be worn in most seasons as an accessory even when you don't want to wrap it around your neck for warmth.

Navy silk nuno. Bordered with a blend of 60/40 wool/silk and the white in the middle is tiny slivers of more silk.

Grey silk nuno. The flowers are latticed onto the pink merino and their stems laced throughout. A great change from a chunky heavy necklace to wear with your LBD.

This one was so super elegant and dainty, but had big bold colours. It sold a couple of weeks ago but I am happy to remake. It's extremely delicate cobweb nuno made with black silk gauze, dyed soysilk and purple merino.

I have so many more new things, some that are still here, some that are gone. I am about to make another post with more so as not to cram too many pictures together in one post.

I'm glad to take custom orders up to the very last minute. It doesn't take more than a couple of days to get it made and ready for you.

Thanks, readers!


  1. Such beautiful work! Happy holidays to you!

  2. Do you have workshops in Jan.? and where are they located?

  3. Nice to see you!!! and in such beautiful that blue ensemble and the green on black chiffon...oh and that rainbow...what a sweet idea to make some miniature ones...lucky marketers...xx