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I am a gypsy! having been born and raised in Yorkshire, England I left at 21 and lived in many places including Germany for 5 years. This resulted in my always striving to move on to the next level of my life. The one thing that remained constant is my need to create. Eventually I went back to university and graduated with a first class honours degree in fashion and textiles majoring in knitwear design. I am now back in Yorkshire and a professional in-house hand knit designer for a well known UK pattern and yarn company.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

IMPRESSIONISM CROCHET SWATCH

...This is my latest experimentation with the theme of impressionistic paintings from both past and contemporary. I used crochet flowers as often in traditional impressionism paintings the country side or garden is a subject matter. Flowers studied were poppies, daisies, bluebells and roses. Typical english garden.
I used a loop crochet stitch for the grass and a blending technique for the sunrise.

I used Sirdar Juicey bamboo yarn. I love this supersoft eco friendly yarn but think another addition of this theme will probably be better with a more substantial yarn to enable the texture to be more robust. I intend to use this type of sample on bags and cushion covers.


1 comment:

Jillian Rueter said...

Wow, I love gardens. This is beautiful. I like the grass :) I cannot wait to see a finished product.