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For me, colour and texture rule and most of the inspiration feeding my imagination comes from the natural world. I see knitting as art, as viable as any other, and no matter what the tool or preferred palette, in human hands, magic happens.

Jane

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Spring Kits!

 

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Fresh blooms amid tender green, the color of tulips, magnolias and apple blossoms. Imagine knitting with silken yarns so soft and lovely, every stitch is like a garden stroll. This fiber bouquet is primarily of hand-dyed luxury fibers and the yardage will take you a long way. I've been collecting these hues for awhile as they are so evocative of spring. An embellishment pack is included.

Each kit contains 7 yarns of approximately 500 yards including: 

  • 1 100 yard hand of Blue Heron textured cotton in Hibiscus
  • 1 100 hank of a hand-dyed variegated tape yarn (now extinct) in multiple pinks and a touch of green 
  • 1 100 yard hank of bamboo in pale pink 
  •  1 50 yard hank of La Lana silk in tender green
  • 1 55 yard hank of Hand Maiden Double Sea Silk in variegated greens and pinks 
  • 1 50 yard hand of Hand Silk Maiden in rich, deep pink like the throat of a nectar bloom
  • 1 50 yard hank of either tape or ribbon in variegated pink 
  • 1 $10.00 PDF pattern of your choice. Email me the name of your selection and I will email it to you in PDF form. 
  • 1 pouch of coordinating beads including shell, ceramic, pearls, green turquoise and jasper (8 beads in all)
  • *All kits come packaged in a clear plastic project bag 

Price $170 plus 12.00 shipping in North America, $25 International Surface shipping. Taxes on all Canadian orders.

 

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SKY AND WAVE KIT 

 

Come celebrate all things blue—sky and sea, turquoise and lapis—with the SKY & WAVE starter kit. Approximately 500+ yards of lightweight, warm-weather, fibers, in a mix of cotton, rayon and mixed media yarns with just a touch of glimmer like light riding the crest of a wave. Each kit includes 6 yarns:

 

  • 1 100 yard skein of Blue Heron Egyptian Cotton mixed with Rayon Metallic in violet, lapis and deep sea blue.
  • 1 100 yard skein of Blue Heron Egyptian Cotton mixed with Rayon Metallic in turquoise and blue-green
  • 1 100 yard hank of Blue Heron Beaded Rayon (not beaded with beads but texture) in blue-violet
  • 1 100 yard hank of  Blue Heron Beaded Rayon in sky blue
  • 1 50 yard hank of mixed media yarn containing a mix of slubs and twined yarns in coordinating shades of light blue/white
  • 1 50 yard hank of mixed media yarn (either Prism Stuff or Alp) in a mix of tape, lash and attitude.
  • a coordinating pouch of beads for embellishment including glass, agate, shell and turquoise (8 beads all together)
  • Each kit comes packaged in a clear plastic project bag   
  • a $10 pattern of your choice sent in PDF format (just email me with your request).  

Kit is $165 plus $12 shipping in North America and $25 internationally by surface. Taxes for Canadian residents.  

 

 

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Monday, August 30, 2010

YARNSCAPING KITS

Yarnscaping is an idea I had a few years back based on the concept of making little kits of gourmet yarn centering on a specific theme, scene, concept or evocation. It is, after all, the way I knit and knitters keep requesting the exact yarns used in a certain project. To compile all the yarns I often use, which sometimes equals as many as 25 different kinds, would be so labor-intensive that no one would ever be able to afford the results. Winding all those yarns into delectable little balls takes time. And then there's my gourmet tastes in silks and diva yarns to consider…..
But, I thought, what if I offer starter kits? If you recall how the art of baking sometimes features starter recipes for cakes where all the cook need do is add their own staple ingredients—milk, flour, eggs—and stir for the magic to happen. My new Yarnscape Starter Kits work on the same principle. I'll be offering tasty yarn kits of mostly Fleece Artist yarns, hand-picked in evocative color combos along with beads for embellishment, enough yan for a large scarf or a small wrap or even a vest. Just add your own plain yarns and—voila! The kit can expand to nearly anything you want to make with all the knock-out yarns available to lift your knitting from the ordinary to the extraordinary!
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Each kit contains up to approximately 300 yards of yarn and contains mostly silk plus combination yarns of my own creation.
We're still working on getting them ready but they should be on sale here soon. Bookmark this page or take an
RSS feed to update you each time a kit is offered. I'll have limited numbers of each so stay tuned.
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