17 Jun Felt vessels and great swap package
I have now uploaded some images of the felt vessels that I made for the Blueprint exhibition to my Flickr account. With the exception of one bowl I decided to use all undyed fibres and keep the theme simple and stylish. Probably the vessel that I am most satisfied with is a grey and white bowl with three oval pebbles stitched on as embellishment.
Carmen gave me some raw linen thread to use for the stitching and I must say it does lend to the overall effect. It really reinforces the thought that I have to get a bit more comfortable with a needle, judicious stitching can really enhance the style and feel of an item particularly when the thread has been chosen with care to complement or contrast.
The Clasheen Crafty Swap for Summer is well underway now, currently we have 98 members in our group and the numbers are growing weekly! Swapping is a brilliant way to make friends and swap goodies with partners from all around the world, my most recent and wonderful swap package arrived on Monday afternoon from krobin in the Ravelry Cowl Swap. In this secret swap we had to knit or crochet a cowl for our partner, send yarn and another cowl pattern and also include a few little extras taking into account the likes and dislikes of our swap buddy.
My brilliant package included the hand knitted cowl, 3 crochet hooks, chocolate, yarn, pattern, pretzels, incense, my favourite ginger and orange bath lotion, ginger soap and some tasty chai tea!!! Need I say more, EVERYTHING is me to a tee!