New scarves in my Etsy Shop: http://www.calicreative.etsy.com
I have been asked many many times to share my knowledge about knitting/crochet/felting/dyeing fibers etc.
So here is my question to you:
Let me know what you like me to explain/clarify/simplify related to the above mentioned arts and crafts, by either sending me an email at email@example.com or leaving a comment below.
There are no secrets for me to hide. I will explain it to you or refer u to other online content or whatever it might take.
Even if you have a question about a project you are working on, send me the pattern/pics etc and I’m pretty sure I can help you out from here 🙂
I will work through all your questions one blog post at a time, promise!
So go ahead and ask!!! I’m waiting….
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Today the spotlight is on:
EYESTOPPER available in my Etsy Shop!!!
This is a super soft Merino wool handspun and hand dyed yarn, plied with a super strong cotton thread and 5 randomly placed pink flowers.
The roving I named “Hummingbird” 😀
You can wear it as a scarf/necklace as is or work it up in your own designs
approx. 30 yards – 27meters
weight: approx. 2.5oz – 71 g
plied with Cotton thread
Artificial Flowers with a yellow wool center
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Here are the Crochet Along projects for the next 2 months.
“Pimped up storage Jars”
Pattern will be up by the end of the week…sorry I got a little behind 🙂
This is the original picture that goes with the pattern:
And here I made the scarf in about 3 hours of 3 balls of yarn (Red Heart Boutique Midnight & Treasure – Whisper & Spectrum), Medium weight (4) worsted weight yarn on a hook size: US F -3.75mm.
Really easy fun free pattern to remember (just one line).
I went for texture in this scarf. If I wanted more stitch definition I would have probably used a bigger size hook and a solid color (see green scarf).
Yes, one side of the scarf will be straight and the other side will be scalloped…it doesn’t bother me but it might to some of you.
Hope you join with these Crochet Alongs and send me pictures/ or
post your pictures in my Ravelry Group.
I just wanted to drop by and share this beautiful crochet scarf with you.
You will find the free pattern here (Ravelry).
Maybe we can do this as a Crochet Along for February 2013, what do you think?
Spring Petals Scarf
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Let’s continue on explaining a little bit about “color”
This is what I use for designing: the color wheel.
I know some of you will say: “how do I use this color wheel?”
It’s not that hard so let’s start with basics by showing your the color wheel:
Here is an explanation of the color wheel I got from this website:
The COLOR WHEEL has 12 segments that consist of primary, secondary and tertiary hues, or colors.
The three PRIMARY colors are RED, YELLOW, and BLUE. They form a triangle on the wheel. These colors cannot be mixed by combining any other colors. They are indicated on the color wheel with a P.
The three SECONDARY colors of ORANGE, VIOLET, and GREEN (marked on the chart by an S) are created by mixing equal parts of the primary colors they fall in between; ie, VIOLET is the secondary color produced by mixing equal parts of RED and BLUE.
The TERIARY colors are the colors that result from mixing the primary and secondary colors on either side of them: ie, mixing the secondary color ORANGE with the primary color RED results in red-orange. These colors are marked on the color wheel with a T.
Using the color wheel you can determine color schemes fpr balance and harmony in your artwork, webpages, desktop publishing designs or home decorating.
Hue: Hue refers to the color…red, blue, etc.
The primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, or hues, are these colors at their full saturation or brightness; that is, there, there is no white, gray, or black added.
Value: the lightness or darkness of a color, or the relative amount (percentage) of white or black in a hue.
Luminosity, or Lightness: A measure of the amount of light reflected from a hue. Those hues with a high content of white have a higher luminance, or value.
Tints: white when added in increments to any color results in a lighter value of that color, called a tint. Blue and white make light blue, which is a tint of Blue.
Shades: black or gray when added in increments to any color results in a darker value of that color, called a shade. Blue and Black make dark blue, a shade of blue.
Saturation: The degree of purity of a hue.
Intensity: The brightness or dullness of a hue. Iintensity maybe lowered by adding white or black.
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Colors opposite of each other on the color wheel are COMPLEMENTARY colors, this means they work very well together (complement each other/balance).
Like red and green, blue and orange etc…
This is just a brief explanation about color and we can incooperate this into our “designs”.
Red and green
I am trying to show you that this is just a tool to help you in designing…
You can also decide to use the rainbow colors, like my blog header of my own hand dyed yarns:
Or like I used the “rasta” colors (black/white & red, green, yellow) in my design below:
There are so many ways that I won’t be able to cover them all but know that working with the color wheel rules you design will look “balanced” and is “easy” on the eyes…
Be free, it’s art so let those creative juices flow…
Have fun and feel free to ask questions!
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In my previous tutorial about designing, I have been talking a lot about things that can inspire you. Today I want to show you that even “fellow” artists can inspire you…
Look at colors, compositions, objects, material use, forms, shapes, texture, techniques used etc…really look look
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Beautiful hand-dyed Mohair locks in my Etsy shop BeautifulYeah.
These locks are great for doll hair, spinning, and many other projects.
I have many BeautifulYeah fall colors, my personal favorite I have named Tangerine Tango
If the orange hues aren’t what you are looking for, see my other BeautifulYeah creations.
I have combinations of colors from across the color wheel:
and to get your day started right try some of my Morning Coffee!
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More colors available so click on the picture below and it will bring you to my Etsy Shop Teeswater section:
Click on the picture blow and it will bring you to my Etsy Shop mohair section:
Don’t forget everything is also available in my eBay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/beautifulyeahcom