It’s spitting snowflakes here in Independence, Missouri. Oh how I love this time of year! Our homeschool is back in full swing, and there’s a slow, quiet coziness in the air.
It’s much more satisfying to crochet and knit when there is a nip in the air. Don’t get me wrong, I do love yarn and fiber every single day of the year. I just really enjoy making warm items when it’s cold out. I have been concentrating on my scarves lately. Have I told you about my scarves? I make them from a variety of different fibers and colors, all mixed into one artistic, creative piece. They’re certainly not your average scarves – no one color utilitarian, just for warmth pieces here. No, my scarves are glorious combinations of texture and color.
I use a lot of recycled fibers in my pieces. Strips of silk, lengths of chiffon from an old torn dress, flannel from grandpa’s old shirts. I love to combine pieces of vintage lace with new wool to make one of a kind wearable art pieces.
What have you been working on? Is the winter weather inspiring your work, too? I would love to hear from you!