Sunday, July 3, 2011

Come to Ravelry!

For all of you wanting to see what's going on with the club, come on over to Ravelry to keep in touch! We won't be blogging here any longer as Ravelry is a much better way for us all to keep in touch with each other.  Thanks!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June's Inspiration - Edgar Degas (& Teaser)

A lovely piece of art inspired this month's colourway:


And the teaser shot of the yarns:


The majority of the yarns are in the mail today to try to avoid a mail strike scheduled for Thursday if Canada Post can't reach their agreement with the union. Those of you on the west coast of Canada may see a delay in your yarn delivery if they do go on strike and *crossing my fingers* the yarns headed out of Canada will be on their way prior to Thursday.

Monday, May 2, 2011

May's Inspiration & Teaser - Kandinsky

This month's colourway is inspired by Kandinsky and his painting is called "Blue":


And a little teaser shot to whet your appetite:


Monday, April 4, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

April's Inspiration - Andy Warhol

Just the right amount of whimsy in this painting to lead us into the Spring season!
"You can lead a shoe to water but you can't make it drink"

Saturday, March 26, 2011

March's "Spoiler"

And this month's spoiler image of the Judith colourway handpainted on a fun base yarn with gold-coloured strands in it!

Judith Colourway

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March's Inspiration - Gustav Klimt

We've done other Klimt paintings as inspiration and like the others, this piece also has fantastic colourations which were fun to handpaint onto the yarns! Look closely at your yarn when you get it as it has an extra special something to it!


Piece name: Judith

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February's "Spoiler"

I really enjoyed dyeing this one as the use of colour in Schiele's piece is amazing!  Enjoy :)

Self Portrait Colourway

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February's Inspiration - Egon Schiele

I wavered between a couple of self-portrait pieces from this artist but when the yarns came out of the dye pots, this one was the best to capture the colourway:


If you get a chance, visit his website here. Lots of thought-provoking pieces as well as a few racy ones but his use of colour is glorious!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

January's "Spoiler"

And this month's spoiler image...since I couldn't decide which way to go with the colourway, I ended up doing two versions - they were mailed to everyone randomly and about half to half - which one did you get?

Narcissus, 1912 Colourway

I still have 2 of the red (not green) colourway available if anyone is interested in that particular version. Enjoy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

January's Inspiration - John Waterhouse

A lovely painting entitled Narcissus, 1912 was this month's inspiration piece. Because I couldn't decide which way to go with this colourway, I ended up with two versions for this month which everyone will receive one of randomly. Yarns mail tomorrow due to Canada Post being closed today for New Year's Day on Saturday. Happy New Year everyone!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December's "Spoiler"

Ravishment Psyche Colourway
Colourway:  Ravishment Psyche
Yarn:  100% Superwash Merino

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December's "Teaser"

December's Inspiration - William Bougeureau

A lovely piece indeed entitled Ravishment Psyche:
Yarns mail today - enjoy!

Friday, November 19, 2010

November's "Spoiler"

Virgin of the Rocks Colourway
Virgin of the Rocks Colourway
Squooshy Sock Yarn

Sunday, October 31, 2010

November's Inspiration & "Teaser"

November's inspiration piece this month is "The Virgin of the Rocks" by Leonardo da Vinci.  The colourway came out rich, dark and mysterious...I love it!  Enjoy :)