This month we're going in a whole different direction with the art piece! Sue Coleman is not a name like Van Gogh or Dali *but* she does some amazing art pieces and I decided to go with one. She hails from British Columbia where I grew up and her work is gorgeous! This piece is entitled "Wolf":
Salvador Dali holds a special spot in my heart and I like to come back to his paintings every once in awhile for that reason. I have no idea what he is trying to say with his paintings but I sure do love the bold colours which seems to go so well with his bold, "out there" paintings. This month's painting is entitled "Burning Giraffe".
Enjoy everyone! The yarns are in the mail already today!
Really enjoyed dyeing this one and also enjoyed the yarn base (merino/bamboo/nylon) as I haven't dyed this one in particular for the club for awhile! It seemed perfect for the summer months with the bamboo content!
This month's inspiration comes from an artist named Ivo and the piece is entitled Enlightenment. The yarn chosen for this month is a blend yarn that seems appropriate for the hot summer months and is one I haven't used for awhile in this club - enjoy!
This painting was so zany I couldn't resist! It is very adorable too and obviously titled "Green Cat"...LOL I have a fun dye technique planned for this one and hopefully it'll surprise you! Also for this month due to my supplier being late with my shipment, you are all getting a super nice and squishy base yarn to play with! Hope you had a nice weekend!
This month I decided to choose an artist who is a little less well known. I was quite intrigued that he also grew up in Vancouver since I am also a west coast girl. This painting in particular is lovely and reminds me a lot of Vancouver! The title is Aspen Grove.
This month I decided on an inspiration piece by Paul Ranson called "Christ and Buddha". It has a lot of lovely colours in it and I decided to play with a couple of them to see what kind of result I would get. These yarns are dyed so that if you knit socks, you will get mini stripes going on if you don't do a lot of lace within the socks...enjoy!
I had a lot of fun painting this one as it's a totally different technique that I used to create random application of both colours on the yarns. To celebrate Valentine's Day for the month of February I decided to send out the Serenity Sock yarn base which has 10% cashmere in it...yum! Enjoy!
Everything mailed today! This was a great colourway to paint and also, the base yarn is a bit of a surprise for this month as it's February and Valentine's Day and I thought we needed something a little special for the base yarn :) Enjoy!
I've been wanting to work Andy Warhol into the line-up for awhile for this club and this piece seemed quite appropriate given it's Valentine's Day this month!
Appropriately named Heart with a Bow, this piece is circa 1983.
Looking forward to painting this one today...everything mails on Monday!
Can you see the blue in the painting that I picked up on for the yarn? If you look under his chest, there's a lovely blue mixed with black that caught my eye. To that, I added little bursts of white to add a bit of light to the darkness of the colourway. This is painted on 100% superwash merino with a lovely tight twist - enjoy!
I had fun with this one! I ended up being a little wee bit fixated on a certain colour of this painting which will be explained further with your package :) The teaser hints at the colourway but doesn't give away all - you will see what I mean when you get your yarn! Enjoy everyone!