Sunday, 30 October 2011


This is the never ending knitted scarf that is now to be a snood after the bright idea from my hubby. I may add that this is also my first attempt at knitting as you can tell from the single knitting stitch and no pearl stitch in sight. I have to admit I am pretty terrible at knitting but I love it and its great to do in the winter evenings to prevent boredom. Practice make perfect and hopefully I can introduce the pearl stitch into my next item....that's if I ever finish this one. The wool is a lovely merino wool from Rowan, luckily I have a wise Mum who suggested I start with chunky wool and needles, so glad she did as this is taking me ages. I will persist so I can wear my snood in the chilly months ahead. Now to pay a visit to Mum so she can help me make the ends meet!!



A new addition to AW '11 silks collection. I decided to carry on using the jewel color theme for my next few scarves. The rich ruby roses against the dark slate grey backdrop really stand out and have such a great tonal effect. I used the amethyst as a contrast to the ruby red to bring a warm and opulent feel to the design.



Autumnal scarf......
I have decided to become a bit more focused on my silk painting and try and take inspiration from current trends and predicted fashions for Spring /Summer 2012 etc. I have done a substantial amount of research into design, colour, texture and started a log book to keep record of all my findings. With the current A/W 2011 in mind I set out to paint a new design influenced by the jewel colours found everywhere in fashion this season. The rich amethyst and sapphire against the subtle coffee tones really enhances the design and I only needed to use minimal outline to add detail to the final outcome. It was so enjoyable to get back into the painting spirit and much needed after my very long summer break.