11/22/2007

Embroidery, Art and Time

Embroidery on a design by Dior.


Here is an excerpt from an article on Villiage Voice:

"Time, in fact, is a central motif of "Pricked," where one's eye is slowed by the infinity of stitches, the highly detailed, seemingly labor-intensive nature of much that's on display. The sheer density of works squeezed into close quarters adds to this overwhelming feeling. And their quality varies widely. Embroiderers engaged in a sophisticated repartee with art history—like Elaine Reicheck, contemporary doyenne of the medium—are jarringly juxtaposed with more kitschy sensibilities."

Read the entire article here.

11/16/2007

Scott Ramsey Kyle and Annalisa Dunn featured in Chic Today




In the fashionable online magazine, Chic Today, take a break and check out Scott Ramsey Kyle's beautiful embroidery and Annalisa Dunn's knitwear, all in one place. Get your fashion and beauty fix and make it a splendid day.

Smart and Modern "Pasandra": Free Berroco Pattern


This Berroco pattern, called Pasandra, is very interesting. I love the shaping and geometric details. The yarn used for this sweater is a Berroco product called Pure Merino Heather, and is made of 100% extra fine Merino Wool. I would knit this in either the "Tyrolean Alps" or "Dusk" colors.

11/11/2007

Chicintuition's Scarf Poll

Is it OK to wear a knitted scarf? Is it still fashionable this season? Well this poll could enlighten you. Check out the beautiful blog Chicintuition for more details. Oh, and don't forget to contribute and take the poll.


Scarves will always be in style because they are classic staples of cold weather fashion. However, the length does matter, so make sure your scarf is long enough for your body. If the ends of the scarf hit your hips, then you should be safe.

11/10/2007

Gaultier's Crocheted Dress



Isn't this dress interesting? It reminds me of Mexican crochet. Wild colors and extreme attention to detail are Gaultier staples.

Think Pink Cupcake


I thought this cupcake was really cute so I had to mention it! It is crocheted and made with six different yarn colors. Register on Lion Brand's website to get the free pattern here.

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