For many years now, I have followed a local painter, Amy Stewart. So when she posted the photo below back in October, I quickly sent a message to my husband, telling him that I loved it. We had a short discussion and decided that it would be a great second piece to add to our home. When the piece arrived, I quickly decided that it would serve as the inspiration for December club.
The painting is named Hush, and it deeply resonated with me. 2017 has been a busy, busy year. There’s been so much growth and change in Crafty JAK’s and lots happening in my personal life as well. I’ve been craving some peace, and starring at this painting has brought some of that to me.
When choosing colours, I decided that I would pull the two shades of blue out of the bottom of the painting and use that as the base, streaking the other colours throughout with some Tussah Silk.
Luxury Club was a base of Merino/Alpaca/Silk and Basic Club was a treat of Organic Polwarth Silk. I loved how the batts turned out.
I wanted a really really simple spin, so I spun my whole batt to one bobbin and then created a centre pull ball to ply from.
The result is a plump, soft and squishy 2 ply yarn.
I love that you can see hits of the different colours throughout the yarn. It adds a depth and sheen to it that I adore. My only disappointment is that the green tones I pulled from the painting really blended in with the blue background, so they are hard to see.
I’m thinking this might become a cowl for myself, but I haven’t decided for sure yet.
I wanted to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you to the club subscribers for your trust in me and for continuing to support our little business. I am truly grateful for each and every one of you. I’m looking forward to another exciting year of club, with something new planned for each month. Thank you for sharing this journey with me.
Till next time,