Monday, March 30, 2009

a fool with fiber





this project took me by surprise yesterday. i had been staring for two years at this cool yarn made from old saris and had no idea what to do with it. finally this week i started fiddling around with it, gluing it all over things, tying knots, and threading it through journal pages. then yesterday i saw a few crochet hooks peeking out of my marker cups which reminded me that once upon a time i knew how to do a basic stitch. so i made a few just for fun, loved the way the colors played together, and realized that i could make headbands and bracelets by doing a few rows of that simple stitch and threading the ends to join the sides. no pattern, no counting, no fancy measuring to upset my brain. guesswork all the way. the perfect project for someone like me who is a total fool with fiber.

32 comments:

L'Atelier said...

they are really great!
the best things are done spontainiously (after years of waiting for it to explode on us)
enjoy the rest of your weekend- its really late here so am off to bed
xo

Bella Sinclair said...

Look at all that color! I have a couple of saris I shall never wear again.....hmmmmmm. The headband and bracelet are really fabulous. I think you may have started a new trend here.

Oh, aimee, this give me hope for all the seemingly random and useless things I have collected. Maybe one day, they will spontaneously turn into treasures, too. Or combust, whichever.

Krissy said...

they are so great! that is some awesome yarn :)

T.L. Holmes said...

Love, love, LOVE it! And the Orla tablecloth...yummy :)

jennifernew42@mac.com said...

Love the image of the yarn and what you m ade - WOW. HOW, Miss Aimee, do you have so much time to be so cool? Could you loan me some? :)

aimee said...

midnight... 1 am, 2 am... ;)

Christy said...

Hey, those aren't drawings... but I love them! E was lonesome for N tonight -- we must get them together soon.

alissa said...

beautiful colors! nice work

Milkberry said...

Wow Aimee, that looks awesome!! I hope to learn crochet one day!

Sharon said...

WOW!! I use to love to crochet, didn't do much with it beyond some very basic stitches, but I loved it, maybe you just made me interested again.............Sharon

yoon see said...

Colourful and impressive:)

Veja cecilia said...

great colors. and great project. It´s the best to just attack and do!

soulbrush said...

eggsellent, i love to crochet and have taught so many kids to do it too...keep on going....

messyfish said...

no fool here! you can crochet too? this is amazing, and that fiber is to dye for

●• Tiny Red said...

excellent!
i can crochet the basic stitch too but have no brain or patience for counting or measuring... i guess that makes me a fool with fiber too :)

please sir said...

YAY FIBER! You are right up my alley - love your piece! It's like your drawings...but in FIBER!

painted fish studio said...

how fun! is there anything you can't do?! ;)

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

love this!!!!

~Valentina~ said...

You're a super duper multi talent girl :) *LOVE* the colors!

smoothpebble said...

The best kind of crochet project! They turned out fantastic!

Nina Crittenden said...

Is there no end to your craftiness? Awesome!

kj said...

aimee, i would like to follow you around for a week just to see what you come up with every day. i think you're amazing i'll bet you're the ultimate multi-tasker!
:)

aimee said...

oh, my good lord, KJ, no! i'm a lousy multitasker. so i can only do creative explosions in small, intense doses or the rest of my life would go up in smoke...

cindy : quaint said...

i love it, aimee! the hairband is especially wonderful.

BT said...

Wow, what super fun. I love the things you've made. I, too, hate following patterns and do just that sort of thing, although I've never crocheted yet.

kj said...

small intense doses? ha!

i'd say your all about large and light delicacies!! (ok, so it's not the most effective wording, it's the best i could do)

:)

ArtSparker said...

I like the bracelet particularly.

Nicky Linzey said...

What beautiful yarn and now a beautiful bracelet and headband. There is some wonderful crocheted jewellery around at the moment - maybe you have a new line for your etsy shop!

heather smith jones said...

gorgeous aimee.
and you have that cute table cloth. :)

Denise Scicluna said...

very pretty!

Leslie said...

Just found your blog through One Pretty Thing. Looks like I'll be bookmarking you! Have a great day!

rrARTz said...

these are sooo cool! i love all those gorgeous colors!