California Dreamin’ at the Beach

Today’s feature photo comes from NeedleArtista on Ravelry. This lovely piece was created in the Sandpiper CAL, designed by DeFadenfee who also hosted with the assistance of Siouxsannah. Thpopularity of the Ravelry CALs is well deserved due to the kind support and fun of great hostesses like these ladies. More on the ladies in the coming weeks!
NeedleArtista has been on Ravelry since 2009, but learned crochet as a child from her grandmother and knitting in school. Several years ago she found a calling in creating shawls and lapghans for those in need of comfort at her church. The joy of giving a handmade items is one of the big inspirations fomany people in the Fiber Arts. NeedleArtista is also inspired by brilliant colors like Purple, Blue, Red, Teal, Emerald. This shawl was created with Woollike by Loops and Threads fingering in beige and teal.
Sorting through a box of pictures, I came a across a framed doily. It was crocheted in thread that hadarkened to a lovely cream patina. This was the work of my grandmother as a girl, from an age when every accomplished young woman learned fiber arts. It reminds me that the lovely work we do today ibuilt on the skill and talents of women to whom fiber arts were an expression of love and pride in their home and families. As women, the Fiber Arts empower us to share our gifts with all of those around us, to give comfort and create new traditions.
I am working this week on new color-ways, Canyons and Love Letter in quarter round 4 ply mini skein sets. Can’t wait!

Author: robino5454

I have been an artistic crafter since childhood. From simple potholders, I progressed to sewing, knitting, weaving, and crochet. I supported myself for some years as a musician and song writer. In short my life has been centered on the celebration of creativity. My newest passion is dyeing. I have setup a dye and design studio to compliment my love of all thing crochet and fiber. My experience in the creative arts has taught me a true appreciation for the talent and drive of all artists. Unlike the entertainment field, many fiber artists work in relative isolation, crafting things of beauty with only the recognition of their loved ones. Ravelry is a powerful resource linking artists and crafters from all over the word to share knowledge, patterns, talent and fibers. The Creative Life is a Celebration of those artists and fiber crafts. Our features will bring you closer to pattern designers, dye artists and crafters from all over the world! Robin

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