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. The popularity 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 for many 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 had darkened 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 is built 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!