Monday, July 18, 2011

Annie Went Shopping Again (on Etsy!)

Last week was good for weaving sales, so I decided to share the wealth. I've been admiring the work of many of my fellow EtsyWeavers Team members. I've had my eye on this vest from RiverWeaveStudio for a while.
This vest is such a great color of tencel with the beautiful drape and sheen that tencel delivers.

Kathleen of RiverWeaveStudios says of her work "I want my work to be fascinating, beautiful and functional. The shimmer of silk , the drape of Tencel, the crispness of cotton and the warmth of wool fibers are motivation enough to propel my enthusiasm for this craft. Creating new design and pattern is satisfying and stimulating."  She has certainly created a unique garment. The construction is so simple, yet the shape of this vest is very exciting! I'd say that she has accomplished her goal with this one. Fascinating, beautiful, functional.

And then there was this sweet little coin purse from ThreadbareDesigns. The colors of variegated blues and purples are lovely. It is well constructed, woven from tencel with a cotton muslin lining. Karen also makes some beautiful scarves, shawls, placemats and towels. She says of herself  "A long time ago, a young girl sat at her mother’s knee and watched as loose yarn magically became hats, mittens, and sweaters."  She began knitting herself and then progressed through embroidery, needlepoint, quilting,  rug-hooking, weaving and recently spinning.  I loved her statement  "I am enthralled by the act of creating cloth, designing each piece with color and texture to suit its purpose. I love that I am able to use a craft that has been around for generations and create items that are not only beautiful but will also become part of a family’s home." I am happy to have this little piece of her work and will find many uses for it. I was thinking of business cards, but have already used it as a coin purse. 

This week I put to use some super soft and fabulously colored handspun yarn from Gail of  BlitzKnits on Etsy. She called this colorway "Desert". You can see the skein here in an older post.
This sash was a pleasure to weave because of the feel of the yarn. Watching as the two ply variegated yarn created it's own pattern in rich shades of purples and burnt orange was a treat. Love these colors!
I just looked at her shop and she has several skeins that I am now hankering for. Prices are great and she has a variety of fibers: silk, hemp, and all breeds of wool in a rainbow of colors.


  1. Thanks for sharing the wealth and passing it along. We have become acquainted through this etsy transaction -- my good fortune! Love the way you wear the vest, the jewelry is perfect with it.

  2. Lovely vest; it looks great and like it was meant for you. Yes, it is so good to support other sellers!!

  3. Great vest, Annie! It is really perfect for you.
    I'm glad that sales are up. That's good news.

  4. Nice vest! Thanks for the links too. :)

  5. Thanks to all! At first I thought that it may be made for a smaller person, but you all have confirmed that it fits just fine! Yesterday I wore it with lots of turquoise jewelry. Great color combination. I'm happy to have it. And the tencel feels so good against the skin.

  6. You aren't the only one hankering for some of the yarns on Blitzknits!O my goodness. Beautiful, beautiful handspuns.

    Thank you so much for sharing all the links here. Beautiful shops. Love the little coin purse.

    Every shop in bookmarked! xoxo