Painting on a Sunday Afternoon

After finishing the painting, but the colours have not been set yet!

I am working on a small project.  It is going to be a button up lace cowl – the Cleo Cowl or Collar.  It won’t take too much yardage and could be knit and then painted or just knit with a fabulous DK yarn.

I am working on the painted version first.  The yarn I am working with is Himalayan Silk from “One of a Kind” yarns from Infiknit.  I love the natural colours and hues of the silk in its undyed state.  This is a very “rustic” yarn, thicker and thinner in spots, sometimes very thin, but being silk – still is very strong.  It started out a little stiff, but once knit, softened up amazingly.

Before starting – look at all the hues of the natural silk.

It was a joy to paint – it is steaming right now.  I can hardly wait to see how the silk took the colours!

Happy Knitting


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About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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5 Responses to Painting on a Sunday Afternoon

  1. I had never thought of painting a knitting project, it’s a very good idea, thanks!

  2. Lynne Bresselaar says:

    Art and I were just watching the photos of your work in progress. He says “Amazing!” I agree. Lynne

  3. Pingback: A Little OCD this Last Week! | Le Tissier Designs

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