Friday, September 27, 2013

Leather and Lace

The Nickels and Pennies Scarf is finished and ready for a few fall motorcycle rides.
No long trip this year as last. *sigh*
I was hoping for a scenic tour of Kentucky.
          The canceled vacation week did give me opportunity to attend a full day workshop with Gudrun Johnson of The Shetland Trader.
So much learned.
  I thought I knew a thing or two about knitting lace. Always room to improve.
The workshop's purpose was to learn the technique of working a lace pattern on both sides of the fabric, thereby making it completely reversible.
Never you mind all the mistakes...this was just a sampler swatch to learn by, not a project piece.
Gudrun is in the planning stages of hosting a workshop and tour in Shetland next summer.
Fiber Arts Tourism.
 How clever.
I do believe I need to look into this concept a bit more.
Sharing with Fiber Arts Friday


WonderWhyGal said...

That shawl is gorgeous with the black leather. I love knits that are reversible so learning lace that way would be absolutely perfect. Great that you learned a lot from that class.

Lynne said...

You dress up that black leather really fine! I hope there will be a few day trips instead for you . . . Pictures too please!

An artist you are with those hands and knitting needles!

Lovely indeed . . .

Natalie Buehler said...

Your shawl is beautiful and your sampler is gorgeous!
Marigolds' Loft

Cathy H. said...

Gorgeous scarf! It looks fantastic with the leather!

Tawnee Isner said...

Your scarf really compliments the jacket.

Beth said...


TexWisGirl said...

the scarf looks awesome!

Corrie B said...

I'm in awe of both! Congratulations, I hope you love them.

katie metzroth said...

Your scarf is lovely.
I'd not heard of reversible lace before. I'm in.
How lovely does "fiber arts tourism" sound to my ears!

Evelyn Hender said...

what a pretty scarf :)

The Domestic Sweetheart said...

Beautiful! I'm a new GFC follower :)

P.S. I'm hosting a giveaway that you might be interested in!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Your scarf is absolutely beautiful !

Sue Speechley said...

Beautiful scarf looks well on the leathers. Your sample is pretty too

Kathryn Ray said...

The scarf looks awesome with the leather jacket.... and I agree, certain knit things should be reversible... sounds like a great technique to learn.

Andria said...

Lovely, and I do like the idea of reversible, it just makes sense!