Stained Glass series is a collection I have been working on this year in relation to my Architectural Design Project. The Stained Glass panel beside the traditional style was also made by myself years ago. I loved making the Stained Glass then and always want to design some with yarn.
The Gothic Cathedrals of the past adorn many amazing Stained Glass windows that add colour to the stone walls. I have designed two versions so far with a beige stone coloured base and a more contemporary feel on one style and a traditional essence with an ivory base and brighter Stained Glass on this style. The beige contemporary version has rod iron that surrounds the glass window gently sewn in beside the stained glass panels in the center in a subtle manner. The ivory traditional style has a bold colour way with the rod iron place one either side of the window panel in a stronger essence to go with the more bold traditional design.
There will be more colours coming soon.
They are also available soon at the Alberta Craft Council in both Edmonton and Calgary, see their website for addresses. I have many one of a kind designs including scarves, and hand warmers at these two locations.
The Floral Crochet Archi Scarf has an Architecture Edge to the design with the colours of stone used in these beautiful buildings as well as the Crockets and circular style of the scarf similar to the rose windows seen in these amazing buildings. A floral touch with a quatrofoil button finishes off the design. Available in other colours and made with hand painted merino wool. Shown with the Classic Edge hand warmers to compliment this design. To purchase or see more of my designs check out http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com Wear this design to the front as shown or to the side as seen in these other pictures below.
The Floral Frieze scarf in a grey and ivory combination is designed with Architecture in mind with 2 leaf vines and a floral touch seen in many of the buildings of the past. Includes a floral brooch with an architectural essence. This set is done in beautiful yarn from both SweetGeorgia Yarns and Malabrigo. You can wear this scarf in many ways shown below. The hand warmers are the classic edge hand warmerss with a architectural trim of crockets seen on Gothic Architecture and a quatrofoil button also seen on architecture of the past. Available in other colours too, see more at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com
More Architectural Inspiration scarves with a floral stone tracery feel. All of these designs are available for order at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com This group of scarves new this season were inspired once again by the many Gothic Cathedrals of the past especially the Milan Cathedral. This amazing building was designed and built by many architects, artists, craftsmen and so many more. It is one of the most decorated Gothic Cathedrals that took over 200 years to build. The various architects used a lot of floral inspiration in their stone tracery throughout the Milan Cathedral as shown below.
The various floral accents on the Floral Tracery Gothic Cathedral Inspired scarves were inspired by the Milan Cathedral and other Gothic Cathedrals of the past. As mentioned in my previous blogs I will be restarting my Architectural project as you can see why. There is so much inspiration that I felt I needed to go another direction and begin my project with various Architectural buildings to pull my inspiration from. I will be adding these designs to my work soon for Fall and Winter 2015/16.
It amazes me the incredible amount of work that has gone into these beautiful buildings. I am awed at their creativity and design as each Gothic Cathedral stands alone in unique stature expressing the Architect, Artist and Craftsmen ideas and design skills that have stood for many years in their beautiful strength. The Gothic Architecture era had a huge impact on how we design and build today.
Check my website soon for dates I am at the local St. Albert Farmers Market in the fall as well some of my work will be at another booth by the library at the Wiggles and Giggles booth. Website: www.vbaberdesigns.com