Stained Glass Window Scarf – Gothic Architecture Inspiration

stained glass scarf large window scarf9stained glass scarf large window scarf

Stained Glass Window Scarf is based on the Stained Glass Windows of past Architecture with a trim reminiscent of Gothic Style Architecture. As I continue to work on my Architectural journey with yarn and needles I am inspired by many different styles and designs of the past that continue to influence us today.  In previous designs I have concentrated on the Stone Tracery on Gothic Architectural buildings.  This year I will be concentrating on the Stained Glass with an undertone of Stone Tracery and other aspects of design.  I have always loved Stained Glass and even took some course on Stained Glass for a couple of years.  I know the depth and extreme talent, patience and skill it takes to make and design a window like this.  It is very time consuming and you need to be a perfectionist to achieve the finished product.  I can tell you having made Stained Glass in the Past that is much easier to crochet it like I have.  I love both working with glass and with yarn, but now that my designing is in yarn again I just had to let my inspiration go in this direction.   SEE MORE PICTURES BELOW.  At the bottom of these pictures you will see the underside of the Stained Glass Window showing 3 buttons you can use to fasten this design where you like.

Various designs are available at www.valeriebaberdesign.com, www.valeriebaberdesign.etsy.com  and other local store locations (message me for locations of stores in the Edmonton, Alberta area).

This is my first try at Stained Glass with yarn and there is definitely room for improvement and fine tuning so pop by again to see how I improve and enhance this stained glass crochet.  I will be selling a few down the road and will let you know at that time where.  This is just the beginning of this adventure so come along with me and join in the journey by following my Social Media where I will post new blog posts and listings in this Collection and more.

This scarf was made with beautiful www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com in the dk weight Super Wash Merino wool on the base of the scarf.  The metal trim around the “crochet glass” pieces was done in the exquisite Cashluxe Spark yarn in the Slate colour way.  It has a lovely sparkle to it that shines in the light giving that perfect metallic essence.  The Stained Glass pieces were done in www.malabrigoyarn.com Rios yarn that I had on hand.  I love combining different yarns from different companies at each is unique especially when it comes to hand painted yarns like these.  Each skein of hand painted yarn is done perfectly just for you to expand the Artistic journey for the item you are making.

 

 

 

Lace Shawl/Scarf with Stained Glass Brooch

Lace Shawl – Scarf – Poncho with a Stained Glass Rose Window Brooch showing the details of the stained glass window that is under the Rose window tracery.  This design shown in two different stone colours has the “Wired to the Past” design essence that I am continuing to work on this year.  You can wear this design as a poncho/shawl or a scarf depending on where you fasten the buttons and brooch.  The brooch can be worn on or off this piece.  See the slide show below for the various ways to wear this new design.  Other styles and colour will follow as I have time to make them.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Yarns used in this design are mostly from www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com

See more of my designs at www.valeriebaberdesign.com, www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

 

Sophia Poncho, Shawl, Scarf long length

sophia poncho shawl beige stone4

sophia poncho shawl stone

sophia poncho shawl beige stone3

The Sophia Poncho, Shawl or Scarf (Longer size) is a perfect addition to any wardrobe with the unique crochet that has a wired look.  Part of my Wired to the Past Collection I am working on this year.  This design can be buttoned as a poncho, shawl or a large scarf and is made with  beautiful hand painted merino wool.  There will be other colours soon to add to your wardrobe. The longer style shown here is great for all sizes see my blog or http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com for more styles.  The regular size available as well fits most large to small sizes as you button where you need in the crochet pattern to fit your size.  You can view the regular size on my blog or on my Etsy store link above.

For the poncho style button along the edge of the other side as shown.  For the longer version leave a loose section between each button so it fits as shown. For the scarf style I made one twist with the scarf so the buttons end up on the inside of the scarf and buttoned it to the other side moving the “fabric” where I wanted it to sit. On the shawl you can button where you like to get the look you want. A unique piece designed and hand made by myself just for you.

Sophia means wisdom a beautiful part of every woman. The Sophia Collection is my “Wired to the Past” collection which brings styles and design from the past with a contemporary edge where I will add a “wired” look with yarn on each of them showing how the past is directly connected to the present and future.

Sophia Poncho, Shawl or Scarf

amelia shawl scarf poncho midnight regular1

amelia shawl scarf poncho midnight regular2

amelia shawl scarf poncho midnight regular9

 

The Sophia Poncho, Shawl or Scarf (regular size) is a perfect addition to any wardrobe with the unique crochet that has a wired look.  Part of my Wired to the Past Collection I am working on this year.  This design can be buttoned as a poncho, shawl or a large scarf and is made with  beautiful hand painted merino wool.  There will be other colours soon to add to your wardrobe.  The regular size fits most large to small sizes as you button where you need in the crochet pattern to fit your size.  For larger sizes or you want a longer style there is a longer version see my blog or http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com for more styles.

For the poncho style button along the edge of the other side as shown. For the scarf style I made one twist with the scarf so the buttons end up on the inside of the scarf and buttoned it to the other side moving the “fabric” where I wanted it to sit. On the shawl you can button where you like to get the look you want. A unique piece designed and hand made by myself just for you.

Sophia means wisdom a beautiful part of every woman. The Sophia Collection is my “Wired to the Past” collection which brings styles and design from the past with a contemporary edge where I will add a “wired” look with yarn on each of them showing how the past is directly connected to the present and future.

 

Sophia Collection – Sophia Rose Scarves

sophia rose eclectic collar scarf ivorysophia rose elegant collar scarf gray4sophia rose classic collar scarf dk gray2sophia rose eclectic hand warmers ivorysophia rose elegant hand warmers lt graysophia rose classic hand warmers dk gray1

Introducing the Sophia Collection – Sophia Rose Collection.  Inspiration for the Sophia Collection was from various Architectural influences I have been enjoying with my research into design of the past and incorporating it into the present and future designs I am working on.  I called this collection Sophia as it means wisdom a beautiful part of every woman. The Sophia Collection is my “Wired to the Past” collection which brings styles and design from the past with a contemporary edge where I will add a “wired” look with yarn on each of them showing how the past is directly connected to the present and future.

Various colours available shown at the bottom of the page.

Sophia Rose Eclectic collar scarf, shown in the ivory set has 4 roses on the base of the scarf and leaves with a more eclectic feel in a spiral essence to add a unique touch.  The hand warmers have one rose each and the eclectic leaves with a vintage style button to match the scarf.

sophia rose eclectic collar scarf ivory3

Sophia Rose Elegant collar scarf, shown in the light gray, has a softer and elegant touch with the rose details and leaves more traditional in style.  Two roses and leaves adorn the hand warmers adding an elegant classic touch to the design.

sophia rose collar scarf light gray

sophia rose elegant hand warmers lt gray

Sophia Rose Classic collar scarf, shown in the dark gray, has the same 4 roses, but omits the leaves to add a more modern touch to the design.  A single rose on each hand warmer to match the scarf.

sophia rose classic collar scarf dk gray1

You can choose the one that portrays your style best. There is also a plain version, no roses or leaves, called the Sophia Classic collar scarf. Various hand warmers to match each style is also available including a plain version shown below.  See more at www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or www.valeriebaberdesign.com

sophia scarf and hand warmers colours

Hydrangea Floral Scarf – Various Colours Available

hydrangea scarf purple mist and  ivoryhydrangea scarf pink purple teal combos

New Hydrangea Floral Scarf now at http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com or http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com  The Hydrangea scarf comes with a floral brooch in your choice of purple hydrangea or pink hydrangea.  Available in purple, Teal, Pink, Periwinkle, Ivory and Mauve to name a few of the colour.  Other colours are available on the ivory and mauve listing.  More colours to come.

Made with hand painted merino wool by http://www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com  I am also selling various knitting kit and yarns on my website with these beautiful yarns.  Enjoy your day today!!

 

Hydrangea Scarves – New for 2016

hydrangea scarf purple mist and  ivoryhydrangea scarf pink mauve misthydrangea scarf purple ivoryhydrangea scarf pink mauve mist4hydrangea scarf purple ivory3

The new Hydrangea Collar style scarf can be ordered on various colour bases shown below.  The newest member of my Floral Collection is made with hand painted merino wool by http://www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com  These yarns are exquisitely soft and luxurious with the most beautiful colours available.  I am now selling knitting kits and yarns from this wonderful company at http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com  More to come soon!

yarn colours 2015 a

The Hydrangea scarf comes with your choice of hydrangea brooch in the colour choices of purple and pink shown in the first set of pictures and ivory/white as well.  Many other floral designs new on my Etsy site at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com  Pop by to see the new 2016 designs.

I will be posting a few more blogs with just pictures as I am very busy designing and finding it hard to find time to write lately.  Off to post more of my new designs.  Some are a preview to the New 2016 Collection “Wired to the Past”.  Enjoy your day and be inspired by your surroundings.

 

 

Contemporary Victorian Scarf

Contemporary Victorian scarf in Hand Painted merino wool, Lace scarf with an angled essence, Architectural inspired design. Architectural inspired scarf by Valerie Baber Designs is inspired by the architectural features of the buildings of the past from the beautiful stone tracery and frieze on buildings especially from the Gothic style era. This one has an angular essence to the design and is made in beautiful yarns from http://www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com with a lovely hand painted merino wool.

You can wear this design placed in various ways depending on the look you want as shown. Perfect to accent your favorite t shirt, sweater, shirt or coat. A great addition to any wardrobe as a scarf or an accent piece.

Purchase or find out more on my Esty store at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com and coming soon to http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com

Other ways to wear this scarf:

Floral Scarves – various styles

floral hand spun scarf blue7

floral hand spun scarf orange4 .JPG

Floral scarves, one of a kind, now on my Etsy store at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com  One of each is available only in orange and blue colour ways.  Each is made with hand painted merino wool of various similar colours with floral accents in hand spun yarns and hand painted merino wool.  A large wood button at the back of one of the flowers is used to fasten the scarf invisibly.  Below are several other new floral additions to my Etsy store: