New Floral Dahlia Scarves!

Floral Dahlia Scarf choose from an ivory/linen colour or beautiful gray scarf base and 1 beautiful floral dahlia brooch of your colour choice from purple, pink or apricot. Crocheted with luxurious yarns, handmade and designed by myself (Valerie Baber). Choose from a beautiful ivory/linen colour or the perfect gray as your scarf base made with luxurious hand painted merino wool yarn in a textured pattern. Other similar colourful scarves available on my other listings. Each scarf is finished off with beautiful metal buttons.

AVAILABLE ON MY Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

LISTING INCLUDES: ONE SCARF BASE AND THE 1 FLORAL BROOCH (the Dahlia Brooch) in your colour choice of the scarf colour and Dahlia brooch colour.

Choose your scarf colour and brooch colour. If you want to purchase additional brooches to add to your scarf see my other listings.

Various other new scarf designs with interchangeable brooches are available in different colours.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts

YARN is available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items.

Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day!

Floral scarves with interchangeable floral accents

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Floral Rose and Peony Scarf in an ivory or linen colour way comes with 2 beautiful floral brooches including the rose brooch and the peony brooch crocheted with luxurious yarns, handmade and designed by myself (Valerie Baber). Wear this scarf 2 different ways without the brooches for a more contemporary look, with the rose brooch or with the peony brooch. A beautiful ivory linen colour is used on the main part of the scarf in a luxurious hand painted merino wool yarn in a textured pattern. This scarf is also available in a gray on my other listings as well there are other similar more colourful scarves available. Each scarf is finished off with beautiful metal buttons.

There are other various styles of brooches available to wear on the Victoria scarf base including the Sunflower brooch, Dahlia brooch, Floral Bouquet brooch available on my other listings. Other brooches with more colour and styles may be available on my other listings.

You can mix and match the scarves and brooches to make many different styles to adorn your wardrobe. A great gift idea or something special for yourself that can be added to in the future with a new brooch.

Brooches shown in the photos above:

Rose Brooch
Peony Brooch
Sunflower Brooch
Dahlia Brooch
Floral Bouquet Brooch

The beautiful soft yarn used on the textured part of the base is 80% Merino Wool, and 20% Nylon for durability and washability. Each yarn chosen is very high quality and wonderful to wear.

The floral design adds an elegance and exquisite touch to this your wardrobe. I use high quality yarns, buttons etc. to make each brooch and a easy to pin fastener at the back. Great care is taken by myself to choose high quality yarns and buttons perfect for each design.

I also have various styles of crochet patterns designed by myself and yarn so you can make your own scarf.

All my designs are hand knit and crocheted with great care and durability and can be worn for many years to come. To preserve the yarn and longevity of wear the design must be hand washed and laid flat to dry.

This style of scarf is great for when you want to add a unique and creative touch to your wardrobe. Adds a stylish essence to whatever you wear.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts (search Valerie Baber Designs)

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items.

Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day

HANDMADE scarves are back IN STOCK!

HANDMADE scarves designed and made by myself (Valerie Baber Designs) are now back in stock with many new styles available and more coming soon. I have been busy over the past year working on my pattern writing offering various crochet patterns for you to enjoy and designing new scarves, hand warmers while continuing to learn more about my newest fibre adventure weaving. This week I have added a few of my ready to wear designs to my Etsy store, some are one of a kind. I will be adding various styles including architectural designs, floral, unique, nature inspired, contemporary and modern pieces to my ready to wear collection soon. Link to my Etsy store below:

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Crochet patterns are available for some of the new ready to wear designs so you can make your own unique scarf. Others are only available as ready to wear. The Elegant Leaves Designs shown in the first and last photo is available as a crochet pattern. You can make this design with the mini skeins I also sell on my Etsy store or use yarn from your stash. See more on my Etsy store.

I use hand painted high quality yarns as the base for most of my designs with added luxurious fibres like silk, cashmere, sparkle yarns, kid mohair and more in some of the scarves for a special elegant touch. Each item is designed by myself and made by myself to ensure the quality of the garment is excellent. I will be adding new designs often so pop by my Etsy store and take a look at the recent additions.

Various crochet patterns and ready to wear scarves, shawls, hand warmers and more by Valerie Baber Designs are available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com 

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items. 

Have a fibertastic day!

Floral Eyelet Collar Scarf Crochet Pattern:

Floral Eyelet Lace Collar Scarf Crochet pattern, neck warmer style, is an elegant design inspired by the beautiful Eyelet fabric and flowers around. Designed by myself, Valerie Baber of Valerie Baber Designs, in a lovely worsted weight yarn on the base of the scarf and sock or fingerling weight yarn on the floral accents. Perfect for using mini skeins on the flowers as well adding your own unique style to this design.

You need 1 skein of worsted weight yarn for the scarf base and 1 skein of fingerling/sock weight yarn (or set of mini skeins) similar to this to make this design. The floral embellishments warm you on a cold day reminding you of beautiful warm summer days walking through the garden. Warm your season up today with the Floral Eyelet Lace Collar Scarf crochet pattern.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at:

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items.

Have a fibertastic day!

Weaving a space warped scarf

The space warped scarf was a style I recently finished on my Rigid Heddle Loom. I love this style as it has a modern contemporary feel to the design. I used two different yarns from SweetGeorgia Yarns. The warp was done with a Cashluxe Spark yarn in a beautiful hand painted colour way of gray, beige, brown and ivory and has a lovely sparkle in the yarn. I love using Cashluxe Spark on my warp as it adds this beautiful sheen to the scarf when the light hits it adding to the design. Unfortunately you can no longer buy this colour. The weft is done in charcoal Tough Love Sock yarn. You can see there yarn at: www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com

I really enjoyed making this scarf and love the added texture the space warps make. I put 4 spaced warps in between each set of warp yarns as shown below on a 10 dent reed. I like this size of reed on my Rigid Heddle loom with the sock weight yarn as it gives the scarf a nice soft flexibility. I have also used a 12 dent reed and like it as well, but the scarf is more firmly woven but likely warmer.

Weaving a space warped scarf was on my list of “to do”. I love the modern essence of this scarf with the beautiful texture that evolves from leaving spaces on the warp. I enjoyed the simplicity and calming ease of plain weave with the added bonus of this lovely textured outcome.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at:

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items.

Have a fibertastic day!

Weaving some Fall Mug Rugs

With Fall just ending in my neck of the woods as we have already had several dustings of snow I wanted to share one of my recent weaving projects with the essence and colours of the autumn season. These are a set of 4 mug rugs I made with my loom perfect for making mug rugs. I like to make seasonal sets for my family so we can each enjoy the beautiful colours and patterns I have woven.

For this Fall set I chose SweetGeorgia Yarns Party of Five mini skeins in the Harvest colour way to add that special autumn colour to each piece. Each mug rug is done in different stripe combinations to add interest. I love making mug rugs for those I love. It is a very soothing and relaxing way to use your yarn bits and left overs or buy a set of mini skeins and off you go to create your own special mug rugs for those you care about or want to thank.

I hope you are inspired to learn something new today. I starting learning to weave a year ago and I have to say I am so addicted to this new adventure with fibre. I will continue to post more of my designs and weaving journey here so come along for the ride and follow my blog. Who knows where it will take you! Happy fibertastic day!

Valerie Baber Designs Crochet Patterns are available at: Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber

Rose Cowl Scarf Crochet Pattern

rose cowl scarf combo

Rose Cowl scarf crochet pattern:  This new designs by Valerie Baber is now available at www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com  Inspired by beautiful rose gardens designed on a contemporary scarf cowl base.  This designs can be made with or without the roses.  A nice easy design perfect for any wardrobe.  Made with worsted weight yarn.  Other new crochet patterns also available on my Etsy store.

Add a floral touch to your wardrobe today!

Rose Onie Collection in Dark Gray

 

rose onie collection 2018 dk gray set9

New Rose Onie Collection for 2018 includes the Dark Gray colour way.  Available in the Scarf, Hand Warmers and the Ear Warmer to add an elegance to your wardrobe.   Also available in , ivory/sandstone, dark gray and a light gray coming soon.  Various styles and colours of this design including one without flowers is also available at http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com or http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Enjoy your day!

Rose Onie Collection in Ivory

rose onie collection 2018 sandstone2

New Rose Onie Collection for 2018 includes the Ivory or Sandstone colour way.  Available in the Scarf, Hand Warmers and the Ear Warmer to add an elegance to your wardrobe.   Also available in dark gray and a light gray coming soon.  Various styles and colours of this design including one without flowers is also available at http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com or http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Enjoy your day!