New Architectural Designs photo page

Architectural Designs by Valerie Baber

Added a new photo page on my Blog with various pictures of my Architectural adventures over the years with fibre. I had the honour of designing for various galleries which often included my architectural pieces some shown here. My love for architecture began while taking Interior Design. Since then it has been a passion for me to create designs with knitting and crochet that are inspired by the amazing artists, designers, architects and all the people involved in making such extraordinary buildings of the past. This is a small sample of the many designs I have created with an architectural theme. You can link to the page below that shows more of my architectural designs.

Architectural Designs – Valerie Baber Designs

I hope to pattern some of these designs and other crochet patterns with an architectural essence this year. A wonderful customer has recently sent me various photos of beautiful cathedrals etc. in France and I am looking forward to using them for a new architectural inspiration and creating a new crochet pattern from these wonderful photos. Thank you Marie for sending them to me. I really appreciate it! It is great having photos from your travels instead of relying on the internet. Here are a few of the inspiring photos below:

One day I hope to travel to France and other European locations. Fun fact: We do have a small piece of France on the East Coast of Canada! It is a French Territory. You can read more on these links below.

St Pierre & Miquelon – Current French Territories In North America – WorldAtlas

Top Tips for a Visit to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon – Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (newfoundlandlabrador.com)

Enjoy the inspiration in your life today. You never know where it will come from. Perhaps someone who lives in another country will help direct you in your newest adventure like my renewed inspiration to design architectural crochet pieces because a customer was so kind to share their travel photos with me. I can’t wait to begin designing with these photos and other architectural features from buildings of the past.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

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

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Have a fibertastic day!

Architectural Inspired Scarves – Gothic Cathedrals, Stained Glass, Stone Walls…

Gothic Stained Glass Rose Window Scarf
Gothic Stained Glass Rose Window Scarf

Gothic Cathedral Scarf
Gothic Cathedral Scarf

Vintage Stone Wall Cowl Scarf
Vintage Stone Wall Cowl Scarf

Gothic Inspired Architectural designs is my newest collection coming for Fall 2014. For years I have been inspired by the amazing Architecture of the past. While taking my Interior Decorating and Interior Design the one group of courses I couldn’t get enough of were Art and Architectural History. The fact that one building can take various decades and more to complete with various architects, designers, painters and the many people it takes to achieve these greatly detailed features of the architectural buildings of the past. I could go on and on about this subject, but it would take a life time to talk about it all.

These are the first 3 pieces of my Architectural Collection. I am currently working on other Architectural inspired designs I will be adding soon to this collection. They will likely continue to be a big part of my designs in the future. These were all inspired by the Gothic style Cathedrals and buildings of that era. Some of the most elaborate of all the past architectural buildings.

Gothic Stained Glass Rose Window Scarf
Gothic Stained Glass Rose Window Scarf
This first is the Gothic Stained Glass Rose Window Scarf. The Gothic Stained Glass Rose Window Scarf is inspired by the architectural features of the Gothic Cathedrals of the past. This sculptural Gothic Stained Glass scarf has an embellished Stained Glass Rose Window which was a prominent feature on Gothic Cathedrals and buildings of that era. Can be worn with or without the brooch.

The brooch is designed with the half the brooch being the view of the Rose Window from the outside looking in the the elaborate tracery of stone and a hint of the colours of stained glass beneath. The other side of the Stained Glass Brooch shows the view of from the inside of the cathedral with the more vibrant colours dancing about and the detailed metal pieces holding the work together. Tracery and elaborate stone features were an exquisite feature of these beautiful works of art. This design is done on a vintage essence base which adds to the overall effect.

Two metal buttons on the scarf are reminiscent of the Quartrefoil shape often seen on the Gothic Inspired Cathedrals and buildings.

Gothic Cathedral Scarf
Gothic Cathedral Scarf
The second scarf is the Gothic Cathedral Scarf and is inspired by the architectural features of the Gothic Cathedrals of the past. This sculptural Gothic Cathedral scarf has an embellished cathedral brooch designed with the pointed arches and crockets often often seen on the great spires used on these amazing cathedrals.

The brooch is in the shape of a cross in retrospect of the usual architectural design of the Gothic cathedrals. Tracery and elaborate stone features were an exquisite feature of these beautiful works of art. This design is done on a vintage essence base which adds to the overall effect.

Two metal buttons on the scarf are reminiscent of the Quartrefoil shape often seen on the Gothic Inspired Cathedrals and buildings.

Vintage Stone Wall Cowl Scarf
Vintage Stone Wall Cowl Scarf
The third scarf is the The Vintage Stone Wall Inspired Scarf and is inspired by the architectural features of the Castles, Cathedrals, Homes and other buildings of the past. This Vintage Stone Wall Cowl scarf gives the essence of the texture and various colours of the elaborate and beautiful stone features, walls and more of the past Architectural buildings.

You can purchase these at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/196394737/vintage-stone-wall-inspired-cowl-neutral?ref=listing-shop-header-0
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/196393087/gothic-stained-glass-rose-window-scarf?ref=listing-shop-header-1
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/196382250/gothic-cathedral-scarf-architectural?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Perfect to keep you warm and cozy with the hand painted merino wool and accented with two wood buttons that reflect the amazing tracery of stone on these wonderful architectural designs of the past.

This is just the beginning of the Architectural Collection so pop by soon to see what is new…..