Saturday, November 27, 2010

she looks ahead not at me

sequinned pears
These also went to Craft ACT for their Christmas tree, which was brought out for the first time today. Unfortunately I didn't get there in time, but I did have a sneak preview yesterday.
sequinned bottom
I am so, so happy with these pears. They are knit and felted as usual, then covered in clear sequins. And I didn't use strips of sequins, I sewed them one at a time. I'm getting quicker.... but it is not fast.

The wool is Cleckheaton Vintage Twist, a very light colourway that includes hints of palest yellow, purple and grey. The sequins have AB coating so they sparkle, but you can also see the colours of the wool coming through. I forgot to measure them but I think they're about 5 or 6 cm high, not including the loop.

13 comments:

2paw said...

The are just beautiful, I love their translucence and that is so much work, sewing on all the sequins!!

m1k1 said...

absolutely charming

Leah said...

Gorgeous!

Emma said...

Lovely! I love the Vintage Twist colours peaking through the sequins.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Gargh!

(And other lustful sounds)

amy said...

Oh, Olivia, those are simply beautiful. And the work that must have gone into sewing on those sequins! I'm coveting one of those pears.

Anonymous said...

one at a time!?! you're the most patient animal in the world my love. They are simply scintillating. ily ma :)

happyspider said...

Just stunning! The most beautiful tree ornaments I have ever seen!

Em N said...

oh wow, they are gorgeous...I was trying to picture them when you were describing them the other day and I didn't nearly do them justice. Good job...and a great Christmas twist to your pretty pears.

Donna Lee said...

I absolutely love them. They made me laugh out loud and say "they're perfect" which caused my husband to come over and say "but they're sequinned pairs" in a quizzical v
voice.

Perfect for a Christmas tree.

drkknits said...

gosh olivia they are just so beautiful. a tree covered with those would be one of the most beautiful things ever.

Alwen said...

Mmmm, shiny! I would really like to see them move and sparkle in the tree lights.

Jejune said...

They are just delicately beautiful, Olivia! What a huge amount of work sewing those sequins on!