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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Janice Rosema and Excavations!

Through Etsy I've met some amazing artists! Most recently, I purchased a pattern from janicerosema, and thanks to her ideas, I was able to produce this very interesting wrapped cord necklace. Do take a look at both her Etsy shops for fabulous patterns, designs, and supplies and her blog!

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The story of this neckwrap is a hoot. As many of you know, I am an obsessed thrifter! I was at my favorite little haunt in Wilmington, the Bargain Box, where I stumbled upon a pair of LONG men's sneaker shoelaces ($.50) and then some interesting bright blue yarn (.$50). Then, using Janice's instructions, I wrapped - and wrapped - and wrapped! Not wanting to create something that looked like Janice's work, I did some freeform crochet, added some hand-dyed silk chiffon, and beads. It fits over the head and can then be arranged (and reconfigured) to create a variety of looks to suit the wearer. There are several views on flickr too.

Through my association with Janice, I began to look at her shops - she has two - on Etsy.  The second one, called Excavations, is devoted to extraordinary supplies for knitting, felting, and more.  Some are hand-dyed, hand-spun; others are commercial products that I happen to use and enjoy frequently.  I ordered some Lambs Pride wool/mohair blend from her - glorious colors - and so far, I've produced two colorful little Sassy Sacs with just some of the yarn she sent.

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