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Unleash your Inner Fiber Artist with Darn Good Yarn

April 9, 2014

I know sometimes it can be tricky to find great uses for some of the more funky and unique Darn Good Yarn products.  But don’t let yourself be intimidated!  It’s a great chance to unleash your inner Fiber Artist!  Let’s take a look at some of the fabulous pieces that our fiber artist friends have made with Darn Good Yarn.

Fiber Artist Tracy Radcliffe's shawl with Darn Good Yarn

Friend of Darn Good Yarn and fabulous fiber artist Tracy Radcliffe achieved gorgeous effects on this shawl using our Reclaimed Sari Ribbon mixed with other fibers.  Tracy’s fiber art career has expanded from her own label, Punk Rock Knits, to becoming a designer of exclusive shawls offered by the clothing company Free People!  She often uses Darn Good Yarn ribbon and other yarns in her work.  Mixing ribbons and other yarns together is a great way to show off a funky and unique yarn without it overwhelming the whole piece.

That doesn’t mean you always have to mix and match!  Fiber artists Kelly from the Vegan Yarn Store, George from 10 Hours or Less, and Lucy from Rosy Toes Designs all create fun and functional fiber art using only Darn Good Yarn!

Fiber Artist Kelly of The Vegan Yarn Store's hemp back scrubber

You can find Kelly’s pattern to make your own back scrubber here.

Fiber Artist Lucy Chapman's Recycled Sari Silk wristlet

You can purchase this great Recycled Sari Silk yarn purse and lots of other great fiber art at Lucy’s site here.

Fiber Artist George Shaheen designed this cowl with Silk Cloud

Want the pattern for this amazing cowl using Silk Cloud yarn?  You can buy it here.

While there are endless ways to be unique and creative with your inner fiber artist knitting and crocheting, make sure not to limit yourself!  Darn Good Yarn is so versatile that it works in many great crafts!

For example, have you ever tried your hand at Rug Hooking?  Jane, proprietress of the River House Rug Hooking studio and fiber artist extraordinaire, uses Reclaimed Sari Ribbon in her rug hooking projects!

Fiber Artist Jane Steele's rug hooking piece made with sari ribbon, Celtic Knot

You can also include that fiber artist mojo into jewelry!  Genea, who makes amazing lampwork glass beads, creates breath-taking mixed media jewelry using Reclaimed Sari Ribbon along with many other components.

Glass artist Genea mixing in some fiber art flair into her piece 'Sacred Om Lotus'

You can buy this necklace and many other amazing pieces from Genea Beads here.

Let’s not forget the traditional fiber art of weaving!  Our friend on Facebook and fiber artist Deb Eaton shared this great piece she made with Recycled Sari Silk yarn.

Fiber artist and weaver Debra Eaton's piece using Recycled Sari Silk

Finally, you can be a fiber artist and your own interior decorator!  Darn Good Yarn works for many fun projects in the home.  Check out Darn Good Yarner and mixed-media fiber artist Pan and her great wall hanging.

Unique wall hanging made of many Darn Good Yarns

In this wall hanging she used Darn Good Yarn’s Reclaimed Sari Ribbon, newspaper yarn, and burlap, along with wire and sea-glass beads.  What a great expression of her inner fiber artist!

You can also be a fiber artist using our great sari ribbon yarns and a glue gun!  Darn Good Yarner Lauren K. wrapped vessels with “Blender” Live Wire sari ribbon yarn (you could also use Soft Spun Reclaimed Sari Ribbon yarn) and created some really stand-out pieces.

Fiber artist Lauren K. wraps vessels with sari ribbon yarn

I hope these ideas have you bursting with creativity and ready to unleash your own inner fiber artist!  Check out our collection of items especially designed for the fiber artist in you here.  Thanks to everyone who shares their fantastic and inspiring work with us!

Happy Crafting,

Marissa :)

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