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Use that Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon!

July 12, 2010

I love giving presents and I really love wrapping them. When I was little, I remember sitting with my mom before Christmas and meticulously wrapping presents and creasing the edges. As I grew up, my wrapping style changed a little and I got a little more artsy and starting “coloring outside of the lines”.

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I wanted to share with you how a gift I recently gave looked when I wrapped it in simple tissue paper and then used the Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon. You can check out the whole category of my Recycled Sari Ribbons by clicking here

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Mixed Media Mudhound!

July 10, 2010

Mudhound Studios Click Here to Visit the Blog!

Mudhound Studios Click Here to Visit the Blog!

The creativity of Darn Good Yarn’s Etsy Shop owners is so inspiring, isn’t it? Well, I had to introduce you to Lisa. Lisa’s blog profile describes here the best: Mixed media artist with hunter-gatherer tendencies whose work is characterized by rust, layers, found objects, depth, texture, tone on tone, vintage textiles, nature, antique finds, details, metal, wire, manipulation and continual inspiration

Read about her visually stunning adventures in crafting on her blog: http://mudhoundprimitives.blogspot.com/

But of course mon petit chou chou, you can visit Lisa’s Etsy store: http://www.jmozart.etsy.com

Lisa’s favorite Darn Good Yarn? Well, she loves picking from our Dessert Menu of Solid Colored Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon

Just look at some of the wonderful items you can purchase there:

love notes fabric collage click to check it out!

love notes fabric collage click to check it out!

Sun Maiden Click to check it out

Sun Maiden Click to check it out

The Dessert Menu: Solid Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn

The Dessert Menu: Solid Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn

KNIT: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Purse

October 10, 2009

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Purse

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Purse

You know me, I love easy patterns…but you know what I love more? Easy patterns that kick major hiney! That’s why I love this purse!

This simple pattern was made when I was experimenting. I was actually sitting by the ocean when I casted on and thought wow… what I’m working on totally looks like seaweed, very colorful seaweed.

The handles are a “Nicole” creation. I made them out of wire. Wire? I like having fun with metal and wire so I whipped these puppies up–and I couldn’t find a pair I really liked in any stores so I made my own. If you want a set get in touch with me and I’ll make them for $10 a piece.

So, here’s what you need:
Size 13 needles
2 skeins of Darn Good Yarn Sari Ribbon Yarn

Purchase the Sari Ribbon Click Here

Purchase the Sari Ribbon Click Here

2 skeins of Darn Good Yarn Blender Live Wire Yarn (100g each)

Click Here to check out the Blender Yarn

Click Here to check out the Blender Yarn

1 cool button
2 purse handles: You can get ones handcrafted by me here: http://www.shop.darngoodyarn.com/product/handmade-wire-purse-handles
needle to finish it up

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Buy the handles here!

Here’s how you do it:
CO 11 sts, work in moss stitch for all two skeins of the DGY Sari Ribbon Yarn and BO.
Sew up the sides.
I turned it inside out (but that’s up to you). I then flipped the first half inch over and stitched it down to create a “lip” around the opening of the purse. I thought this looked nice for the overall shaping.
Next attach the handles.

Now onto some optional embellishments which I think look great. I sewed a big wood button from Darn Good Yarn and braided some left over blender yarn to make a loop/clasp at the opening.

Top of the bag

Top of the bag

I also made a tassel out of the leftover Blender Yarn.

Dress it up however you’d like.

This project is super easy and the whole thing took me 2 hours to create! So, it’s a quick easy gift that will get tons of ohh’s and ahhh’s!

Front of the Bag

Front of the Bag