April 30th, 2014
|Nathan Vincent sculpture of the Taj Mahal; model wearing crochet Knit Embellished Pullover|
Crafting is not just for cold months, but all year round. Warmer weather is the time for lacy projects and it’s also a great time to make garments brand-new with small embellishments.
Which brings us to our next stop in Lion Brand’s 7 Wonders of the Yarn World series: Embellishments and the Taj Mahal. Earlier this year we asked Nathan Vincent to create fiber art sculptures that incorporated seven different yarn techniques and to associate each with one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Previously in this series we’ve covered textures, stripes and chevrons, and cables.
Nathan’s recreation of the Taj Mahal represents this yarn technique well because of its attention to detail.
An embellishment can be anything from a simple ruffle or fur trim to a scarf made with our array of self-striping yarns like Unique and Tweed Stripes® to a complex embroidery pattern. Lion Brand’s Bonbons yarn is perfect for embroidery and embellishing larger projects like afghans and sweaters.
Below are some of amazing designs that use embellishments to make them even better!
|Knit Abstracted Lion Pullover||Knit Embroidered Slouch Hat
Openwork Crochet Shrug
|Crochet Flower Power Hat
Knit Modular Cowl
My First Collared Raglan Cardigan
|Knit Garden Fantasy Afghan|