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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Everyone Needs a Crown

At our final meeting of the year for Blue Ridge Spinners and Weavers, we had a pot luck as well as a "Tiara Competition". We had been challenged to create a hand crafted crown or tiara that best reflected our personalities and skills. Even our cupcakes had tiaras!

The entries ranged from the simple to the very ornate. I thought all the crowns that were entered were lovely. They were each special in their own way.

I think my favorite was the one that looks like branches and flowers. It was made totally from twisted paper....with the exception of the tiny bird embellishments. It was absolutely fabulous!

I called my crown "Simple Elegance". It was very basic and simply embellished using pipe cleaners, Swarovski Crystals, and some decorative yarn. Dina's felted crown with pearl embellishments was also what I would classify as "Simple Elegance".

On the inspiration front, Dina brought in the yarn she spun using silk flowers for embellishments. She strung the parts of silk flowers on a single and then plied it with another single. When you knit up a scarf, the flower bits will show on both sides, so the scarf will be fully reversible!

We finished the day by creating a number of special blankets for the Ronald McDonald House. I can definitely say that a good time was had by all!


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