Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fairy Knit-Along

I joined a Fairy Knit-along (Fairy KAL) on Ravely that has been awesome good fun!  It is being sponsored on four groups:

Fiona McDonald's Fans

We Make Dolls

How do you make dolls

Fiber Fairies

The rules are simple:  create a Fairy name and description using this online Fairy Name Generator, then make a fairy to match.  You can use any pattern you like, and combine knit, crochet, felting and sewing techniques.  The fairy needs to be completed in order to join a Fairy Meet-up on Halloween.

I am using the Grace Notes pattern, and my Fairy is described as follows:


Ember Agaricglow

She brings hallucinations. She lives where fireflies mate and breed. She can only be seen in the light of a full moon. She wears dresses that glow with fiery colours and has russet-coloured wings like a brightly coloured butterfly. 

As she has taken shape in my mind, she has pale ivory skin with hair the color of midnight.  Nightshade tatoos are embroidered on her body, and her eyes are the color of embers.


I wanted realistic looking butterfly wings for her, so I modified a couple of my crochet butterfly patterns: the Swallowtail and the Milkweed butterflies, then decided to add to this a pattern for Luna Moth wings as well.  


She still needs hair, and her fairy finery.  Coming soon :-)


17 comments:

  1. Holy fairy dust!!!! Ember has arrived and isn't she a beauty!!! Love the embroidery tattoos, which you are so adept. I know it isn't easy to do on knit or crochet but you make it look easy. She is one awesome fae so far. Can't wait to see what you do with hair and couture.

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    1. Thanks my friend! I think embroidery on knitting is a bit easier than on crochet...the surface is smoother.

      Waiting impatiently to see your Fae emerge :-)

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  2. Beautiful. You do such fine work.

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  3. Wow! Ember is ethereal - see my cool alliteration there.... ;)! But seriously, I am always amazed by your dolls and by your creativity and the little touches you bring to your dolls! Can't wait to see the final pictures of Ember. Inge

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    1. Ethereal Ember and I thank you :-)

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  4. Love this little fairy Beth!!!!!

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  5. Hi Beth, you're really into knitting these days! The other day, I made a romper based on your designs for a Sonny Angel, with Mettler 50 and a #13 hook :
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/biscuitbear/14683530946/
    I wonder if it would be OK if I explained the pattern briefly in French on my blog, referring to your site of course. Please let me know!

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    1. Hello Helene!! How great to hear from you. Most certainly you can explaint the pattern on your blog, and thank you in advance for referencing it back to mine :-)

      I hope you are well, and surviving another Sherlock hiatus. I think I read that 2015 will be the soonest for new episodes.

      Take care, mon ami :-)

      Beth

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    2. Thanks a lot for the kind permission Beth!

      How I am surviving? Well like this !
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/biscuitbear/14706981721/

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  6. Whee can I get the grave notes pattern pls

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    1. Natasha, look along the left sidebar on this blog for "Grace Notes Knit Doll," all of the patterns are there in .PDF format.

      Beth

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