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A collaboration with Christine – this is a real skirt!!! on a hand drawn model, i hope you like…it’s the roaring 20’s flapper vintage version, of the design below, to see the process, etc, read on…this skirt is designed by Chris and will be for sale available as patterns for knitters in early January, this design will be on the front of the patterns. let me know if you are interested in ordering a pattern and i’ll pass on your details to Chris

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sales of this design – 1 so far, thank you Chris!!

a special project, this took 15 hours to complete from start to fin. it began as a pencil drawing and a photograph of a skirt and was in 3 parts which i put all together… see below:


Top half of Arwen (pencil drawing)

Arwen Skirt

Bottom half of Arwen

oh yes! i forgot to mention the background is an old rusty tin (a photo) which i found in an opshop..i loved it to bits and finally found a use for it! it forms the basis for the background and the matt Arwen is standing on too

The skirt in this image is a real skirt!
See it here and gasp what a gorgeous beauty, and it was not only made by my friend Christine Jones but it was DESIGNED by her. Chris is currently completing a course in the UK to enhance her knit design skills, it’s very intensive and she always wanted to be able to create her own designs, finally, she’s come up with not just one, but another beautiful Flamenco wrap knitted and designed by Chris with eco friendly yarns, was recently featured on the front page of YARN Magazine

Chris has asked me to create girls to ‘wear’ her real designs once she has created them, so that she can put the designs on the front of her patterns and sell to other knitters.

This arwen design she’s come up with in rainbow colours has got to be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, I’m so proud of my friend.

I have recoloured Arwen and reimagined her in a vintage 1920’s style art deco scene as a little Charleston dancer/flapper …. the skirt seems to easily translate into the fashion of that time… one day Chris hopes to also create an adult version of the skirt with pattern… wouldn’t that be cool.

Chris is a wiz with all things textile and fibre, and i recently visited her place for a Sunday garage sale and came home with more than i intended .. a beautiful huge felted bag, gorgeous Cloth, Scissors, Paper mags, tools and equipment for stamping, so inspiring! Thank you Chris!

I will keep you posted. Please email/bmail me if you would be interested in a copy of Chris’s patter for the skirt, it’s at this stage for girl’s but if you are interested in it as a big girl pattern for ladies, please let me know and I’ll pass on your interest to Chris to spur her on into making the adult one and creating a pattern for it also.

Chris can probably take orders if you’d like me to pass on your details, she hopes the pattern to go on sale early January, she just has other test knitters all over the world working on the pattern to ensure it all turns out beautifully.
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and something a bit different for you 500 coloured pencils enjoy the creative journey…..
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Christine’s handmade one off textile garments available for sale on etsy
http://www.etsy.com/shop/yarnaboutyarn
yarnaboutyarn Christine’s website link
http://www.yarnaboutyarn.com/
Christine’s blog
http://www.yarnaboutyarn.blogspot.com/
Christine’s cards and prints available for sale on redbubble
http://www.redbubble.com/people/christinejones

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Contact email karinlouisetaylor@gmail.com*
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Comments

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    sweet like you,merry christmas

  • oops, thank you so much Scott,
    Merry Christmas!! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Tiffany Atkin
    Tiffany Atkinalmost 5 years ago

    gorgeous ♫

  • aw, thanx so much tiffatron, lovely symbol and response too :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 5 years ago

    aw, thank you so much Scott!! :)
    Merry Christmas!!


    large framed print in off white matt and cherry frame

  • Patricia Howitt
    Patricia Howittalmost 5 years ago

    Love this one, Karin! You are endlessly inventive – what a gift!

  • aw, thank you Patricia, i really didn’t think I’d be doing this project this side of Christmas, but the opportunity presented and I couldn’t help myself .. so pleased you like it :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Trystan  Mitchell
    Trystan Mitchellalmost 5 years ago

    this is an amazing piece…I’m really in awe of your technique and the shear wealth of variety and styles you’ve worked in….especially fond of your digital colouring over pencils….feel like I’m still doing it by numbers with crayon. Fantastic stuff….

  • thank you so much Trystan, that’s a wonderful response, very heartening as I class you as a superb illustrator with enormous imagination and skill… really appreciate your comment! ;)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Trystan  Mitchell
    Trystan Mitchellalmost 5 years ago

    It must be late again…I swear I just saw her move……. ;-)

  • lol, did she wink at you…..she’s been playing tricks on me all night too ;)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • lianne
    liannealmost 5 years ago

    How fabulous of you to take us through the whole process Karin – it gives us an even greater appreciation for your amazing gifts. This is is truly a wonderful creation, my friend – and the whole thing came together so beautifully. It was also just so dear of you to promote your friend’s knit designs. I have to admit that that skirt is adorable!

  • ….tis adorable that skirt, imagine it in an adult size……ooooh heavenly! thank you lianne for your lovely response, i’m just so glad you enjoyed, i was pretty worried how it would work out, as I’ve never done anything like it .. but it was fun and a great project..and Chris has more designs planned for next year so we’ll be doing more collaborations like this one together :) xxx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome work

  • aw thank you so much for your lovely response to Arwen :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...almost 5 years ago

    fantastic work..and a merry xmas to u

  • Heather, thank you so much for that lovely response, and a merry merry christmas to you and your loved ones too :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Lisadee Lisa Defazio
    Lisadee Lisa D...almost 5 years ago

    Ah the skirt grabbed me and I thought how did she do it??? Love the innovation and colour here beaut stuff Karin!

  • lol…of course it would…knowing you !! lol….
    this is my friend’s creation, and i play a tiny role in creating the girls for her outfits….it’s like being little and playing with paper doll clothes cutouts, every big girls dream huh :) I do want a skirt like that too…but alas, i cannot knit to save myself… i am really in awe of Christine and people like you that sew and work with textiles, i can only draw them and long after them :) x many thanx Lisa :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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