"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Not My Colors, But...

I thought I'd make a bookmark in autumn colors. Not for me, because I really don't like them (other than on the trees, I mean). I'm planning to save this one for next year's sale. There certainly are people who like oranges, and for the sale I try to make things in a broad range of colors so there will be something for everyone.

This is the "Sunrise, Sunset" bookmark from Martha's Playing with Picots book. It's probably my favorite design in the book, and I'm sure I'll make it again in colors I like. For this one, I used Lizbeth 694 Harvest Orange and 685 Evergreen Dark.

I think the color interplay in this design is very clever, especially since it is all done without cutting the threads. I think it's also a design that, in the right colors (perhaps even including these), is equally appealing to men and women. It's graceful but not frilly, and has very visually interesting patterns. I always try to include some items that will appeal to men at the sale as well, so all around, this one is a winner.


  1. I think it looks very nice!! :) I love the design!! :)

  2. Lovely. Yes, it is very clever.

  3. This is so perfect nice job! Years ago I did one where you weave the picots and it was fun. Gave it to my husband, It was in variegated browns. I'll have to see What book it is in and post it. It's nice to have something for men.

  4. Fabulous! Yes, it's important when making things for sale not to just make things you like yourself.

  5. Those colors wouldn't normally be appealing to me, but they do look great in that bookmark!