Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Susan Stayte's way with yarn
Happy to be back in Bylocal, particularly in the new location next to TK Maxx. I took a break from the shop over the Summer, to spend time with my family, walk Offa’s Dyke and make plenty of new stock.
My current work includes textile brooches and delicate scarves. My designs are made from very good quality yarns, often ‘lace weight’ and a wide range of beads. The flower brooches are made using combinations of crochet, corkwork and Japanese cording and usually feature beaded centres and extensions. I take care with the workmanship and aim to produce high quality decorative pieces in a variety of styles. The scarves are very fine, crocheted and subtly beaded and are sold with a co-ordinating brooch. Can’t wait for the chilly weather as an excuse to snuggle up in them!
I have just started an evening course on textiles, at Stroud College. I am hoping to learn some new techniques to keep my stock fresh and interesting, for both my customers and myself. Making the textile items is a real pleasure for me. New designs are queuing up in my head; thoughts of warm Autumn colours and of a little Christmas ‘bling’ evolve.