Fibre art

During the Dutch Golden Age, Quirijn van Brekelenkam painted scenes of men spinning. It seems that his compatriot Jacob van Toorenvliet (1640-1719) then painted the next step in the yarn-production process:

Rafael valls a man spinning yarn with a peasant woman 12466192042803

And I’ve been working diligently on the next step: turning yarn into garments. Blue ones, too, just like in the painting…

Also, a new free pattern! I’m stashbusting again and Rhenish Amber is a quick project in worsted weight. The cables provide  interest while remaining simple enough to knit while binge-watching Elementary at one in the morning. (Why yes, I do speak from experience.)

The “red gold of the Rhine” cannot, alas, be captured with any accuracy in photos…


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