Back in September of 2011, I discovered the Darn Good Yarn company while surfing the Internet one evening. I was very impressed with their mission to help women abroad, the desire to improve our environment through recycling, and the eye appeal of their products.
I’ve always been fascinated with the culture of India and loved the graceful look of the Sari. The subtle draping is truly an art form.
At the time; I was designing a number of crochet patterns and wanted some pretty snoods for our afghan hound. Geisha’s lineage through her sire’s side goes back to the royal houses of India, so it only seemed appropriate to start my Internation Collection of Snoods with this beginning.
The sari snood is made from an inner base of hand painted chenille in “Mermaid”.
The coordinating outer scarf is made of silk yarn woven in India from recycled saris called “Dream of Mermaids”.
This specialty yarn is available at http://www.darngoodyarn.com.
The crown of the snood has 14K gold beads that have been crocheted into the design.
An imported Tikka from India on a crocheted base (to prevent hair snags) adorns the center of this snood.
Modeling by “Geisha” (Tahkira Angelsun Memoirs) AKC Pointed by Kaitlin Jeanette Smith
American, Canadian, Australian & Indian Grand Champion 44 Best in Show
Each year, I try to learn a new skill and in 2012 decided to try my hand at Millinery. This Confetti Creation is my second foray into Fascinators.
It was made with Tropical Sunshine Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn (from Darn Good Yarn), white feathers and French Veiling. An explosion of Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn adorns the crown. The base secures to the hair with a comb.
This princess teardrop shaped base has been covered and bound with Darn Good Yarn’s ”Dreams of Mermaids” Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn giving a shirred effect. The back of the hat is embellished with a vintage silk rose, feathers and a blusher of French Veiling completes the look.
The shades of Aquamarine are perfect for a windy March birthday–just be sure to hold onto your hat!! As with all of my headgear, this is a one-of-a-kind piece as unique as you are!
Both the Fascinator and Hat are available for sale in my Etsy shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/angelsunawares
A complimentary hatpin is included with each hat/fascinator purchase.
What’s next? I have some beautiful Pearled Ivory Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Darn Good Yarn that will beome a Bridal creation as soon as the remainder of my supplies arrive. Stay tuned for more hats, fascinators and Silk Sari Ribbon projects!
And, what would I do if I won the contest that Darn Good Yarn is currently running? Well make more hats of course and perhaps a crocheted or knitted project as well. The silk sari ribbon yarn inspires me to think outside the box of traditional yarn uses. With so many colors and textures to choose from–the sky is truly the limit!!
Somewhere in the distance, I hear the jingle of brass bells, the singing of women, the soft swish of silk and the laughter of children. And I know that the world is a little better for this . . .
Here’s the Wedding Veil. It has a 12″ silk rose and the frame is wrapped with Pearled Ivory Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon and then overlayed with French trim.