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Happy Christmas and New Year

Sidney Slapstick (knitted 2002, photograph re-edited 2014)

Sidney Slapstick (knitted 2002, photograph re-edited 2014)

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas holiday and a creative New Year.

Cozy

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #1 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #1 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #2 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #2 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #3 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #3 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #4 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #4 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #5 – surface pattern.

Cozy Knit (spots and stripes) #5 – surface pattern.

These were my entries for the recent Tigerprint Spots and Stripes design competition. The brief was to come up with a fresh take on surface patterns featuring spots and stripes and to follow key colour trends for spring/summer 2014.

The main pattern was taken from the little angel I drew for Shoot it, Sketch it a few weeks ago. I scanned the original ink drawing and edited it as a vector illustration. I ended up with quite a few combinations I really liked but had to narrow it down to just five. I picked a couple of the brighter patterns, a couple in some rather yummy grey-blue tones and one that looks a bit like knitted brown paper.

No, they didn’t win, but that’s not why I enter competitions. I do it for the challenge, for the experience and because it’s fun to have a go. Anything more than that is a bonus : )

Shoot it, Sketch it: Little angel

Little angel – ink and watercolour, 230 x 160 mm, 2012.

Little angel – ink and watercolour, 230 x 160 mm, 2012.

Anna Cull Little Angel

The little angel on the top of our Christmas tree inspired this week’s Shoot it, Sketch it (yes, it’s a fake tree — I’m allergic to the pine variety). I knitted her years ago using one of Jean Greenhowe’s wonderful patterns — she was a fairy in the pattern book but I turned her into an angel by making a halo instead of a bow. She’s about 100 mm tall.

Others participating in Shoot it, Sketch it are Clouds of ColourThe Little LeafLunch Sketch and Poppytump.

Happy Christmas, everyone : )