Here are some gorgeous photos from another German woman who was a botanical artist who featured butterflies in some of her drawings — and birds! Barbara Regina Dietzsch (German painter & illustrator) Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706-1783) was a member of an important family of painters, engravers, and musicians that flourished in Nuremberg during the eighteenth […]
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A mystery package the last week of May-June, July-Aug, Sept-Oct, Dec-Jan, 2019 & Feb 2020. Yarn, book, paintings, patterns, and more. Yarn indie dyed by Donna Druchunas.
Our theme for 2019 will be Maria Sibylla Merian’s Garden Flowers. Based on the colors, art, and flowers of Maria. Your 1 year of projects will be based on this theme with some variations.
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Maria Sibylla Merian (German naturalist and scientific illustrator) 1647 – 1717 Tulip, two Branches of Myrtle and two Shells, ca. 1700 drawing 33.6 x 24 cm. (13.23 x 9.45 in.) Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands © photo Rijksmuseum Merian received her artistic training from her stepfather, Jacob Marrel, a student of the still life painter Georg […]
Hi! If you haven’t received box 3 yet, you will soon! I hope you like this pattern as much as I do. It was really fun to design and knit, although it has a few challenges if the techniques are new to you. The pattern name is Raupen Wrap, and raupen is German for caterpillar. […]
All this embroidery is inspiring me. Do you all want to do an embroidered knit project later this year? I have ideas! These gorgeous pieces are by Jenny Adin-Christie, a freelance specialist traditional embroiderer, trained at the Royal School of Needlework. She has some amazing photos and information on her website, so if you have […]