About Donna Druchunas
An entrepreneur for over 15yrs, I've dabbled in all kinds of businesses. From self publishing, knit design, website sales, teaching, mentoring, and more. I love to see other people succeed in whatever their endeavor may be. I'll be able to give you a jumpstart to start your business, start a hobby, website, and make you a success in the craft industry. This is my business and it supports me, my husband, three cats, living in a large farmhouse in Vermont USA.

After Chart B on Raupen Wrap

There were a couple of questions on Ravelry about working Chart B and the Beads and Buds section after that, so I’m posting this here in case anyone else has the same question. After you finish chart A, you will work Chart B (with 4 garter sts at each end and in the center) until […]

Butterfly Motif Videos & Errata (Video)

Here are the videos for making the butterfly motif in the Raupen Wrap! I found a small mistake in the chart. Here is the portion of the butterfly motif showing the correct version. Just add gray “no stitch” squares on each side of the V increase above the yarn overs at the top (chart row […]

Misc notes from Donna

How’s everyone doing? Have any photos to share here or on Ravelry? Any questions about any of the patterns so far? I just realized I never uploaded the Japanese butterfly motif video so on that for today. Sorry I forgot! I’m almost done with the modernized/Americanized cable butterfly chart that I’m redoing for you. And […]

Another Botanical Artist

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 […]

Maria Sibylla Merian Photo Album

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 […]

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