Introducing Frosted Flowers – my debut collection

It’s finally here!  I have added a new page for my designs in the header bar above, where you can buy the patterns or the collection as a whole.  But just before you go, I’ll share my introduction and inspiration behind Frosted Flowers.

Frosted Flowers was inspired by examples of nature, vintage lace patterns, and creativity that have been hidden or preserved in ice, waiting to be discovered and brought into the light.  The beauty and delicacy but strength and resilience of plants and flowers during the winter months, not to mention their behaviour and adaptation to the weather, amazes me year after year.  They may be battered by wind and rain or bitten by frost, but the elements never win.  Flowers bloom defiantly in barren landscapes, all the more captivating against their sullen, cold backdrop.

I knitted the collection in Rowan Yarns’ Kidsilk Haze and Fine Lace because the yarns capture the essence of what I am trying to say.  Together, they make an unbeatable team.  Their beauty is undeniable, they were made for lacework, and they too have a tough but delicate quality: extremely fine yarns, but also extremely strong.  Lace is a perennial favourite, and knitted up in Kidsilk Haze and Fine Lace it is equally practical and glamorous – perfect for those times when you want a deliciously feminine escape from chunky knits and cables.

The colour palette is cool but soft, capturing the shades of winter skies and flowers.  There are soft pinks and ethereal clouds, with some deep blue to keep insipidity at bay.  Winter might bring cold days and muted shades, but the textures and contrasts are far from dull.  Nature is dormant, gathering strength for the seasons ahead.  The landscape may be quiet and still, but the flutters of robins and flashes of flora punctuate the cold with life.

Snow and ice have the power to kill, but they also have the power to preserve.  Frosted Flowers speaks to anyone or anything that survives the cold and dares to be beautiful.

I’m very happy and proud that it’s finished, but most of all, I hope you enjoy the collection!

Image copyright: Andrew Collymore
Image copyright: Andrew Collymore

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