Archive for November, 2009

November 2, 2009

A Few Knit Pieces

by strangewhitemoth


Wool knit cowl scarf.


A few of the cables.


I think this scarf is one of the best examples of my love for textural surfaces.


Also, a brimmed hat with cables made out of fisherman’s wool.



November 2, 2009

Kiwi Bird Kit

by strangewhitemoth


I designed this knitted kiwi bird kit for someone to make on their own.  The yarn, needles, and button eyes are included in the kit bag  which was sewn after being screen printed with a drawing of a kiwi on the outside and the knitting pattern on the inside.


The pre-made kiwi bird does not come with the kit, but in the future there will be a blanket that is pre-made to go with the kit.  I am currently working on the blanket which is made out of the same alpaca as the kiwi.  The organic, undyed alpaca yarn I used comes from three alpacas, Rose, Rudy, and Topaz, on an alpaca farm in my hometown of Richmond, Indiana. When you purchase yarn from their farm, the label tells you the names of the alpacas used to make the yarn, because each individual alpaca produces a different fiber based on its own color and age.

The basis I was working from for this project was designing something that supported local business and resources, engaged the buyer in the process of creating the object, and entised them to learn a new skill.

November 2, 2009

Felt Messenger/Saddle Bags

by strangewhitemoth

November 2, 2009

More Wool Coil Neckpieces

by strangewhitemoth

November 1, 2009

Wool Coil Neckpieces

by strangewhitemoth


These neckpieces are based on the neck coils of the Padaung women of Burma (commonly refered to as the long neck tribe). Their neckpieces were something I always found very beautiful, but I realized that most people did not agree with me.  So, I wanted to create a “western/contemporary” version of these coils that expressed my awe and respect for them in a way that others could better relate to.


I first knit the “coils” from wool and then felted them. The closure is crocheted cotton.