Sunday, March 28, 2010

PURPLES - and LAVENDERS - for Spring!!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Internet Shop of Handmade Items In Fibers

Have read and heard in various places around - mostly on the Internet, but also on TV - this Spring is the season for various shades of PURPLE - and it being a popular time for pastels - LAVENDERS and VIOLETS!!

Since I started doing Thread Crochet, various shades of PURPLE have been one of the popular colors -- and I have made and sold a number of pieces in them!

I love to work in Shaded Lavenders and Shaded Purples - in fact I have a work-in-progress with Pansies in those colors!! I have a number of crochet threads in those colors - Daisy size 30, J & P Coats size 30 (both "vintage" threads in new condition) -- and, of course, the DMC Pearl Cotton size 8 threads and DMC Tatting Cotton Threads!!

Below a few of the finished items in these colors are pictured - if they sold on Etsy or are listed on Etsy, the photo will link!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Internet Shop of Handmade Items In Fibers

I design and plan much of my work in Crochet and Knitting with the seasons and nature in mind - that is just me!

Some call this "Nature in Art"!

Here are several items made in a Yellow and a Light Spring-like Green!

Not sure if these are the most "trendy colors" this year -- but they were requested for Spring -- so I did make these!


As I do Custom Orders and I have this thread in stock -- I can also do Special Orders to customer specifications, if requested!!


Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Internet Shop of Handmade Items In Fibers

My Etsy Team, THREAD ARTISTS OF ETSY, has an Updated version of their FLOWERS AND BOTANICALS GIFT GUIDE -- for this Spring!!

I have a few things in it with a number of other Team Members!

Here is the You Tube video of it:

If you go to our Gift Guide on our Team Blog - you can click through and see the individual listings with particulars!

Monday, March 15, 2010


Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Internet Shop of Handmade Items In Fibers

A-h-h-h!! The "LUCK" of the Four-Leaf Clover!!

Personally, I am not much of one to rely on "LUCK" -- though I don't mind if I have some time to time!!

According to "tradition" and "legend" the real Four-Leaf Clover (which does exist) brings luck to their finder!!

Actually, I do believe I really saw one once -- by accident -- in some wild place, though I will be honest, as there are some other plants that supposedly look just like it, I cannot say for sure it was actually a Four-Leaf Clover! (I have plenty of the more common variety of clover - the Three-Leaf one - in my front yard - and I am particularly fond of it -- it makes great green ground cover inbetween all my plants and pots!!!)

You can read about the Four-Leaf Clover some here on Wikipedia!!

The Four-Leaf Clover pictured above though is one made of Fiber - and is one of what will be 20 motifs in a Table Runner that is currently a work-in-progress (see the beginning 4 motifs below).

Some will tell you that no matter what form it comes in, these Four-Leaf clovers represent "LUCK"!! Therefore, this Table Runner, which will have 10 of them in it, will be quite LUCKY!!

Actually, I am doing it as a Nature-Inspired Spring-Themed item (also good for St. Patrick's Day if you so choose) in Shamrock Green (for the Four-Leaf Clovers) and Ecru for the border and alternating motifs.

The alternating motif (below) is actually a design of a flower or plant with a number of shoots - and I am doing it in Ecru beige as a background for the Four-Leaf Clovers.

The Table Runner will be a long and thin one - the type you put down the middle of a long table and often hanging over the sides some - either directly on a bare table or on top of a tablecloth. The overall design is my idea - though I am using various motifs from different places. When finished, it will be approximately 10 inches wide by 50 inches long.

And definitely for a Nature-type decor or decoration!!

Watch for it in my Etsy shop - it should be finished and listed within a few days!!

I have lots of ideas for motifs -- and lots of patterns for all kinds of motifs that I could make into a similar design - wider or longer or shorter - as I have said before - I DO CUSTOM ORDERS!! Contact me through my Etsy shop or private contact (upper right on this blog) if you want to discuss a CUSTOM ORDER!!