Thursday, November 30, 2017

My Newest Crochet Coasters Set in "Eye Poppin Colors" On Fire For Handmade Finds - Turquoise and Coral Orange

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Turquoise and Orange Square Rosette Coasters Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber


Above is a Coaster Set of 4 Square Rosette Coasters - arranged in a Diamond - Hand-crocheted in Orange and Turquoise.

This week they were chosen by Anne Hopfer of On Fire For Handmade to be in their "Eye Poppin Colors" Great Handmade Finds - in the complimentary color combination of Turquoise and Orange!  You can Vote for "RSS Designs In Fiber"!

This Coaster, as shown closeup in the photograph below, is crocheted using a special technique:  Hairpin Lace - for the Orange Center, which is a "Rosette".  ~~~ Around the Orange Center is crocheted a Turquoise Square with Clusters at the Corners. ~~~ The Border is Turquoise - Orange - Turquoise with a rounded crochet edging!


 Rosette Square Coaster - One of A Set of 4 - in Turquoise and Orange By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber



On Fire For Handmade is a site dedicated to showcasing genuine Handmade!  Check it out to find many kinds of items for you, your home or office - or as a Gift!

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This is how the Turquoise and Orange Coaster Photograph is on On Fire Handmade - Vote for RSS Designs In Fiber!

 Rosette Square Coaster Set of 4 - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thread Crochet Creations For the Holidays - By RSS Designs In Fiber and Crochet Friends

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



I find that Thread Crochet makes some very nice Decor or Decorations for the Holidays, whether it is for Holiday Tables - or for all kinds of Decorations!

Here are a few this Winter of 2017 -  from me (Ruth of RSS Designs In Fiber) - and some Thread Crochet friends!



 Holiday Red Flower Crochet Lace 21 Inch Table Topper By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber





 Holly Berry Crochet Coasters Set By Crochet By MSA on Etsy





 Ecru and Burgundy 26 Inch Crochet Table Centerpiece By DEMET on Etsy




Now I would like to show some Thread Crochet Pattern creations - designed and written by the Crochet Artist.



 Bella Crochet Thread Crochet Pattern - Country Christmas Doily





Andersons Creations Thread Crochet Pattern - Handmade Crochet Christmas Ornament



I have known of these Thread Crocheters for years - they make a variety of things that you can find in their shops - or, in the case of Bella Crochet, her blog is full of Thread Crochet ideas!!





Friday, November 10, 2017

Little Things For Holiday and All Occasion Gifts - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Patriotic Americana Star Coaster By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber

Whether it is for the Eight Days of Hanukkah - or Stuffing Stockings for Christmas - or a Gift Basket for Mother's Day or Birthdays - "Little Things", like the "Americana Star Coaster Set" in the photo above,  make nice Gifts!

RSS Designs In Fibers makes colorful things in all sizes - including "Little Things" - and here are a few of them -

  • Decor
  • Jewelry
  • Personal Accesories


All of these are Little Enough to fit in Baskets, Stockings, Envelopes, Gift Bags or Pouches!

Here is something to wear for a Lady - Boho Yellow Crochet Earrings!

 Yellow Crochet Rounds Dangle Earrings - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber





 Fall Leaves in Filet Crochet - Set of 4 - Coasters or Decorations - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber


Some Personal Eco-Friendly Cup Cozies in Blues!  See more in other colors HERE!

 Cup Cozy Set of 2 in Blues - Handmade Reusable - By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber



A lightweight Wood Bead Pendant Choker Necklace to Wear with anything!

 Wood Bead Pendant Choker Necklace - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber



Blue Irish Crochet Heart - Use as a Decoration or a Jewelry Pendant - See in other colors HERE - "Blue Heart signifies "Pure Honest Love" 

 Blue Irish Crochet Heart with 3D Roses - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber



Something colorful that is really useful - A Keychain with Irish Crochet Roses and Leaves

 Irish Crochet Roses and Leaves Keychain - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber




Silver, Red and Green Holiday Oval Decorations or Coasters!

 Silver Flowers in Green Ovals with Red - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber



Happy Holidays!!







Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New RSS Designs In Fiber Tunisian Crochet Pot Holder Set - Orange and Cream - In On Fire For Handmade Finds

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately





 Orange and Cream Potholder Set in Tunisian Crochet Tweed by Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber


Anne Hopfer, who does these "Handmade Finds" on her website, "On Fire For Handmade" sometimes does them in certain color combinations and this time she chose the Complimentary Color Combination of "Orange and Blue", which are very well-known complementary colors!

~~ You can always Vote for "RSS Designs In Fiber" in the Poll in this Handmade Finds!! ~~

Though I did not have anything made in both Orange and Blue - I did have these Handmade Pot Holders in my Etsy Shop in an Orange Color theme - but this complementary color scheme idea gave me another idea! ----- Though I would usually think that these would fit in an Orange/Yellow/Fall Colors Kitchen theme - they would also fit nicely as a contrasting color in a Blue Kitchen theme - livening it up some!!

Though Tunisian or Afghan Crochet Tweed, which I crocheted the main center part of these Pot Holders with, is a standard-ly done stitch - this exact design - with the Border and Rounded Edge - crocheted in a Chunky Cotton yarn - is my own!

I've been making Pot Holders for my own Kitchen for some years now (LOL)!  So, I've been experimenting some with what I think is the best, most useful design.  For my own use - I rarely hang them up now, so I left the hanging loop off (though if I do a custom order, I can always add them on for someone). 



 One Orange and Cream Tweed Pot Holder by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber


And I crocheted these with a Chunky Cotton Yarn - making them extra-thick!  This Chunky Cotton Yarn is labelled "Double Worsted" - but in another color theme, if I only have it in regular worsted weight cotton yarn, I can just double up the worsted yarn to get the same thickness! 

And I made these a generous size:  9 3/4 Inches Wide by 8 3/4 Inches High.

Therefore, overall they are very useful for handling hot dishes of all kinds - and they can also serve as a Hot Pad or Trivet on a Table or Counter!

The Photo above and the one below give you a closer look at how these are constructed - Tunisian or Afghan crochet come out a bit thick anyway - in Chunky Yarn, they are really thick - and I like that thickness for picking up Hot Casserole type Dishes out of an oven - or off the top of a stove!


 Closeup of Tunisan Crochet Tweed Pot Holder in Orange and Cream by Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

Go For Handmade!! - In Home Decor, there are so many Colors you can choose for yourself - or for  Gifts for others - and you can choose the Fibers and Designs!

See my earlier blog post about different Potholder Sets I have made:
https://rssdesignsinfiber.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-selection-of-cotton-potholders-for.html

Also - see other Potholders currently available for sale in my RSS Designs In Fiber Etsy Shop!


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Getting Ready for Upcoming Holidays - Thanksgiving - Chanukah - Christmas - New Years? See Artisan Handmade for Decor or Gifts or To Wear!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately


Over the Years I have become acquainted "online" with a number of people who do real Artisan Handmade - so, I am glad to present some of them on a Pinterest Board - with some of their Handmade suggested for the Fall / Winter Holidays in 2017.  There is:

  • Jewelry
  • Beads for Making Jewelry
  • Scarves and Hats
  • Decor
  • Photography Fine Art
  • Painting Fine Art
  • Crochet and Knitting
  • Party Supplies

-- All are created by the Indie Artisans selling them online!




You can go to the Pinterest Board in the widget above - and click through the Pins on it --
-- and here is a list of a few of these Artisan Friends Shops:


--- And you can always find RSS Designs In Fiber Handmade Fiber Decor and Personal Accessories in these Shops:


I've made and bought Handmade most of my life - since I was a young girl.

Maybe you can find something just right for your Holiday celebrations from these Artisans!



Sunday, October 22, 2017

Newest Blue Crochet Art I Made - For Holiday Decor

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Blue Star Lace 18 Inch Table Centerpiece or Topper - by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber

This Star-Shaped piece in Fine Crochet Lace is large enough to use as a Holiday Table Centerpiece - or as photographed above - a Table Topper on a linen tablecloth.

Blue - in this case a Light Sky Blue - is popular in all kinds of decorating:
  • Jewish
  • Nautical
  • French Country
  • Sky or Galaxy
Being a Star Shape - it also fits in all kinds of Holiday settings!

If you look closely - it actually has a Star in the center that is in a different pattern, so it looks like a "Star in a Star".  

This closeup shows the Star Shape in the center a little bit more clearly:

 Closeup of 18 Inch Blue Star Lace Center - showing the center Star Shape in a different pattern - By RSS Designs In Fiber


Would this fit in your Holiday decorating this season?

Blue Crochet Decor - many doilies, but other things too - have been some of my favorites to make all along.  See the photos below for a selection of them.  If they are not available to purchase (some already sold) - you can email me for a Custom Request (all photos link)
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 Stars In the Sky - 16 Inch Blue Round Table Topper



 Blue White Starbust with Crystal Beads - By RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy




 Baby Blue Irish Crochet Heart - By RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy




 Potholders in Denim Blue and Navy Blue - By RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy



 Blue White Star in Irish Crochet - By RSS Designs In Fiber - Sold on Etsy





 7 Star Doily in Blues and White - Email RSS Designs In Fiber for a Custom Request




 Large Doily or Centerpiece or Table Topper - White with Navy Blue Beading - Email RSS Designs In Fiber for a Custom Request

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Earthy Protective Laptop Sleeve in "School Daze Back To School" Handmade Finds

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Protective Laptop Sleeve in Earthy Colors - By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

Well - It is "Back-To-School" time for the 2017-18 School Year!

And I can't help but think about how different some things are from when I went to school in the 1950's, 60's, 70's!

One of those "different things" is that most kids now have a Laptop that they take to classes with then - and it needs to be dragged around to different classes, as well as back and forth to school.

It was 10 or so years ago that I made my own Laptop Sleeve for my own Laptops - in Double Strand Worsted Yarns, so if I had it in a suitcase or rolling backpack - or just carrying it around with me - it would be cushioned and protected.  Still have it!!

This one pictured above, as in the On Fire For Handmade Great Finds, "School Daze Back To School" - (with a Closeup below) - is My Newest Laptop Sleeve that I made with Double Strand Worsted Yarn - and have for sale in my Etsy Shop.

This Laptop Sleeve is crocheted with "Afghan Crochet" in a Paddy Green Yarn and an Ombre Yarn to make a "Tweed" Pattern, as shown in the Closeup below.


 Protective Laptop Sleeve in Earthy Colors - By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

Like this???  Vote for "RSS Designs In Fiber" at the On Fire For Handmade "School Daze Back To School Great Handmade Finds"

Thursday, August 10, 2017

RSS Designs In Fiber Feature on "Crafting Memories" Blog - Crocheting with Silver Metallic Threads for Sparkle!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately


Thank You to Cathy of Crafting Memories for Featuring RSS Designs In Fiber Etsy Shop on her blog!

This Blog Post by Crafting Memories is focusing on Artisan Handmade with Silver!

There are several ways to add some Silver Sparkle to Crocheting with Threads ---

~ Silver Metallic Blending Filament with the Thread ~

~ Silver Beads Crocheted in with the Thread ~

--- and RSS Designs In Fiber uses Silver Metallic Blending Filament with Threads - including Threads that come with the Silver Metallic Blending Filament on it.

Here are the 3 Handmade items from my RSS Designs In Fiber Etsy Shop Featured on the Crafting Memories Blog - all crocheted with Silver Metallic Blending Filament.  (There are closeup photos on all these Etsy Listings that the Silver shows in.  And all these Photos in this Blog Post link to my Etsy Shop.)



 White Crochet 3D Flower Brooch with Silver Accents - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy





 Turquoise N Silver Arrows Table Runner - Filet Crochet Art By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy





 White and Silver Crochet Lace Bag - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber



The Silver Metallic Blending Filament with the Thread add some "Sparkle" or "Light" to these items - you need to look closely to see the actual specks of Silver that show in the Closeup Photos  - as it shows in this Closeup of the Turquoise N Silver Arrows Table Runner.


 Closeup of Motif for Turquoise N Silver Arrows Table Runner - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy





There are a few other Handmade Items of mine - in my RSS Designs In Fiber Etsy Shop - the first 2 are for sale now - the third sold years back.



 Holiday Silver Flowers Oval Crochet Coasters Set - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy





 Romantic Couple Doily - Filet Crochet Lace Decor - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy





 3D Silver Garnet Red Roses on White Cluny Lace Doily - Sold - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy


Do you like Silver Metallics in Crocheting???

Thursday, July 27, 2017

New Irish Crochet Hearts - One Pink, One Purple

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber 

    Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately


Romantic Irish Crochet Hearts - In Threads or Yarns - Some Beaded!!


Pale Pink Irish Crochet Heart in Threads by Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

I've been crocheting these Irish Crochet Lace  Hearts since shortly after I started crocheting with Threads!  This is a new one I did All Pink - including beading it with Pale Pink Beads!  It is small Trinket size - about 5 Inches High and Wide. The Loop at the top can be used to string a chain or Ribbon through to hang up or for a Choker or Necklace.  Decor - or Personal Accessory - or Jewelry!




 Lavender Irish Crochet Heart with Plum Purple Roses in Threads by Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber




This new one is in a Purple Theme!  Lavender Purple Heart with Plum Purple Roses in it!  The Beads used for this Heart are Crystal Iris Glass Beads with a very slight Purple tint!










I can do one of these Hearts in any color of thread I have - I have a Made-To-Order Listing for an Irish Crochet Heart on Etsy ---

 Irish Crochet Heart in Yarns - Red and Pink - by Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Americana Star Coasters - Handmade By RSS Designs In Fiber - In On Fire For Handmade "Patriotic Pizazz" Great Finds

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Americana Star Coaster Set of 6 - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber


Thanks to Anne Hopfer for putting this Coaster Set I crocheted in Americana Red, White and Blue in the On Fire For Handmade "Patriotic Pizazz" Great Finds on June 25, 2017!!  It lasts one week!

You can Vote for RSS Designs In Fiber in the Poll for this Great Finds (every 24 hours actually for the whole week)!!

The Front of these Coasters, as shown in the photo above, have a White Star in Navy Blue - with a Red-White-Red Border - intentionally done as an Americana Red. White and Blue theme!!

The Back comes out slightly different - but if you like it better, you can have this face-up - crocheted to be Reversible!

 Patriotic Americana Star Coaster Set of 6 - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber



These Coasters are 4 1/2 Inches in Diameter - here shown as a Gift Set!


 RSS Designs In Fiber Patriotic Coaster Set - shown as a Gift Set




Thursday, June 22, 2017

Handmade Cotton Pink Scarf - Using Filet Crochet to Make Something To Wear - Nice For Summer!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Pink Lace Flower Scarf in Filet Crochet - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling as RSS Designs In Fiber



6 Filet Crochet Flowers - with 5 Filet Crochet Webs - a Web between each Flower - See this Photo showing 3 of the 6 Flowers with 2 of the 5 Webs:


 Photo of Pink Lace Flower Scarf showing the middle of the Scarf - 3 Flowers and 2 Webs between them - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber


The Scarf is Hand-Crocheted with Fashion Weight Cotton Light Pink Yarn -- 70 Inches Long and 10 Inches Wide - Being 100% Cotton Lace, it is definitely Summer Wear!

Here is a Closeup of one end of the Scarf - a Flower is at each end of the Scarf.


 Closeup of Flower at the End of Pink Lace Flower Scarf - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber


Of course - this could also be used as a Decor Item:

  • A Dresser Scarf in a Women's Bedroom or Dressing Room
  • A Table Runner on a Dining Table or Coffee Table

Find more Filet Crochet by RSS Designs In Fiber in this Section of her Etsy Shop

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Newest Crochet Lace - Yellow Star Crochet Lace Earrings - plus other Crochet Jewelry by RSS Designs In Fiber

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Yellow Star Dangle Crochet Lace Earrings - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber


These are the Newest line of Crochet Lace items I decided to make and sell online - Crochet Lace Dangle Earrings - Handmade By RSS Designs In Fiber - these are a Yellow Star In A Circle Dangles - 3 1/2 Inches in Diameter, which is considered "Extra Large" or "Jumbo" for Earring Dangles.

These are basically a Crochet Lace Round in a certain pattern - the type of which I make all the time - but for Earrings, they are tightly stitched and then starched to stay in shape when attached to Earring Wires.

Note:  These Yellow Star Earrings are in the "Handmade Heatwave Great Finds" by On Fire for Handmade for the week starting July 9, 2017 through July 15, 2017 - You can Vote for "RSS Designs 
In Fiber"

I had gotten some instructions/patterns for making Crochet Jewelry - mostly Chokers or Necklaces or Earrings - with Beads and I made one Choker with Wood Beads some time back:


 Wood Bead Choker Necklace - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber



But I decided to do more - in more colors and designs - and I have made a little bit of headway - and my first newer project was this longer Beaded Pendant Necklace with Matching Earrings in Aqua. 


 Aqua Beaded Necklace with Flower Pendant and Matching Earrings - Handmade By RSS Designs In Fiber




 The Aqua Beads and the Pendant are actually crocheted onto the crochet thread strands, that are crocheted in a design by Maggie Petsch Chasalow that I like, though I adapt it to my idea of what to make!

Then I had the idea to take one of my Wood Hoop projects with a Filet Crochet design inside it of a "Bird of Peace" (Dove with Olive Branch) - and make it a short Necklace/Choker:


 Bird of Peace Pendant Necklace - Handmade By RSS Designs In Fiber



I really enjoy crocheting with  Crochet Threads - which these are all crocheted with!  Making a Necklace / Choker / Earring Strand with Crochet Threads (sometimes doubled up) makes for a very lightweight Jewelry piece.  I use very strong crochet threads, which hold up well - and are washable and colorfast!

I have a Pinterest Board for My Handmade Jewelry - you can follow it on Pinterest for any new pieces I add to it - or follow me on Etsy, which is where I put the Crochet Jewelry I make!