Flower Power

Are we back to the 60’s, you ask?? Well, not quite. Flowers have always represented peace and beauty so why not use them in your knitted designs? Whether you knit or crochet, flowers are easy additions to any garment or accessory.

Valentino and Debbie Bliss– Two designers that do not usually stand in the same sentence, but both of whom incorporated flowers into their designs this season.

Valentino Spring Collection

Valentino Spring Collection

Valentino Spring Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Bliss’s floral spread in the most current issue:

Debbie Bliss Magazine Spring 2011

Debbie Bliss Magazine Spring 2011

Debbie Bliss Magazine Spring 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best resource for learning this technique is definitely  100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet – whether you are creating a simple rose or adding a knitted bouquet to your favorite hat, there are so many ways to manipulate the flower and to embellish any garment. Not to mention how fun… luckily now its stylish.

You can even go this far as knitwear designer Nicky Epstein did. (Check out her site- she is the queen of knitted flowers!)

Felted Flower Chair

But in New York City the inspiration for flowers does not come from Madison or 5th Avenues, but rather Park Avenue. The rose sculptures spanning 57th street to 67th street have truly been on the mind of all New Yorkers. Flowers are all around us… and it’s not even spring yet!!!

Park Avenue Sculptures

 

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One Response to Flower Power

  1. ljknits says:

    love this! Does this really a sign of Spring?

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