Okay by now you know me well enough to know how much I enjoy finding and writing about great indy designer. I found a very exciting and enthusiastic designer to share with you today. Susan Carlson is as beautiful as her designs. I know you are going to LOVE her work.
I first ran across designs from the Felted Button on The WHOot. (another site I am completely addicted to) The design was called the "Spring into Summer Blanket" and uses one of my favorite techniques to create a beautiful pattern you can find it here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spring-into-summer-blanket on Ravelry. (If you are in any way involved with crocheting, weaving, knitting, or spinning you should be on Ravelry. Its a great resource. ) The Blanket pattern is free and a great way to learn a new crocheting skill!
The first thing I noticed is that Susan Carlson has got to be one of the most prolific pattern designers I have come across since my blog on "Zooty Owl". Color, color, color and more color. Amazing. Her career began much like my own... inspired to pick up her crochet hook after many long years away from the art by bloggers who caught her attention. I love her description of her experience "...I picked up my hook and began hooking again. I was smitten--as it quieted my "noisy" brain and allowed me to make beautiful yarny things." Boy has it allowed her to create many beautiful yarny things. Wow! Everything from a child's teepee, to blankets, to mittens! Everything made with great colors and textures!
You can find all of her designs on http://www.feltedbutton.com. There are some beautiful crocheted throws on her page that I think would make a great edition to any decor. For instance the Pansy Parade Blanket pictured here: http://www.feltedbutton.com/p/my-patterns_26.html (scroll down) is so pretty and would make a great piece for a child's room or a favorite chair. Susan Carlson has a world of delights for crocheters interesting patterns, shapes, textures, colors, wearable, gift-able, joy. Check out all of her designs including the Treasures in Sand Wrap and the Ombre Ruffle blanket. Spectacular! Felted Button can be found all over the web so exploring the bright, beautiful world of color presented by Susan Carlson is very easy you can even subscribe to her newsletter!
I am certain that once you see Susan Carlson's designs you'll be as charmed as I was by her contagious l love of color!
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