The Firebird Scarf and Fingerless Gloves Collection:

by Author Susanna Kearsley at www.susannakearsley.com
by Author Susanna Kearsley at http://www.susannakearsley.com

 The Firebird, by Author Susanna Kearsley   I had the pleasure of reading this wonderful book earlier in March and I have to say it is one of my new favourites of Susanna Kearsley’s books.  A must read! 

The Firebird Scarf is designed for a great friend of mine Author Susanna Kearsley  for her new book “The Firebird”.  The Firebird scarf is made with pure fibres of a exquisite  100% Hand Painted Merino Wool and Silk with the added touch of fine beads and sequins.

The sculpted feel and texture of this design adds class and style to any wardrobe. The colours in the hand painted merino wool include red with a hint of pink and pale orange blending seamlessly together. The embellished broche is in ivory, gold and the red mix yarn noted above on the feather.

The Firebird scarf was designed for Susanna Kearsley, Author of The Firebird, Marianna, Seasons of Storms and many more books. This scarf is designed with crochet techniques for her new book”The Firebird”. This scarf was a true enjoyment to design for this wonderful new book. You can view her website at www.susannakearsley.com

The Firebird Scarf designed for Susanna Kearsley, Author of The Firebird.
The Firebird Scarf designed for Susanna Kearsley, Author of The Firebird.

The base of the scarf has a feathery essence to resemble the feather that is the main starting point where the story takes hold and carries you through her wonderful writing.  I highly suggest reading some of her books, you will not be able to put them down.

The Firebird Scarf features an unique embellished broche made with 2 layers of ruffles with the ivory/white rose being a symbol of the Jacobites in this wonderful book and others she has written.  There are hints of gold on the center of the feather and the first layer of ruffle on the broche. The Firebird is said to have gold in it’s feathers.  It also signifies the  Imperial Russian Era of Peter the Great where gold, diamonds and jewels were a great symbol of their wealth as well a strong component of the embroidered designs on their clothing.  The second layer of ruffle on the broche has a red and beaded trim to signify the diamonds so popular during that period of time.

It was a true pleasure to design this unique scarf, broche and fingerless glove set for Susanna Kearsley.  You can view” The Firebird” Scarf, Fingerless Gloves and the Susanna Scarf, Hat and Fingerless Gloves previously designed for Susanna on my Intricate Knits Etsy store at www.intricateknits.etsy.com or on my website at www.vbaberdesigns.com/page14.html

The Firebird Fingerless Gloves.
The Firebird Fingerless Gloves.

The beautiful yarns used in this design are ArtYarns 100% Silk with beads and seqins in gold, Malabrigo Silky Merino in Amoroso and Ralvery Red, Malabrigo yarns Rios in Ralvery Red and Natural.  These various yarns are some of my favourite yarns to use on many of my designs.  The colours and quality of fibers are always very important to my design work.  The yarn often inspires me on what style to create with it, always a great starting point in designing with fibre.

The Firebird fingerless gloves or hand warmers were designed to keep Susanna’s hands nice and warm while she types away on her next book for us to enjoy.  I happen to know she is working on that right now.

The Firebird is one of my new favourite read, full of history with twists and turns.  A wonderful comeback for several characters from her other books, though I won’t tell you who! A surprise is always a nice treat.

On to blogging about my Opera Art Project adventure this year.

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