Valerie Baber Designs:
Fibre Art and Creative Design is my outlet. My eclectic creations are made up of unique One of a Kind designs, specializing in Woman’s Accessories made with pure natural fibres. These multi use designs are unique in many ways, from the colour, embellishments to the accents and yarn types. Every pattern, piece and design are handmade and designed by myself.
The Woman’s Accessories include Scarves, Neck Warmers, Light Accent Scarves, Sweaters, Shawls, Hats, Fingerless Gloves or Hand Warmers, Baby Hats and other specialty knitting and crocheted designs for all four seasons. These Unique, high quality designs add to any wardrobe in any season. Exquisite natural fibres including Hand Painted yarns, Merino Wool, Baby Alpaca, Baby Llama, Silk, Cashmere, Organic Cotton, Cotton, Linen, Hand Spun yarns and Bamboo are often used in my designs. I search for One of a Kind yarns and embellishments to add that special touch to my creations. A combination of knitting, crochet, felting and other techniques are used to adorn these pieces. http://www.vbaberdesigns.com
When designing for venues such as the Edmonton Opera and the Alberta Craft Council Gallery with the Opera Art Project I find it a great inspiration in my designs. The Opera Art Project is a group of local Artist’s who often design various pieces that are inspired by the Edmonton Opera’s Productions. You can view some of creative designs for this project at http://www.vbaberdesigns.com/page25.html
You can view and purchase my most recent One of a Kind Designs at Valerie Baber Designs, http://www.vbaberdesigns.com and my Etsy store at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com. Other various locations such as the Alberta Craft Council Gallery Store, Art Gallery of St. Albert, Discover Alberta (Edmonton International Airport) are noted on my website at: http://www.vbaberdesigns.com/page22.html
My knitting passion started with a homespun knitwear business, called “Hey, Diddle Diddle”. Progressing from designing and knitting ready to wear children’s hats, sweaters and woman’s wear to the knitting world. Writing and designing patterns for my own line of designs and for the knitting magazine “Cast On”.
Most of my creativity comes from things in my environment such as nature, colours, shapes, people and anything that catches my eye, inspiring me to create. The texture, colour, feel and quality of Natural Yarns and Pure Fibres are my favourite to use in my unique designs.
As I continue to grow and expand my artistic business, my designs will continue to change and evolve into new and creative exciting pieces. My goal is to make wearable art pieces, to add flare and style to any wardrobe, for any season, with a unique characteristic quality of the person who has chosen to wear Valerie Baber Designs.