Here are kits for people wanting to make their own version of the artwear vest -- see the previous posting and pics. Thank you so much for asking. Email orders to: firstname.lastname@example.org -- PayPal, Aussie Bank Deposits, and Aussie cheques accepted. Invoices provided. These kits are all unique and can be used for any garment where you'd like to blend fibres and hand-painted yarns with solids.
Please read the descriptions carefully. Each was put together to get a blended effect -- they are all non-repeatable. And there are some real treasures in each kit, including a groovy sturdy calico backpack/bag to hold your knitting project.
Autumn Brights Artwear Vest Kit $70.00AU
The Autumn Brights kit features -- a real GEM of a collection -- including a big fat load of skeins from one of the best hand-painters in the US of A -- that's Louet Gems yarn -- in the mix. Shhhh. You have to guess where the yarn is from... Included in the kit -- some SIOz hand-dyed soy, some SWTC Karaoke, SIOz hand-dyed banana palm silk, and a few other goodies in the mix. The main colour supply of Gems is worth the kit alone. Kit includes pattern [please advise on your back measurement when ordering], bag, and all the yarn you need to make your vest.
The Devil's Playground Artwear Vest Kit $80.00AU
Kit includes pattern [indicate back measurement when ordering], bag, and all the yarn you'll need. Pictured above: premium sari silk in coordinating colours to the hand-painted and hand-dyed soy from SIOz, some seriously black OASIS from SWTC, a hot ball of Karaoke from SWTC, and some fab hand-dyed banana palm silk from SIOz.
Close up of some of the Devil's Playground yarns
So Floral Artwear Vest Kit $70.00AU
Kit includes pattern [indicate back measurement size when ordering], bag, and all the yarn to make your vest. Yarns: hand-dyed cottons, a special hank of luxury viscoses (for textural interest), some OASIS soy from SWTC, and... a nice fat skein of superduper luxury wool from a mystery hand-dyer from the US of A. That's the big lovely pink and green floral at the back. It's a biggie hank, it's beautiful and it was among the crazy purchases from my buying trip in the US -- yeah, after I worked, I went and stocked up on yarn. It's nuts I know. Anyway, this skein spoke to me. I realised afterwards that it appealed because it's a floral! And I love painting florals, so there you go. So knit your own flower garden with this kit!
Above: 2 close-ups of some yarns featured in the So Floral Kit