Saturday, October 19, 2013

Insider Peek into CricketsHome Studio

Today I'd like to give you an insider's view of what happens when I design custom order throws! It's one of my favorite ways to work because I feel like together, we can create pieces that are extra special.  I love incorporating my customer's style into my knits.

Here's a fun example; A very nice NYC textile expert, owner of Katherine Klyce International, sent me some fabric samples and asked me to design a throw to match the samples.  Here are the blanket colors we chose together (salmon, light blue and light tan):
Custom throw in progress
My next step was to choose the fringe!  I was looking for colors that would echo the blanket as well as add in the fabric swatches' greens, yellows, darker blues and reds. As usual, I opted for fringe yarns that wouldn't tangle, fray or shed. The fringe selection process on a custom order usually takes at least an hour in my giant yarn stash room and I enjoy every minute of it!:
Crickets' yarn room
Here's a close up of the final result:
finished throw with fabrics
And in a home setting:
Throw on couch with pillows
To see more unique throw blankets that I've had the privilege of designing and knitting for others, please visit my online home decor boutique, CricketsHome.

Would you like to explore the possibility of working with me to create something specific for yours or a loved one's home?  I'd love to hear from you via email or phone (contact info in my signature below)!

Thank you for your interest and support; I hope that you have a great week!
Celeste (Crickets)
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