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Exhibition 

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Everybody, I hope you will enjoy viewing this site. 

 Please note that the garments and the felt doll are not for sale. Yours, Heike.

 

 

 

 

 

Slouchy Beanie Hat + Pom Pom Hat

Hand painted and crocheted  by Needlework's Pleasure 

Yarn: extra soft (19 mic), extra bouncy, 100% mulesing free merino wool, wpi: 9, quantity used: 1x 100g (3.5oz)/200m (222yds)

size: M (50-53cm/20-21 inch head circumference). Crochet hook size: K + I (6.0 + 5.5mm).

 

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4-Button Crochet Scarf

Handspun and crocheted  by Needlework's Pleasure   

Yarn: handspun chunky/bulky weight merino wool (20 micron), wpi: 6-8, quantity used: 1x 100g (3.5oz)/103m (115yds)

size: 75x16cm (30 inch x 6.4 inch). Crochet hook size M/N (9mm).

colours: 5. burnt orange, 10. aubergine, 14. leaf green, 15. pine green, 22. ocre.

 

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Boho Giant Crochet Scarf

Handpainted, handspun and crocheted  by Needlework's Pleasure 

Fibre: merino + polwarth wool, handspun into super bulky thick and thin yarn, 2 skeins = 2x 100g/approx.45m (2x3.5oz/50yds)

size: 190x13cm (6 ft 4 inch x 5.2 inch), fringes not included in measurement. Crochet hook size U (25mm/US 50).

 

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Giant Crochet Scarf with unspun wool

Crocheted  by Needlework's Pleasure 

Fibre: mulesing free super soft 20 micron merino wool roving (divided into 4 strands) Nos  4,7,8 (orange, raspberry pink, baby pink)

size: 180x8cm (6 ft x 3.2 inch), weight: 250g (8.8oz). Crochet hook size U (25mm).

 

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Felt Scarf

Handfelted & design  by Needlework's Pleasure 

Fibre: handcarded 85/15 blend merino/silk batts, handpainted wensleydale fleece, handpainted bluefaced leicester fleece.

size: 158x33cm (63x13 inch), weight: 115g (4oz).

 

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Cardigan "Vitamin D", German size 42 (M-L)

Yarn handpainted by: Needlework's Pleasure 

50% super fine merino + 50% mulberry silk

Quantity used for pattern size M2: 270g (9.5oz), 1 skein = 100g (3.5oz)/440yds, fingering weight, wpi:20, n.s. for cardigan: 3.25mm

Knitter: Usch Engelmann , The Netherlands

Pattern design: Heidi Kirrmaier

 

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Handwoven Scarf, Size 68x7inch, Weight: 83g (2.9oz)

Yarns handpainted by: Needlework's Pleasure 

1st.yarn photo: 100% mulberry silk lace yarn, 100g/1000yds (weft)

2nd yarn photo: 100% baby alpaca lace yarn, 100g/800yds (warp)

Weaver: Susan Harvey, Canada

Design: Swedish Draell weave

 

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Felt Doll "Forest Woman", height: 40cm (16")

fibres by Needlework's Pleasure    

Fibres: wensleydale curly fleece natural black-brown, bluefaced leicester fleece natural grey-brown, carded merino wool batts "greens",

merino wool roving nos 6. dark berry red, 14. leaf green, 15. pine green, 19. light taupe, 24. pitch black.

Felt Artist: Michaela Eisenbichler, Germany

Design: Michaela Eisenbichler

 

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Hooded Scarf, "Pfeiffer Falls" with glove pouches, size L

Yarn: handpainted and handspun by Needlework's Pleasure   

50/50 blend merino-polwarth wool, quantity used: 20oz (570g), 3.5oz/135yds,  worsted weight, wpi: 10-11.  N.s.: 4.5-5.0mm (US 7-8)

Knitter: Usch Engelmann , The Netherlands

Pattern design: Anne Kuo Lukito

 

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Lace Shawl, "Twinleaves", size L (190x37cm / 75x15 inch)

Yarn: handpainted by Needlework's Pleasure 

70/15/15% virgin wool/silk/bamboo, quantity used: 2 x 100g (3.5oz)/440yds,  light fingering weight, wpi: 24.  N.s. used: 3,0mm (US 2.5)

Knitter: Usch Engelmann, The Netherlands

Pattern design:  Usch Engelmann

 

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Lady's Cardigan "Rosebud" ,with vintage buttons, size 40/42 (10-12)

Yarn: handspun by Needlework's Pleasure 

100% super fine alpaca wool, natural chestnut brown

Quantity used: 580g (1.3lb), 100g (3.5oz)/260-280yds, sport-fingering weight, wpi: 16, needle size: 3,5mm (US 4)

Knitter: Usch Engelmann, The Netherlands

Pattern design: Berroco

 

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                                                                                                                                                       (Thighs)                    (Heels)  

"Skew" socks , size US 8.5 (Europe 39)

Yarn: handpainted by Needlework's Pleasure 

50% super fine merino wool + 50% mulberry silk

Quantity used: 70g (2.5oz), 1 skein = 100g (3.5oz)/440yds, fingering weight, wpi: 20, needle size for socks: 2.25mm (US 0)

Knitter: Anna Traub, Germany

Pattern design: Lana Holden

 

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Gloves, "Miss Sophie's Hands", size M

Yarn: handpainted by Needlework's Pleasure 

100% virgin wool, quantity used: 75g (2.6oz) out of 1x100g (3.5oz)/400yds,  light fingering weight, wpi: 20,

Knitter: Usch Engelmann, The Netherlands

Pattern design: Julia Mueller

 

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Autumn Felt Scarf

Handpainted, handfelted & design  by Needlework's Pleasure

Fibre: 100% extra soft British Bluefaced Leicester wool & handpainted mulberry silk

size: 124x38 cm (50x15 inch), weight: 100g (3.5oz). 

 

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"Durrow" Sweater, size L

Yarn: handspun by Needlework's Pleasure 

100% soft Bluefaced Leicester wool, natural oatmeal &  brown, quantity used: 7 skeins = 700g (1.6lb) = 1330yds, worsted weight, wpi: 11-12

Knitter: Margit Fischbach, USA

Pattern design: Jody Green

 

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"Lily of the Valley" Estonian Lace Stole

Yarn: handspun by Needlework's Pleasure 

 50%/50% ultra soft baby camel & tussah silk, quantity used: 2 skeins = 100g (3.5oz)/750yds, fine lace weight, wpi: 35

Knitter: Thakshayini Shanthakumar, United Kingdom

Pattern design: by Nancy Bush

 

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"Gaenor" Shawlette

Yarn: handpainted by Needlework's Pleasure 

 100% fine Merino wool / sock yarn, quantity used: 1 skein = 100g (3.5oz) /400yds,  light fingering weight, wpi: 20

Knitter: Usch Engelmann, The Netherlands

Pattern design:   Corrina Ferguson

 

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"Woodland" Lace Shawl, size L (220x45cm / 88x18 inch)

Yarn: handpainted by Needlework's Pleasure 

 100% super fine Merino wool,  superwash, quantity used: 2 skeins = 200g (7oz) /1400yds, lace weight, wpi: 38

Knitter: Usch Engelmann, The Netherlands

Pattern design: Nikol Lohr

 

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Shoulder & Back Warmer in Heather Shades, size M

Yarn: handspun & handpainted by Needlework's Pleasure 

 100% super fine Alpaca wool, quantity used: 280g (9.9oz)/530yds, dk, wpi: 13-14

Knitter: Jessica Waters, USA

Pattern design: Pilland

 

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Felt Scarf

Handpainted, handfelted & design  by Needlework's Pleasure

Fibre: Handpainted 50/50 extra soft merino wool (20 micron) & tussah silk.

size: 158x40 cm (63x16 inch), weight: 100g (3.5oz).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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