Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sneak Preview - Mermaid Shawl

I've been labouring on the patio in the shade on my mermaid shawl. Here's a quick preview of what I've done so far.

There are still loads of unfinished threads and many more rows of knitting, crochet, many more stitches to embroider, a lot more assembling, and general agonising over what to do next....

However, here are some of the details:

Seaweed fringe at the bottom


Little Shell

Spiral Disk Sequins

Shell Sequins



I've used a whole range of yarns in a myriad of shades- from a silvery white to dark blue to every shade of turquoise and teal. The textures range from fluffy kid silk mohair to feathery to silky to glittery to sparkly. Some of the shapes are done separately and then attached to the shawl, others are knitted or crocheted onto the main body of the shawl. Some parts have been embroidered, to others I have added sequins. There are pearls and beads yet to come.

At the moment the shawl is only about a fifth of it's final length... so a lot more to go.


  1. I like the variety of stitches, embroidery, embellishments, so many textures, lovely work Sybille!

  2. I adore the textures in this. It's stunning. All those lovely blues too. I would be hopeless at it, you have my full admiration!

  3. Oh my goodness! I can see just how much work has gone into this already - it's going to be a stunner!

  4. Flipping gorgeous colours Cap'n!!!

  5. this looks gorgeous Sybille Can't wait to see finished!

  6. A masterpiece in the making, sybille - just amazing

  7. Wow, Sybille, I don't know how I missed this one! Incredibly gorgeous!! xo


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