I first came across Stephanie Dosen’s Beekeeper’s Quilt a couple of years ago while on Tumblr. It was love at first sight….the colors, the pattern, the idea of how warm and cuddly it looked. So I knew I had to eventually take the plunge and start!
This summer I began the project after graduating from FIT. (FINALLY–FREE TIME!) and since I’m a designer, I wanted to give myself a theme to keep me grounded when making my yarn color choices.
I decided that my theme was to be sunsets and constellations–I love the orange-y corals and pinky purples that sunsets have, and I wanted to showcase how the sky can have varied colors that still tie together by one overall theme. By interspersing deep navy constellation puffs it ties it all together, making it one of my favorite projects that I’ve ever worked on.
I try to get 2 puffs done daily–sometimes more if I have the time. I find it to be super relaxing. My absolute favorite yarns to use are Koigu, Studio June for solids, and The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze.
This is the progress so far, with about 160 done. My goal is to have about 600-700 to cover a full sized bed (pictured is a twin) for when I move into my apartment. Still have a long way to go!
I’ll be keeping you posted on my progress every now and then so stay tuned!
Former Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde collaborates with vocalist Stephanie Dosen as Snowbird. There are also guest spots from Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway and Midlake and Lanterns on the Lake members on this gently appealing collection of lush, but understated songs.
So says the blurb, but just click through for more!
Stephanie Dosen and Simon Raymonde are Snowbird, and they’ve written a song called “Porcelain”, capable of melting the thickest ice. Matt Yarrington and Sarah Winters have created a spellbinding new video for it that spins around the fluid and beautiful movements of Risa Palmer. Their moon LP is expected to be released on January 27th via Simon Raymonde’s own Bella Union.