Sunday, December 6, 2015

Handmade Hats and Scarves For Cold, Winter-y Weather


Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber
 - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



Matching Hat and Scarf - Wine Red Clusters on Pine Green - Sold Individually
Hat or Cap - Red on Green
63 Inch Long Scarf - Red on Green


 The Above Photos are examples of the kinds of Cold, Winter Weather Hats and Scarves I make - though I have Crocheted and Knitted quite a variety of different styles since my teens!
Personally, I have made myself all kinds of Hats and Scarves for Cold Weather - in Cold Weather I must have a Warm Hat - and very often a matching or co-ordinating Warm Scarf.  I make them in different colors and yarns to go with different Jackets, Coats or Sweaters!

So, I have lots and lots of experience making them!!

And, so, in addition to the ones I have available for sale in my online shop that carries the Handmade Hats, Headbands and Scarves I make - I can make some for you as a Custom Order!!

Here are a few more pictures - with a linking list of more I have made that are Ready-To-Ship currently in my Etsy Shop:



(Wine Red on Pine Green Scarf and Hat - pictured at top)

Is there something you would like for a Crocheted or Knitted Hat and/or Scarf - in the colors of your choice - and length and width of your choice?

If you don't see what you want in the pictures or at the links above - contact me through this blog and ask me for a Custom-made Hat and/or Scarf !




Sunday, November 29, 2015

Handmade "Blue Striped Pouch" I Designed and Made is in On Fire For Handmade Great Finds - Gifts For Her

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber
 - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately


OOAK Handmade Blue Striped Pouch Designed and Made by RSS Designs In Fiber


On Fire For Handmade is really great at showcasing all kinds of items "Made By Hand"!
One of the Weekly Events On Fire For Handmade does is:
"Great Finds"
-- and this week starting Nov. 29, 2015 it is:
"Gifts For Her"
Gifts for Her Handmade Holiday


I'm really glad that my "Handmade Blue Striped Pouch or Bag" is included!  It was originally designed as a reusable Handmade Gift Bag with any Holiday in mind - but especially the Winter Gifting Holidays such as Hanukkah and Christmas!

Take a look at "Gifts For Her" - and I would appreciate all Votes for "RSS Designs In Fiber"!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Winter Holiday and Year End Specials for 2015 in my Handmade Shops

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber
 - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately


Handmade for the Winter of 2015 - All By RSS Designs In Fiber

Each Year about this time, I put together what I call the "Winter Holiday and Year End Specials"for the Handmade I have for sale online, which usually lasts from mid-November to early January.

I have 2 Online Shops this year, so each venue is a little bit different.

In my Bonanza Booth --
Automatic Discount thru Jan. 5, 2016:  15% Off any Purchases totalling $20 or more --
plus you can use any other private coupons I have given you.

In my Etsy Shop --
Public COUPON CODE:  WINTERHOLIDAY2015 -- For 15% Off any Purchases totalling $10 or more -- Good through Jan. 5, 2016.


The Collage above is All of the Handmade I've made - which are in one way or another for the Winter Holiday season - it includes:
  • Decor Accents of all sizes 
  • Personal Accessories of different kinds and sizes - Hats, Scarves, Bags, Jewelry
More Handmade by me in each online shop and I have more projects that I am working - I will get as many of them as I can online -- and I'm taking Custom Orders!

And --- For Those Who Prefer to Purchase Privately, the Discounts will be applied when arranging the Private Sale - just Email !

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Brand New Scarf in My Etsy Shop - Burgundy Marsala Reds and Roses - Long, Soft and Textured

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber
- Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately


Long 78 Inch Scarf in Burgundy Marsala Reds


My newest completed Handmade project is a Personal Accessory - made with Colder Times in mind, it is a 78 Inch by 4 1/2 Inch Chunky Scarf Crocheted in 2 Yarns in a Textured Pattern.

Below is a Closeup Photo of one end of the Scarf - the "front" side - it shows that the Solid Burgundy Yarn and the "Heathered" Yarn are somewhat "inter-woven" in this stitch pattern, which is call the "Bee Stitch" - and in this Closeup Photo, you can more easily see how textured it is.



This is a COLORFUL - and rather Practical Scarf - it is Soft - and you can wear it a number of different ways - including wrapped around your neck, tied around your neck - or just hanging down.

See the details on materials and purchasing in my Etsy Shop!

Plus the care for it is fairly easy as you can either wash it by hand in cool water with mild laundry soap and lay out to dry - or throw it in a washing machine if it has a setting for delicate knits in cool water.




Rather a Fun Scarf - especially if you like Burgundy Reds - or Reds in the Marsala Color Family!!!

And Pssst - if you would like it in another combination of Colors, send me an email about it - I'm still doing Custom Orders!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

New Piece of Irish Crochet Decor I Made - Fall Orange Leaf Square Mat

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber
- Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately


Fall Orange Leaf Square Mat - 14 Inch Square


I really enjoy doing Irish Crochet - it is based on traditional known techniques - I like the way it looks!

The above square is a pattern from a Magic Crochet Magazine with Irish Crocheted Leaves - but I did it in quite a thicker thread than that pattern called for - and in 2 Colors - this time in a Fall or Autumn Color Theme - Orange and Cream, though some might like this Color Theme at any time!!

Here is a Closeup of one corner, so you can see the design more clearly.

Closeup of 1 Corner of the "Fall Orange Leaf Square" - A Large Leaf in the Corner with a Smaller Leaf on Each side.

I made and photographed this piece with the idea in mind for it to be used as a Decor Accent on a Table - such as:
  • Coffee Table 
  • Side Table 
  • Center of a Dining Table

 -- but you could also frame it - I think it would look best against a darker background - as a Wall Hanging.

See more details about it on my Bonanza Booth Listing.



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Honoring the Creativity in Crochet of Marinke - "A Creative Being" - Mandalas For Marinke

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber
- Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



I was very sad on the day in June 2015 when I read the Crochet Concupiscence article with the news about Marinke of "A Creative Being" succumbing to suicide - but I immediately thought that the creation of the Project "Mandalas For Marinke" was great - to honor and celebrate Marinke's creativity.

What Marinke and I - along with many others - had in common was the Love of doing CROCHET and getting CREATIVE with it - with lots of COLORS!!!

So, I decided right then and there - when I first read about it - that I would crochet some things based on Marinke's Mandala Patterns for that project.

The photo above is of the first one I did - based on Marinke's Spoke Mandala Pattern.  When I first saw Marinke's Mandalas, it was the one that caught my attention and I wanted to do!  This one is done in Peaches and Creme Cotton Worsted Yarn - and is 10 Inches in diameter.

But I wanted to do more - I have been crocheting Hats and Scarves longer than anything else - and I thought it would be neat to make a Hat based on Marinke's Standard Mandala Pattern in lots of cheerful colors - I decided to do it in Peaches & Creme Cotton Yarn, which I have in lots of colors - and I did them in the order of the Color Spectrum - Red to Purple/Magenta - here are the Photos of what I call the "Mandala Hat" --



Then I decided to do another Spoke Mandala - but this one is done in a thinner thread - a Size 3 Cotton Thread - in Red, Green and White - coming out to 6 1/2 Inches in Diameter ---



Based on Marinke's Patterns - they Honor and Celebrate her Creativity!

From the Crochet Concupiscence post starting "Mandalas For Marinke":
"Each post will include at least one fact about depression to help raise awareness about this issue as we celebrate Wink’s work."
Though my medical problems are different than Marinkes and not in the field of Mental Health, Crocheting has brought me much Joy!!!  And I totally support and respect the Human Rights and Dignity for those who suffer from Mental Health problems - I have known about this organization for some years: 
- and I strongly believe in Patients Rights and proper medical care for all.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

My Filet Crochet "Proud Rooster" in On Fire For Handmade Great Finds Fall 2015

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber
 - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately


"Proud Rooster" - Designed and Crocheted by RSS Designs In Fiber

I designed this Rooster Mat or Wall Hanging - charting it out based on a picture - and then crocheting it in Filet Crochet with some textured stitches - and a rectangular edge, making it easy to frame for hanging - 15 1/2 Inches Wide by 16 3/4 Inches Long.

Roosters are a popular Folk theme - very often for Fall or Autumn or Country or Farm Decor - and it is also considered "French Country Style".

This week the On Fire For Handmade Great Finds is:
"Lil Bit Country"
~~ and my "Proud Rooster" got in it!
Definitely a "Lil Bit Country"!!!
A Little Bit Country
Great Finds by On Fire For Handmade - "Lil Bit Country" - Week Starting Sept. 27, 2015
A fun event on a different theme each week showcasing online Handmade from On Fire for Handmade, Great Finds has a Poll at the bottom where you can VOTE for your Favorite.

You can VOTE for "RSS Designs In Fiber" in the Poll!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hickory Red Browns Fur Scarf & Hat Set in Fall Great Finds by On Fire For Handmade

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately


Scarf and Hat Set in Fall Hickory Red Browns Fancy Fur

Presenting Handmade is what the "On Fire For Handmade" site is all about - and their weekly "Great Finds" Event is a great way to see some!

I'm always glad when I can say that something I've made - "makes the cut" - and this week it's about getting ready for FALL with Decor, Jewelry, Bags, Wear-ables and Paperwork - All 100% HANDMADE!

My Handmade that got in this week's Great Finds Event is this Scarf and Hat Set I crocheted with this Gorgeous, Richly Colored Yarn in Hickory Red Browns - definitely Fall Colors great for Fall outfits!!
~~ Or for any time if you like Red Browns!

It is a Long, Skinny Scarf - 65 Inches Long and 3 Inches Wide - wrap it around the neck once and let it hang down - wrap it around twice and keep it shorter.  The Hat is a Slouch.

The Yarn is a Nylon Eyelash Yarn - Very Soft and Silky!


Here is the "Fall Great Finds" for this week at "On Fire For Handmade" - and you can VOTE for your favorite in the Poll at the bottom - I appreciate all the VOTES for RSS DESIGNS IN FIBER !!!

Great Finds Fall Colors