Black Dogs Designing

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Black Dogs Designing
Black Dogs Designing

Christina Plus

“The Home of Wearable Art”

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Welcome to my page!

This year Im experimenting with new creations as we speak. Silver, resin and wood work. I will be posting on my Facebook page really soon..

In between then I am spinning new fibres, with the intent on making more hand made items.

Acrylics, merino, alpaca, Eri silk, mulberry silk, cotton, wool, soya,, seacell, a fibre fest infact
Playful, colourful, innovative and practical. Each a one off design...

Different methods of crochet , Tunisian crochet, knitting and More of my hand spun, hand dyed yarns used this year.

It’s an exciting, colourful time of year ahead

Please come and visit my Facebook page BlackDogsDesigning for more photos of the scarves, latest experiments and what I’m upto.

Thankyou for looking at my work and take great care of you and yours..
Love Christina, Ruby and Bo Bear x

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  • Archangel Reversible Cowl

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  • Poppy pin

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  • Men’s teal, grey, rust, alpaca and wool scarf

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About Black Dogs Designing

Black Dogs Designing

I design and make truly Bespoke Wearable Art...

Hi Everyone!

I’m Chris, married for 16 years to the man of my dreams. My design name is inspired by my 2 beautiful black Dogs. Ruby is a black labour and Bo Bear is a black tan German Shepherd. The loves of my life.

When I was a child my Nan taught me how to knit and crochet, as most girls of my age did . She Instilled my life long need to create.
I used to copy Blue Peter dolls house furniture from yoghurt pots for Cindy. I devoured every art show. I learnt to sew with a machine. Did pottery and art to certificate levels even a jewellery making course.
On my Facebook page BlackDogsDesigning, I have shared some of my favourite pieces Knitted, crochet, Tunisian crochet, wedding flowers, now weaving.
My most rewarding job was working as an artificial florist. I absolutely thrived creating , and running the floral department for a great many years.
Life happens as it does, and today I don’t work, and unfortunately don’t really crochet and definitely don’t knit anymore.
But I still need to create the most unusual, brain taxing, how do I do that?!? Unique scarves and shawls. Nothing like pushing your boundaries. My floristry years revealed my absolute delight in creating new and unique collections. My need to be a perfectionist, which sometimes worked against me. I had to give my customers the best, most informed choice they had. To make their wedding flowers perfect for them.
That philosophy is part of me , it will be to the day I stop creating
I cannot see me ever stopping creating, its in my blood.
My work may not be to everyone’s taste. I like drama, unusual shapes, textures, just simply never seen before pieces.
I research ideas all the time, bit of this and that.
I really really hate itchy, scratchy yarns and fabrics. They cost a lot and have super complicated washing instructions, that can result in a doll size garment that cost a bomb! So I decided to design and create a range that is mostly machine washable and even tumble dry a little. So no really uncomfortable yarns and full size items after washing.
I do from time to time have the odd hick up, design flaw, as I call it.... and I do mutter and mumble and utter an odd expletive. I like to make things difficult for myself. Oddly tho I tend to find it works out way better than the original idea. Go figure!
The shawl above I created for me. It took along time to decide which design to do. It’s so so soft. You can see all the photos of it on my Facebook page BlackDogsDesigning.

Thankyou for taking the time to find out a bit about me, and looking at my work

Take good care of yourself x

Reviews

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    Reviewed by Sandie

    This is a fabulous scarf made by an extremely talented crafter. It is amazing, so different, so versatile can be elegant or funky & fun depending on your outfit. Amazing colour combination. I love it. Best Buy for ages. I would recommend this seller. I will certainly buy from her again. Go on treat yourself.....

    Reviewed by Michael

    This was a present for my wife who absolutely loves it! Good quality and excellent communication from the seller, Chris.

    Reviewed by Jodie

    Friendly service & super quick delivery! I'm over the moon with my purchase of the Oculus shawl & butterfly pin. The weave is stunning, the yarn is so soft and the quality is exceptional. Chris, you are so talented. I know my mother in law is going to love it. Thank you so much!