It was by special request from my friends that I came to design a yarn mandala coverup pattern. My first attempt was moderately successful, but with each attempt I further refined my pattern and method, and found that I had become addicted to making these things! Playing with color is one of the best parts of working with fiber in my opinion – and working with the parameters of color suggested by my friends, I had even more fun because I was pushed to do palettes that were outside those to which I normally gravitate.
The next “Yarn Yantra” as I called them was a custom piece for the friend who originally requested them:
I am blessed to have so many talented friends, as my next one was done for a lovely woman named Lisa, an inspiring artist who excels in tie-dye, mosaics, painting, and sewing. This color combination was influenced by her tie-dye work:
And the next for Heather, a bad-ass homesteading woman. She suggested this palette, and the colors reminded me of a Yellowstone sulfur pool.
Lastly one I did strictly for the fun of combining the colors…
Too. Much. Fun!
EDIT: I eventually worked out all the kinks in the design and released the pattern for this – the Mandala Top, available in 4 sizes 🙂 Check the link for the latest info on that!