The Stardust Collection combines my love for weaving with my fascination for the universe. The Ultraviolet shawl is a tribute to the brightest stars of our universe. Everything radiates. Not just stars, but also planets, plants, animals and people. This radiation is temperature-dependent and spans the entire color palette of the rainbow --- from ultraviolet to infrared. Us people give off infrared radiation, while the hottest stars in the universe radiate predominantly ultraviolet. These rare stars can reach temperatures of 30.000 °C. Their bright radiation allows us to observe them, even if they are very remote. The shades of violet in this shawl are inspired by these brightly shining stars.
The Stardust Collection combines my love for weaving with my fascination for the universe. The Nebula shawl symbolises the birth of a star out of stardust from an old star. At the end of a star's life, it collapses and explodes into a supernova. The remaining cloud of dust contains the building blocks for new stars and planets. This dust cloud is called a nebula. Gravitational differences within the nebula cause parts of the nebula to clump together. These precursors of stars and planets grow to full-sized celestial bodies, a proces that formed the inspiration for the Nebula shawl.
I thoroughly enjoy weaving for loved ones --- pondering which colors, yarns and patterns somebody else would like best expands my own world. Currently, I am working on a big project to take this quite a step further. I am creating a collection of shawls to be sold to whomever would like a little piece of my woven world. I am proud to introduce you to the Stardust Collection!
When experimenting with new yarn, you have no guarantee that the end-result will meet your expectations. Sometimes you need a little outside encouragement to try something you doubt will work, only to find out that the end-result is far better than you could ever expect.
Each project has a different origins story. Some start with a concept, some start with a technique. These two shawls started with three balls of cotton/bamboo yarn in beautifully muted colors.