April 19th, 2012

Customer Finished Project: Wedding Chuppah in Juniper Moon Farm Findley

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Every once in a while one of our wonderful customers will show up with a completed project, and today Carol L. came into the store with a fabulous finished Wedding Chuppah that was six months in the making. When we held it up she received a well deserved round of applause from our admiring staff and customers.

Carol took this project on to give to her son and soon to be daughter-in-law for their upcoming wedding which will take place in October. How did she do it and what did she use for yarn? She chose Juniper Moon Farm Findley, which is made up of merino and silk and has a generous yardage of 798!  Carol ended up using almost 8 of these to create her masterpiece. For her pattern inspiration, she adapted patterns from the Victorian Lace Today book along with using charts from one of Barbara Walker’s incredible Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

In discussing Carol’s journey with her she said that when she was working on it she kept thinking of her grandmother and the knitted lace wedding gown that her grandmother made, and chuckling about the fact that when Carol asked her what pattern she used, her grandmother’s response was “Pattern, what pattern? You start at the neck; increase at the bust; decrease at the waist; knit as far down as you want; and you are done!” Very true, nicely put!

You all know how much I love lace projects after our last Dream in Color giveaway, so what a treat it was to see this project.

Thanks for sharing Carol.

– Karen

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Dena started working at WEBS in 2006, shortly after she learned to knit. She also dabbles in crochet and weaving. She finds knitting complements her marathon and triathlon training really well.
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  • LizzyJaine

    Wow!

  • http://twitter.com/flossieKNITS Flossie Arend

    beautiful work!

  • mlb

    Wow — what a labor of love! That chuppah is absolutely magnificent. Mazal tov to Carol’s son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law!

  • http://www.facebook.com/CarolMinTX Carol Martin

    It’s stunning!

  • http://www.facebook.com/CarolMinTX Carol Martin

    It’s absolutely stunning!

  • Jillyon57

    Wow, what beautiful work and what a wonderful gift of love. You have to be either inspired or completely intimidated after seeing a project like this one —

  • Juniper Moon Farm

    I am completely speechless.

  • Anonymous

    WOW! That is beautiful.

  • rmt

    that is beautiful!

  • Liz

    Just gorgeous! Congratulations to the happy couple!

  • Jcmazza101

     WOW!!!!  I am in awe of her skill…. WOW!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jewels14135 Julie Manning

    How beautiful… :)   I love it…

  • Laura

    I don’t even know this woman, but from one passionate knitter to another, she’s brought me to tears. This is a triple mitzvah…What an incredible testament to the craft and to this family!

  • Sharon M W

    What a beautiful family heirloom you have created. Mazel Tov on your upcoming wedding.

  • Suzannedamien

    What a beautiful job that will become an heirloom. You should be very proud of yourself.Your daughter-in- law to be is a very lucky girl.I love the way the Jewish people have the chuppar’s. My Grandaughter married a Jewish man so she had one at her wedding, it was very pretty but not as beautiful as this one you made. At her wedding there was a Rabbi, Our Minister & his uncle who is a Priest, it was a beautiful ceremony. G ood luck on the up coming wedding..

  • Vzwolfe

    that is absolutely spectacular!

  • Alexmom27

    It’s stunning.  And a wonderful and priceless gift.  Mazel tov

  • JennyWilliamsHowe

    Beautiful.,,.,,I’m working on a bedspread and it’s so heavy and gets so tiring. Your work looks so awesome…..

  • Maxe04401

    That is beautiful. What a project that will be treasured by the recipients.

  • http://twitter.com/purlsandknit Rachel Fetters

    What were the finished dimensions? That is amazing!

  • Marilyn

    How beautiful, a family Heirloom for sure.

  • Pgwood

    Beautiful you can feel the love.

  • Leawit

    This is truly a labor of love! The chuppah (canopy) represents the spiritual home a couple will make together. After the wedding, it might make a wonderful bed spread or accent piece. This one is certainly a masterpiece to be passed on!

  • Marybeth P.

    awesome talent!!

  • Eve G

    As Carol’s daughter-in-law-to-be, I am extremely excited for her amazing chuppah canopy to get an airing this October for our wedding. I knew that when she offered to make the chuppah we were in the best possible hands, but even knowing her skill, I honestly never anticipated how delicate and perfect it would be, and also how BIG. (I will admit to some concern a few months ago when we saw the work in progress that she had miscalculated the project and was actually creating the tent instead!) It is a truly special and loving gift that I hope will be passed down as a family heirloom.

  • Carol Leicher Hatch

    Dear Rachel
    Thank you for your comments. The dimensions are 8 feet by 6 feet (give or take a few inches)

    Carol 

  • Er20

    This is a wonderful work of art and love.  I also knit a chuppah for my oldest daughter, 4 years ago.  She designed it and I created it.  It did take  6 months but was worth every stitch.  I was hopping that she would frame it or hang it on the wall, but she has it in a large box for her daughter I guess?!  

  • Renee

    OMG….simply gorgeous!!!

  • Emlgoodmanny

    Wow.  Hard to believe that this is knitted, not some old-world lace fantasia made with bobbins on a pillow.
    Yasher koakh, Carol!  Much admiration from your makhteyniste-to-be, Esther

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JNR3SIRVLP7XV3SM2TOPOXJEX4 ROSEMARIE

    Your Chuppah is a work of art.  I do hope that your future daughter in law appreciates all of the time and love that went into it.  Does she knit?
                                           Rosemarie