I love the pop of color our Rosettes give. You can take any plain old shirt or coat, and really make a statement with a bright contrasting colored Rosette! They are the perfect little gift.
They start out as plain, ordinary silk clothing. Some of them cute, some of them not so cute. I always have to remind myself that I'm not purchasing the garment, but the material. Once I bring home the garments, I'll wash and dry the material, just to give it a little extra texture!
Then I cut everything into strips and hand stitch each layer. It always looks like such a daunting project when I look into a bag filled with strips of silk. But little by little, over time, mostly while sitting in front of the TV. the layers get done.
Then the fun part starts! Typically when I make Rosettes, I make large batches at a time, like 300 or so! The last time I made Rosettes, my nieces came by for the weekend. We had so much fun sorting and placing colors together.
They were so careful to match colors. Me...well...not so careful. I just grabbed whatever layers that were there and placed them together. But I always love how they turn out!
But look at the impact a Rosette makes!
This is Margaret and Julian. In 2015 Margaret co-produced Listen to your Mother, Plumas County. This photo is from the opening night. Each performer received a Josefina Fine Knits Rosette as a thank you for being so brave and telling their story, outloud, in front of the world. You can learn more about Listen to your Mother, Plumas County here:
They were originally created as a shawl pin, but you can wear them is so many different ways!
We'll be at High Hill Ranch this coming weekend, November 12-13th. I'll have a whole variety of Rosettes available for you to see! Stop by, I'd love to see you!