Charleston: all the glamour of lamè

from Gaia Gualtieri - 30 July 2018

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We’ve been looking forward to this day for a while now. How come? Because Charleston is such a charming yarn, we couldn’t wait to be able to show it to you! Its cotton core coated with lamè and a colour chart to die for, make it so versatile it’s ideal for all kinds of different projects.

Charleston - a cotton and lamè yarn

As usual we’ve come up with the idea of creating pieces (complete with free patterns) to show it off at its best. However, we do have a confession to make: there were just 2 pieces, but we got carried away and ended up with 3 of them to show you! Once again, there’s a capsule collection that we hope you like as much as we do!

Cotton and lamè: for an ethnic-chic summer

The collection is made up of 3 accessories in a kind of ethnic style that will go perfectly with your summer outfits, giving that touch of glamour and shine that you can only get from lamè. To start with we’ve created some XL earrings which are easy to make and with just 50g of yarn they’ll brighten up even the simplest of looks.

Charleston - cotton and lamè yarn - earrings

Does the collection need a necklace? Absolutely! The one we’ve come up with is really dazzling but the thing that we’re crazy about is the fact that it almost looks as if it’s real. When it’s on, it moves continuously, reflecting the shine of the lamè creating different shades and reflections every time.

Charleston - cotton and lamè yarn - necklace

Lastly, a clutch made using the Bubble stitch, which is really popular at the moment. Using Charleston for this type of stitch is really nice as it enhances the colours and the shiny effect of the lame. So, a basic shaped clutch turns almost into a jewel bag, sometimes all you need is a good yarn to make all the difference.

Charleston - cotton and lamè yarn - clutch

So, what do you think of this new entry? Isn’t it great news?

We’ve chosen to crochet it, but it’s perfect also for embroidery (perhaps on really thick fabric such as denim), as a doubling yarn and can easily be included into weaving projects. So, all that’s left to do now, is try it and give free rein to your creativity.

So let’s get started with the first tutorial, the earrings one.

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