Summer Drinks "Deep Sea" Coasters

Here is the first set of six coasters I am making to give as Christmas gifts. I hope the recipients don’t think they are too silly!

I’m thinking each set will have 3 colours, a major, a minor and a highlight, which tells the story of a scene or season. This first one is called “Deep Sea”. The major colour is dark blue for the deepest part of the ocean, the minor colour of light blue is for the shallows, with a little white highlight for the tips of the waves. No two coasters are the same, neither are any two coasters a negative image of each other. The even number of coasters with random patterns reflecting both order and chaos in natural landscapes.

After trying out a couple of different patterns, this one is my favourite coaster pattern from Crochetspot. I used a 4.5mm hook for this, and thick 5 ply  COTON-A made by Sullivans, which is a 60% cotton blend with acrylic. Washing instructions are ‘Hand wash, do not bleach, dry flat in shade’. I would say to avoid putting red wine or coffee mugs on very light colours like the white.

Making these were a lot of fun to do. Oh no! I think I’m going to make a few more …

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Teena
    Dec 31, 2010 @ 12:14:43

    The Deep Sea set is being sent to Lynelle.

    Reply

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