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Rainbow gloves


Per iniziare il nuovo anno, un po' di colore in mezzo alla neve che ci tiene compagnia indugiando nei prati...

To start this new year, a little bit of colour in the midst of the snow that still keeps us company, lingering on the fields...


Questi guanti sono nati per essere regalati ad una persona con mani più piccole delle mie, ma ho voluto comunque indossarli per qualche minuto. Ho così potuto verificarne l'ottima tenuta al freddo, molto importante, e ho avuto conferma del piacevole effetto a contrasto sui colori glaciali dell'Inverno. La persona che li ha ricevuti in dono ne è stata entusiasta, e questa è sempre la conferma migliore che una tessitrice possa desiderare...

These gloves were born as a present for someone whose hands are pretty smaller than mine, but I still wanted to wear them for a little while. This way, I've been able to test their resistance to the cold, which is fundamental, and I've had proof of the pleasing chromatic contrast between them and the icey colours of Winter. The person who received this gift was enthusiastic, especially when she tried them on - and this is always the best proof a weaver may ask for...

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  1. Bellissimi. Sono la tua prima iscritta? In bocca al lupo, iscriviti anche tu da me così ti inserisci nel giro.

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