Sunday, July 22, 2012

Designs by Dana $20 pair of Gorgeous Armwarmers


I recently met Dana on face book and fell in love with her fabulous creations and we got to chatting as we girls do! and she told me about her love of fiber art which for her started at an early age, living then in Spain she saw an elderly lady dressed in mourning black sitting in front of a medieval castle knitting the most intricate and beautiful lace. The lady was so skilled at her craft that she didn't even look to see what her fingers were creating. It was almost as if her fingers had eyes. Dana was mesmerized and thought to herself “It’s like magic… and I want to learn how to do this! This was the start of her love affair with all things fiber.
She also mentioned that she studied flamenco dance and guitar and her work as you can see has been greatly influenced by the vibrant colours and music of Spain, Portugal and Northern Africa.
Designs by Dana are a completely original take on fabrics….  Creating clothing – rather, works of art that force you to see fashion in an entirely new way. 
Dana has not hung her shoes up just yet and here are her favourite pair ready and waiting.....
 Her clothes not only look comfortable, flattering and best of all unique. From original patterns for couture hats, separates and outerwear to reconstructed materials putting life into assumingly tarnished textiles.  The detail and care put into every stitch from Dana is what makes her line unlike anything currently dangling in your closet or what is found on the every-day store racks.

Huge thanks to Dana for sharing her story with us and for her fabulous give away of a pair of up cycled gloves (First picture on post) which will go to one of my lucky followers.  Now how to enter and you know I like to keep it simple..... so for the first time I am trying out Rafflecopter so bear with me and if there are any problems please let me know so I can rectify. So good luck and meanwhile Dana will strum you a little tune on her guitar.



a Rafflecopter giveaway

20 comments:

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I absolutely fell in love with her Tam hat with flare! She is VERY talented :)

Thank you both for putting on a great giveaway!

Chrissie Marshall said...

Pleasure Kayla and thanks so much for entering fingers crossed :)

Jen Temcio said...

I am so excited that I found your site! (on Beck Valley Books) Thanks for the giveaway too...here is the link to my "share" on facebook...https://www.facebook.com/jennyatdapperhouse/posts/390480654346823

jenny at dapperhouse

Chrissie Marshall said...

I am delighted you did too Jen, best of luck and thanks for entering.

anitais07 said...

I love the arm warmers and sweater coats! Everything was just beautiful though, :)

Chrissie Marshall said...

Anitais thank you and good luck for the draw

Sharona R - שרונה ראובני said...

How lovely! I'm in :)

Chrissie Marshall said...

wonderful Sharona xx good luck

Damla said...

FB share link: https://www.facebook.com/sweepstakelover/posts/452346901466858

designsbydana said...

So EXCITED over the hoopla this raffle is causing! Can't WAIT to see who wins!

designsbydana said...

Just SOLD a pair of Cashmere Texting Gloves!!!! YAYYYYYY!

Chrissie Marshall said...

Fantastic Dana congratulations xx

Tammy Hoffa said...

love the pink and gray tam

Chrissie Marshall said...

Hi Tammy Yes that is my one of my favourites. Good luck and thanks for entering.

designsbydana said...

Thank you Kayla, Anitais, Sharona anbd Tammy! It will be fun to see who wins!

Jen and Damla thank you for sharing the link!

designsbydana said...

Chrissie! You're one in a million and so glad we met! Thank you for doing this!

Adela Ioana said...

FB share: https://www.facebook.com/4everlimitless/posts/474464685899985

Chrissie Marshall said...

My pleasure Dana and I am thrilled so many people love your work, but I had a sneaky feeling they would:) It's been a treat working with you and hey it's not over yet!!! Have a great weekend everyone xxx And a huge thank you to Adela for sharing.

designsbydana said...

Yes Adela! Thank you for taking the time to share the link!

Chrissie Marshall said...

Congratulations Zoe and your arm warmers will be on the way to you soon hope you love them. Thanks to everyone who entered, and well, till the next time xx

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