Silver Rose is disabled and nearly home bound, without family or institutional affiliation to help with her needs. Donate to help fund internet fees and raw supplies for her art works or buy an item featured on this blog.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


As a present to to a family member, I made her a lace shawl that is both durable, feminine and darn pretty, if I do say so myself.  Here are some pictures of it.

This shawl is made from 100% cotton thread and is entirely original of design and workmanship.  A similar item would be shipped, complete with cleaning instructions printed on a lovely card, and bearing a small pink woven tag with my name sewed onto it so that whoever receives the garment is assured that it is entirely hand made by an artisan devoted to keeping alive a craft that has mostly died out.

Artisan made home goods and clothing are becoming rare in this age of cheap, mass-produced Chinese materials that neither stand up to the test of time nor rise to the level of quality that a hand-made item usually does.

In exchange for a token donation, I will make a shawl especially for you.  This shawl took 50 hours to crochet and, if you want one that is similar, I ask for a $300 donation, which works out to only $6 an hour, far below what an artist's time is worth.  Donation must be made through my Paypal account before I begin work on your garment, and you should receive it within 3 weeks.  Because these garments are made to order and the donation represents only a token price, there are no refunds.

Available colors are: white, light pink, light blue, red, and maroon.  Other colors may be available on special order.  I will have to check my supplier at the time the garment is ordered.

If you would rather wait to see an actual garment I produce before you purchase, please send me your email address and I will advise you each time I add an item for sale.  Announcements will be few, as each garment takes a long time to make, and my ability to produce these items is limited.

Please keep in mind that your donation goes toward supporting a disabled, older lady whose life is entirely devoted to God and who prays over and through each item she produces.  I like to say that there's a prayer in every stitch!

If you have any further questions about my lacework, please send me a message, and I will get back to you.

In the meantime, God bless us all.

Silver "Rose" Parnell

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