Journey “Under the Sea” with Our New Summer Window!

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Fiber artists Juliet Hone, Nathan Vincent, and Samantha Smith have brought us yet another gorgeous window display… this time from the depths of the ocean floor!

Octavius the Octopus stands guard over a treasure chest full of – you guessed it – sparkling skeins of Vanna’s Glamour; with eight arms to knit and crochet with, it’s no wonder he has his own stash! He’s surrounded by a host of flora and fauna in dazzling shades, including a dreaming mermaid and a smack of crocheted jellyfish. If you look closely, you may spot some colorful marine contributions from LBYS staffers Claire, Darrin, Jen, and Will!

Here is a peek at this wonderful work of art as it progressed from an idea to the finished masterpiece… but don’t take our word for it – come visit it in person to see it in all of its spectacular detail!

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Please note that these are one-of-a-kind art pieces and we do not have patterns for them… but the inspiration is free!




18 Responses

  1. Kelly
    June 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm |

    Oh my! That is amazing!

  2. sharon
    June 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm |

    very nice!!

  3. tamdoll
    June 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm |

    Fabulous!!! How long will it be up? I would love to see this in person.

    1. Lion Brand Yarn Studio
      June 13, 2013 at 2:27 pm |

      Hi there! Each window is up for three months, so this one will be up through the end of August. Hope you can come visit us!

      1. tamdoll
        June 13, 2013 at 10:31 pm |

        Yay! Thanks for the reply! I’m hoping to get there just before the end of August… cutting it close.

  4. Shel
    July 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm |

    I want to be able to do this for a living. Wonderful work by all involved!

  5. Shel
    July 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm |

    I want to be able to do this for a living. Wonderful work by all involved!

  6. Rose
    July 18, 2013 at 12:02 am |

    How lovely and amazing! Is there any way you could post an article such as this one for each of your window displays? I live in Canada and would sooo love to see what you come up with next! I’m always taken by the skill, talent, hard work and beauty of your displays.

    I can’t wait for the day when I can come visit in person!


    1. Lion Brand Yarn Studio
      July 18, 2013 at 9:36 am |

      Hi Rose, for previous blog posts about our window displays, simply type “window display” into the search box on our home page or click here:

      For more photos of our store displays, hover over the “Planning Your Visit” option on the top menu and click on “Store Gallery.” Cheers!

  7. Jeannie Corbitt
    Jeannie Corbitt
    July 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm |

    What a talented team!!

  8. strickgewand
    July 19, 2013 at 2:40 am |

    just wonderful – I think the Octavius pattern would be the absolute hit for all of us. He would be made by countless crocheters/knitters to sit on sofas all around the world – including mine. congratulations!

    1. Zontee
      July 19, 2013 at 10:08 am |

      Hi strickgewand, since Octavius is over 8 feet wide and includes armature for the octopus head, the artists aren’t able to provide a pattern for it. However, there are some awesome patterns out there for both knit and crochet octopuses! Here are some options you might want to check out:—crochet-octopus-puzzle

      For an Octavius-like look, use Hometown USA and big needles (13 or 15) or a big hook (P or Q) to supersize these patterns. Enjoy!

  9. seasonsntime, kerby, oregon
    seasonsntime, kerby, oregon
    July 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm |

    I’m going to share this with our local fiber artists…put a challenge out their to create our own window display. Gorgeous! Love it!

  10. Elizabeth
    July 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm |

    Are any of these patterns available? Like Octavius or the crab? How about the window cling starfish or ceiling hung jellyfish? I know there are others who might desire this information as well.

  11. Craftladysewing
    July 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm |

    all made out of yarns and it so cool!!!

  12. Sue
    July 23, 2013 at 11:17 am |

    absolutely amazing – love the ocean and I can feel the ocean breezes as I sit here typing in my Public Library. Thanks.

  13. Kristina Anderson
    Kristina Anderson
    July 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm |

    Amazing! So many great details. It all comes together beautifully. The net in the background is so light and delicate. The mermaid is lovely. Love her scales. The crab is adorable. Great job!

  14. gdeneeve
    October 13, 2013 at 8:18 am |

    Have visited your wonderful store in-person once. I will bring my daughter next time just to experience the warmth of the staff and the joy of being in your space with like minded people. The window is just beautiful and creative and fun! Thank you for being a haven.

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