I am a big fan of French artist Sophie Digard's crochet work. She has such a wonderful sense of style and color. I read somewhere that she has fibers made and dyed specifically for her varied palettes.
I discovered her work on Pinterest earlier this year and bought this wool scarf for myself. She also works in linen, and makes bags and some jewelry in addition to the scarves, but I believe she is primarily known for her scarves.
You can't really see the scale from my photos, but each of these little flower-filled hexagons is about the size of a half dollar, and the scarf is made up of countless hues of delicate yarns worked together. No wonder her work is so uniquely distinctive. This was a LOT of work!
This blog has a great story about Sophie and several interesting links. I have not been able to find a specific web site for her.
But, Sophie Digard is the reason I've reason I've picked up a crochet hook and several books on the subject. I want to crochet like Sophie. And these little mohair and silk flowers are my first blooms.