here is my next freeform piece - the red leaf shape was knitted first, using garter stitch, then chains were crocheted through the knitting to create the 'veins'.
a few glass beads were stitched on (just because
i happened to run across them shortly after i had finished knitting the leaf and they matched). Then a piece of very old, hand-knotted Japanese fishing net was placed over the entire leaf.
i have added a close-up showing the net. i bought it once at a textile conference, ages ago - just because it looked interesting - but i hadn't found a use for it until now.
to hold the net in place i added lots of little areas of freeform crochet to the edges of the leaf; they were worked over the fishnet at the same time as working into the knitting, to attach it securely.
this piece measures approximately 36cm (14") in length x 18cm (7") at the widest part.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
scrumble # 35
Posted by Prudence Mapstone at 6:26 PM
Labels: crochet, freeform crochet, freeform knitting, knit, leaf, netting, red, scrumbling
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How interesting is that!ReplyDelete
As you may know I just love working with Red. this looks wonderful.ReplyDelete
Looks great and i love the richness of the red.ReplyDelete
absolutely stunning! ive moved recently to queensland from the uk and had run out of inspiration to knit or crochet - until i met a certain prudence mapstone at the craft exhibition last weekend!! so good to meet you and ive been reading your new book and all of a sudden have lots of new ideas - so a great big scumbly thank you xxx penny h.ReplyDelete
To look at this red leaf makes a wonderful day!ReplyDelete
I love this!ReplyDelete