Wednesday, December 8, 2010

scrumble #38 - finally

I'm finally back to blogging my scrumbles again...and I definitely do intend to keep it up on a fairly regular basis for a while, at least over the next couple of months, until I reach #52 (a year's worth, even though it will have taken me more like 2 years to complete them all)

I really love creating small freeform pieces, so this one contains 2 small hearts, one knitted and the other crocheted from the same dark lilac twinkly man-made yarn. They were created separately, and both were surrounded by a row of crochet using a very soft and slinky recycled sari yarn - then they waited patiently for the rest of the scrumble to evolve.

The main, central part of the scrumble was made as one piece, with random sections added onto the initial red knitted area... then the hearts were joined on using crochet (slip stitches worked from the back to join the top one, but 4 short sections of chain stitch for the lower, pendant one)

Along with the twinkly stuff, some of the other yarns used include wool (a lovely chunky single), cotton (various mercerized), silk (a soft but still 'crunchy' handspun mulberry silk from India) and acrylic (an ancient find in my stash - must be over 20 years old)

Reds and oranges always seem to be really difficult to photograph well, but the detail should show up a bit better once you click on the thumbnail.

(...and I'm already working on #39, so it shouldn't be too long before I post here again)


  1. Nice to see you back in the blogosphere!

  2. I am your admirer from afar, your work inspires me and I have learned a lot from your book.

  3. Great work and love to see you back. Kisses from Brazil. Cris

  4. People invariable ask me: what do you do with your scrumbles. I just say I love them.
    And I love yours. You made me do free form.

  5. This beautiful scrumble is truly a stand-alone piece - love the intense red color.
    Good to see this series commence :-)

  6. Glad to see your latest entry. I posted a scrumble patch on my blog too and a lovely swing coat. You've been a busy gal so I always look forward to what you're "cooking" up in your world.

  7. I love your scrumbles - how do you use them? I keep mine in a bag, looking them through now and then.

  8. thanks, everyone; it's good to be back.
    Lilquiz, your swing coat is great.
    Anneleise, I turn most of my scrumbles into wearable art - see the galleries on my website:
    but each of the scrumbles on this blog are all just small artworks in their own right; they won't end up in a garment, as I am hoping to exhibit them all together some time next year