Friday, 5 September 2008

Dale's Workshop - Lesson 4 - using knitting

First of all there is the weaving piece from Lesson 3 I revisited!I've added some flowers from a piece of embellishing fabric I made with black chiffon and wool tops. The wool tops were embellished in roundels so I was able to cut out sections, squeeze them up into petal shapes and embellish more, then added them to be weaving. I think it looks a lot better with, than without! Now to the knitting .......
I embellished a piece of knitting (in circles) I tried a piece all over but couldn't really see any difference - here you can see the dark circles are where it is embellished. I then cut it into a flower shape (see below) and it almost fell to bits!
However, I quickly embellished it onto this background of chiffon (I like the way you get a chevron pattern when you go up and then come down) which caught most of the pieces! I then free machine stitched it with metallic thread to define the shape and added the centre. This was made with a circle of embellished knitting trapped between water soluble fabric, and stitched with metallic thread.

Here I've made a sample using some thumb knitting.....

6 comments:

Sandy said...

More great samples. I think you really took to the technique.

Maureen said...

Love the woven piece revisited.

Genie said...

Looking good Val

dot said...

Looks like your on a fun filled journey, glad you've gotten ito "what if" mode!

Purple Missus said...

Love all the pieces you have created on Dales embellisher course Val. You've done really well. Bet I know whats on your Christmas wish list :))

maggi said...

The weaving revisited piece looks really great now Val.