Monday, January 17, 2005

 
This is knitted on 24 gauge jewellery wire and threading the beads on first. I think it was 8 stitches and size 4 or 4.5 needles, that depends on the size of the beads. I saw this at the craft show. If you do one, don't forget to allow for the jewellery findings, mine is a little to long. Posted by Hello

 
This is a funky little bag I finished when I was supposed to be doing the freeform bag. It's so easy to get sidetracked!! Posted by Hello

 
Here you can see the frame and three "leaves" pinned to it. Posted by Hello

 
This side is nearly completed Posted by Hello

Thursday, January 13, 2005

 
This one is my favourite style Posted by Hello

 

These Bags are the Inspiration

Bag is the work of Prudence Mapstone Posted by Hello

 
Bag is the work of Prudence Mapstone Posted by Hello

 
Bag is the work of Prudence Mapstone Posted by Hello

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

 

Why did I do this?

While browsing through a knitting magazine I found this article on Knit One, Blog One and I thought what a good idea. I have friends all over the place and we are always looking for a new way to communicate our craft ideas and here was a way to share a space to do it. So here we go. In 2003 I attended a craft show and learned how to knit without a pattern that was fabulous however when knitting for a child do not add a 4 inch ease, much to big, thank god for my dress maker friend and her overlocker. In 2004 I attended Prudence Mapstones Freeform Knitting class to make a handbag, the two classes together have given me so much more confidence to do what I think will work and I am starting to select wool/fibre without worrying about patterns. It has rekindled an old passion. When I figure out how to post a photo I will do it.

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