Sunday, 22 November 2009

Some images of my recent work

A couple of photos of my digital knit and a small weave that I made with an elastic warp and silver yarn weft.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Digital knit...

Completed my first digital knit - 2 hours from uploading my design (see image) to completed sample (must take a photo). I developed the design from a birds eye view of sunflower seeds in their seed-head. The design screen for the digital knitter shows every stitch and my design was hand drawn so I spent ages adjusting stitches so that it looked more 'regular'. The actual knitting took no time at all. I am pleased with it although it needs some developing and I want to try different yarns.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

my first blog

So here I am, blogging. And already worrying about what to put.

My current project is inspired by the amazing sunflowers I grew in my garden this year. I have a million beautiful seeds and I have been constructing related textile pieces on the loom and the knitting machine.
This has involved dyeing yarns with plants that I have in my garden. I loved the mysterious process as recipes are not precise and results much more unpredictable than when you are using chemical dyes.