"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Friday, 9 January 2009

Knitting with Christmas Tinsel

Knitting with unusual materials


















I used lengths of Christmas tinsel to knit with, mixed in with stripes of two regular yarns knitted together. Before knitting the yarns, I threaded on "pumpkin" shaped buttons which were then knitted in. I made a small evening sized bag. The strap is made from the yarns plaited together and sewn to the sides

If you have a long enough length of any material it can be knitted up. You will just have to experiment with different sized knitting needles to find the right tension for the material you are using

Another idea is to first knit up a base using unusual materials, then put it under your sewing machine and use free machine embroidery to decorate it

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