Friday, June 09, 2006

The fug and the fuglier

Since I'm documenting a process here I'm posting these photos of a dyeing experiment.
This knitted then painted.....

becomes....This when unraveled and reknitted.

Sorry examples I know, But I learned some stuff from it.
1. to make an ikat type of pattern for knitting in the round you've got to start off with knitted in the round.
2. Painting dye on the already knitted base leaves way to much un-dyed area.
3. I like the bamboo needles

I may still try some stuff on a flat fabric, but I've got to think a lot more about how the stitches will move in the round.

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