Monday, July 11, 2011

By a Thread

My friend Stephanie gave me a box of thread for crochet and tatting.  I made this piece from some of the thread for her birthday. The fabric looks like needlepoint canvas but it is actually an upholstery fabric sample. I crocheted all of the components for the collage except for a small string of tatting that is folded up inside of the red pod. My grandmother made that. I had fun playing with the fibers, choosing different weights and hooks for different effects. I actually enjoyed using my tiniest steel hook to create the crenelated shape at the bottom corner, working two stitches into every stitch on every round to create a hyperbolic pseudosphere. I hope to try my hand at this sort of project again soon.

1 comment:

La Alicia said...

I love all the great texture -- looks like something that came out of the ocean where mermaids play! :)