Thursday, July 12, 2007
new type of project
Who's seen the episode of Uncommon Threads that featured Prudence Mapstone? Me! Me! When I heard she'd be on, I thought that she would demonstrate freeform knitting and crochet, but she showed a new idea instead. It's actually in her book about handbags, but she develops it a little more on the show.
The technique involves crocheting into rug mesh to make purses. Prudence makes use of novelty yarns in particular since they will cover the mesh better that pain yarns. In the purse I've started, I've used a few novelties, but I'm also combining yarns to get good coverage. So far, so good. Mine will be a small purse, but I can see that this would be a good technique for larger bags since the mesh holds its shape pretty well. Yncmusic is looking forward to this bag being finished, because it's going to be hers!