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!

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Agent Gray, sorry to try this without you! Not to worry, though. It's fun, and I'd still like to get together to do some more!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes!!!! I am excited about this. It is wonderful to be related to a great knitter!! The colors are perfect!!

gray la gran said...

whimper whimper, sniff sniff ....

yncmusic said...

Hmmm. I didn't intend to be "anonymous". I will get it right this time........

devilicious said...

I think it looks FABulous!!!
Can't wait to see how it develops :D

CopperScaleDragon said...

I have seen that episode of UT a couple of times now and am working on my own bag at the moment. the thought occured to me that this mesh would be great to sew your scrumbles to as well, at least for purses and such.

BTW, nice work on your purse!!!!