Print making and knitting, What could be better?

Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens
I have been reading through this book for some time now. It explains the different techniques for painting on fabric. I was wanting to learn about silk screening. This technique seems to require a little more care and money than I care to put into printing at this time. But this book explains the process really well, so when I am ready....
Anyhoo, it does have great tips and explanations on stenciling with different materials, that are a little more up my alley, like freezer paper stenciling. This method is extremely simple and the supplies are readily available at low costs. Plus it comes with free stencil art in the back of the book for all the projects!
vine stenciled chair

stenciled quilt

an example of one of the designs

More about the hat:
Striping as begun and I can't seem to put it down. Watching the stripes appear is hypnotic.
I finished the ribbing. Next i did a knit round where I increased one stitch every 10 stitches. Next, I switched to the purple yarn. I knit 6 rounds of the purple, switched to black for 3 rounds, and then increased one stitch every 10 stitches on the next round. Continued with black for 2 more rounds.
So stripes are basically 6 rounds for each color. Plan on keeping this amount of stitches until I have 10.25 inches of hat. Then the decreases.

1 comment:

  1. stripes do have a hypnotizing effect...and the stenciling...lovely art.