Felt felt felt

YugiDean's picture

I can honestly say that although my "Down the Rabbit Hole" project is NOT shaping up in the slightest, it's not a failure. It's got a built-in self-taught class because I'm using tons of different techniques (some I'm making up on the fly) and styles. I will admit that I'm learning that I've never asked the questions that would've been pertinent to this project. And for some reason, I don't care. LOL

For example, does a double-knitted (reversible) item felt well? Or at all? When creating a project made of many panels of knitted patterns, is it better to knit and felt the items separately and THEN seam them together, or to affix them to one another prior to felting? Do turquoise and orange clash in a good way or a bad way? These and other questions have either already been answered or are on the verge of answering themselves. If nothing else, this project will be a huge learning experience.

An exercise in patience and creativity. Where do I put the zig-zags? Is it practical to want to have a "vein" of black and red snaking through the whole thing? To give the illusion of depth, should I just use darker colors at the bottom, or be indiscriminate and then dip-dye the whole thing in extremely diluted fabric dye, slowly pulling it out so the bottom portions are darker than the top? Or does that even make any sense AT ALL?

Even if this project ends in knitting hell, I enjoy learning and teaching myself. There's just something really fulfilling about that, whether you're teaching yourself knitting techniques/mistakes or something else entirely. Like, say, French.

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chipsir's picture

Yes Albert and I and Joe are

Yes Albert and I and Joe are on the same page ........ I am dieing to see the results or should that be dyeing?????? lol

Bill's picture

Ombre dyeing "dip-dye the

Ombre dyeing
"dip-dye the whole thing in extremely diluted fabric dye, slowly pulling it out so the bottom portions are darker than the top?"
one possibility is to wet the piece...then dip one end in darker dye...hang it up so the darker colour at the top, drains down the piece...

albert's picture

Very clever idea!

Very clever idea!

MMario's picture

Or soak the piece and let a

Or soak the piece and let a darker dye diffues up...

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

What Albert said...and I'm

What Albert said...and I'm not into felting. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

albert's picture

After this winding trip down

After this winding trip down the scenic route, we better see some pics, Bro!