Two ladies and a whole lotta wool
Hello lovely crafters,
I’d just like to extend Danni’s message of apology for my lack of posts recently – what a busy few weeks have been had all round. There are lots of crafty plans in the pipeline which we hope to announce soon, and I have also recently returned from a month in North America, where I did stumble upon (as well as seek out) some rather lovely knit and craft shops. More on those to follow.
I wanted to make a come back with this post about geometric craft. I’ve recently noticed more and more of this appearing both across blogs, with crafty friends of mine and I’ve been seeing a lot on Pinterest. So I thought I’d do a little rundown on the blog.
I think Fair Isle lends itself really well to the geometric style – I guess partly because it follows the kind of patterns you get in cross stitch which also lends. For some really excellent examples of geometric Fair Isle patterns, have a look at this blog post by Unique and Handmade.
I’ve been working through a few Fair Isle patterns, just practising making simple bands working with some spare wool I have kicking around:
So here some other examples of geometric crafting I’ve dug out.
First up: geometric embroidery. I absolutely love these – they look so simple but a closer look shows the detail and complexity of the pieces.
Next: geometric knitting. I am just in awe. I’m thinking my next knitting skill has to be attempting something close to this.
Finally: geometric jewellery design.
All this makes me want to go shopping and start knitting simultaneously.
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