Archive for ‘Fibers’

November 27, 2010

Knitted Felt Rug

by strangewhitemoth

Here are some in progress images of the rug I’ve been working on for a while now. The planned finish piece will be a medium sized rug made of 100% wool felt cord in a natural dark grey.  

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 I wanted the scale of the knitted fabric to be greatly oversized -about a square inch per stitch. After doing tons of samples, I found that the best results, based on time efficiency and texture, came from taking 100% wool yarn and knitting it into tubing. I then took this tubing and knit with it on one inch diameter custom made knitting needles. The next step will be to take the giant knit fabric and felt it until the tubing becomes a dense, soft cord.  I’ll be doing that this weekend, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed until it’s finished.

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In the process of knitting.

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Lilly thought I might need another stick.

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For comparison: the original wool yarn next to the tubing it was made into.

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Felted sample sitting on the pre-felted rug fabric. You can see the difference between the  initial tubing with visible stitches (on the rug) and the dense cord created after felting.

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July 23, 2010

Fair Isle Fitted Cardigan

by strangewhitemoth

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Presentation Board for an all over patterned, fair isle, fitted cardigan. It includes my watercolor illustration and fabric samples I hand knit including a color sample chart for other color ways.

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July 23, 2010

Wrinkled Cardigan with Attached Scarf

by strangewhitemoth

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Presentation  Board for a long cardigan I designed with an attached scarf and wrinkled body texture. It includes my watercolor illustration and fabric samples I hand knit.

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July 23, 2010

Cable Motorcycle Jacket

by strangewhitemoth

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Presentation Board for a cable knit motorcycle jacket I designed. It includes my watercolor illustrations and fabric samples I hand knit.

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July 22, 2010

Screen Printed Fabrics

by strangewhitemoth

These are hand screen printed, multi-color registration yardage samples.  I designed the patterns in Photoshop then burnt them into multiple screens and printed them onto cotton fabric. Each sample is approximately 3 square yards of fabric. They are designed for use in children’s rooms.

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paper airplanes and polka-dots

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Farm animals

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June 24, 2010

Woven Bag Collection

by strangewhitemoth

November 2, 2009

A Few Knit Pieces

by strangewhitemoth

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Wool knit cowl scarf.

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A few of the cables.

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I think this scarf is one of the best examples of my love for textural surfaces.

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Also, a brimmed hat with cables made out of fisherman’s wool.

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November 2, 2009

Kiwi Bird Kit

by strangewhitemoth

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I designed this knitted kiwi bird kit for someone to make on their own.  The yarn, needles, and button eyes are included in the kit bag  which was sewn after being screen printed with a drawing of a kiwi on the outside and the knitting pattern on the inside.

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The pre-made kiwi bird does not come with the kit, but in the future there will be a blanket that is pre-made to go with the kit.  I am currently working on the blanket which is made out of the same alpaca as the kiwi.  The organic, undyed alpaca yarn I used comes from three alpacas, Rose, Rudy, and Topaz, on an alpaca farm in my hometown of Richmond, Indiana. When you purchase yarn from their farm, the label tells you the names of the alpacas used to make the yarn, because each individual alpaca produces a different fiber based on its own color and age.

The basis I was working from for this project was designing something that supported local business and resources, engaged the buyer in the process of creating the object, and entised them to learn a new skill.

November 2, 2009

Felt Messenger/Saddle Bags

by strangewhitemoth

November 2, 2009

More Wool Coil Neckpieces

by strangewhitemoth