I’ve finally got around to photographing the cowl that I was making for Megan. The storyboard had to be altered a little, since the number of colours seemed to clash with the small scale of the item. I rehashed the storyboard until I was happy with the effect and then David roughly sketched out the design using pastel chalk to make sure the colours worked together. Chalks are great way to test ideas; they are so quick and easy to use and it takes a couple of minutes to wipe on the basic colours and then smudge them together to create the right colour shades.
The cowl was made using a technique called Filet Crochet, which creates a grid-like pattern using chain stitch and double crochet. This grid allowed the contrasting colours to be woven through the holes and ultimately to create the tassels. I absolutely love the effect and I can’t wait to make something else using this same technique.
…..and here’s the finished article. Yet another topic for a workshop?