Sunday, March 26, 2006

Fun with Intarsia Part III - It felts! It felts!

Exciting news - intarsia pulling sideways DOES cancel out felting pulling up-down! The image aspect ratio remained nearly the same: I learned something about felting intarsia - if the image is less than two stitches wide, it doesn't show at all. All those delicate one-stitch lines I'd intended to indicate, say, the fold of a petal just made the finished object very indistinct. And in general I think the image should be much larger to catch better detail. So I'm going to need to produce a much larger set of drawings (and perhaps a larger purse!) Another thing I learned - hubby's beard clippers work GREAT for shaving felted swatches. Natch.


Blogger Bezzie said...

The smaller details do kind of melt away, but even taking that into consideration, I have to say it looks pretty darn good. I'm impressed!!!

3/26/2006 11:54 AM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

You have you some fine specimens girl! Nothing to be ashamed about!
Definitely very delicious stuff. All choice cuts. Almost a shame to knit them...

4/03/2006 8:35 AM  

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