Friday, November 5, 2010

Cro-Tat Practice

Practice, practice, practice! I've been working on my cro-tat today. I was using the first scrap skein of yarn I came across which has a little mohair quality. Next time I need to work with something that will allow me to see what I'm doing more clearly. My main objective was to get my hands and brain used to the process. I still have some tension issues. I can see that consistent stitching and tension will make all the difference between okay work and pretty cro-tatting.

I made this cuff bracelet because I also wanted to practice attaching my pieces together. You really have to think about where your points of connection will be. It's kind of like piecing a puzzle together. It's fun to make something three dimensional. The painful part was taking this picture. Photography seems to shine a spotlight on every little flaw, but at least it helps me see the things I need to work on.

A quick Wind Rose update before I sign off. Dyeing corn fiber is still on my "to do" list. I was planning to get it done last week and then I got so busy with other orders. Anyway, sorry it's taking me a little longer than I said it would, but the corn fiber is coming.

Back in the shop today are two fine fibers. You can now find Bamboo Top in 1oz, 2oz and 4oz lots. Also returning is Merino/Yak/Silk roving. This fiber is so soft and gorgeous! You can purchase it in 1oz and 2oz lots. If you need more, contact me for a custom listing.

Have a great weekend everybody!

1 comment:

Neferi said...

I also have worked with cro tat :). It´s very interesting.

Have a nice weekend.