Saturday, 5 December 2009

Hand Carders

Hand Cards

I bought some hand cards a couple of weeks ago to start an ambitious project of blending some wool & silk to spin and knit the cover sweater on the Interweave Knits Spring 09 issue.

I looked at them today and decided to make them a bit prettier. It's my first attempt at wood burning and I'm doing it with a fabric tool, but so far, I am pleased with the result. I have always loved this design which is from the cover of a Scandinavian embroidery book from the library.

They are not done yet, my wrist has cramped up so I had to take a break. Not quite sure how to fill in the solid-coloured parts. Each carder has a slightly different design. I'll post a photo when I'm done.

1 comment:

BoogaJ said...

That is so pretty! What a great idea!