Monday, May 3, 2010

Challenge : Winding

The challenge of the European Street Team for this week is from NancyvdBoom and is called "Winding".

After long and deep thoughts, I decided to go for a "quadruple" winding.... In the first place I bought these lovely beige raffia hats from a shop that went out of business (plus some great buttons of course), and these hats are crocheted as one big spiral. Then, secondly, I made two knitted cords by means of winding. Yeah, you are reading this right, not in the old fashioned way with needle and spool, but with a real knitting machine ! The power of this machine was delivered by my winding hand (that started to hurt after 4 meters of cord).

Steps 3 and 4 are winding both cords around each other and sewing them on the hat, together with some lovely vintage green buttons. Thus, 4 times winding !
It's for sale in my P8 Accessories shop on Etsy.


Nancy van den Boom said...

Your entry is lovely Petronella! thank you!

ArtMind said...

Oh wow, that makes for some FAB and FAST spoolknitting! Super, Petronella! :)

miss-minoes said...

Great result! That is a handy machine. I used to have a semi-automatic spoolknitting device that you had to twist (a real killer for the wrists), this one looks much more user friendly.

Rita alias alatvian said...

Great idea and work!