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.


Unknown said...

Your entry is lovely Petronella! thank you!

Mitsy / ArtMind said...

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

Ama de Jong 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.

RitaJC said...

Great idea and work!