Thursday, 28 January 2016

NEW SCRUMBLE PICTURE, PINK CHAMPAGNE.



Here I am showing the stages of making the first piece of my new scrumble.
I am calling this one 'Pink Champagne' and it will become clearer later why I am calling it this.


Some of it is knitting and some crochet, just picking the stitches up from where ever you want to go next and choosing a colour that looks  right to you.




 This piece measures approx 6" x 3" and so this is not for the impatient person.
I've got my box of pinks and creams down at the side of me and I'm having fun.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A BIT OF GOLD

The Fire Scrumble picture is nearly finished with just the finishing touches to go.
I've decided to frame it in an embroidery hoop, and it looks really nice.
I'll show more on this later.





I must admit that I love a bit of gold or silver and of course pearls, they liven things up and just add that bit of sparkle.
Here I've got some metallic 4 ply yarn that is fairly easy to crochet with.
I've made a few balls and a short  braid.  The flower was in my box of bits ( pieces that I've made and not used for other projects ) 
Never throw away any pieces, they all come in handy.
Balls are always good for covering tiny holes that will inevitably show sometimes when a piece does not quite fit and braid is always useful.
Find out how to make the braid here
She has all sorts of tutorials for making lovely pieces.




Here I've made a sliver to fit in the edge, once sewn in place this will be fine with maybe a couple of the balls strategically placed. 


A couple of bows made from some gold ribbon, frayed on the edges help cover a larger area that just looked to bare.




And a few gold beads for interest.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

CAFE CREME SCRUMBLE PICTURE.


I have blogged about this picture before but thought I would add it to this new blog for anyone who has not seen it.


This scrumble measures 14" x 10" and is not as big as the wall hanging on the header or the 'Fire Scrumble ' that I am working on at the moment.
I printed out a cup of coffee onto fabric  to make the centre piece, then added my scrumble pieces around this.
Again this is worked on a backing of calico and the pieces are pinned on and sewn in place when I was happy with the placement.


The pale pink is a mohair knitted piece with the added pink pearls, I am a pearl addict and add them to most of my scrumbles.
Knubble cream wool is always a favourite to give a good thick texture.


Here I have added a small piece of tatting and just a plain old piece of garter stitch knitting.

  

I hope this goes a little way to giving you some ideas for making your own picture.
Good luck

Friday, 8 January 2016

RIBBING AND GOLD TAPE




I wanted to show you how a simple piece of knitted rib can easily be included in a scrumble.
This piece is 2 x 2 rib in dk and is decreased to fit.


I find that these knitted pieces are useful for stretching around bends, here it is sewn in place but looking a bit bare.


But after tying a few bits of gold tape the whole thing gets transformed.
I may add beads to this piece but I shall have to observe it for a bit to decide.
Remember, anything goes if it looks good.