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Monday, 14 May 2012

City and Guilds Module 3



This is the module where the sampling begins and seems to be what City & Guilds is mainly about.  In addition to the below examples, there are also exercises in increases – mass and for edges – decreases, also chevrons, embroidery on knitting, edgings – specifically a bell edging and also simple intarsia and the joining in of yarns.  It all involves a lot of work and the presentation has to be spot on too with everything blocked and all the loose ends darned in.  but I'm enjoying stretching my skills and finding out about things I'd never usually think about.  I'm studying with Knit Design Online, http://www.knitdesignonline.com/

Design work includes manipulating line, lines in design – including knitted lines.  There is an exercise on landscape and selecting inspiration for design from landscape images.  Printing exercises.  This all serves as an introduction to the design for craft element of the course which runs alongside the knitting aspect.  Design for craft is included in all City & Guilds creative craft courses. I'm really looking forward to all of the design elements later on in the course.  

My colour inspiration for the below was an image of one of these chameleons - I found this picture on the web but don't know the source ......

Knitting round corners ....



Sideways knitting ...






















5 comments:

  1. this is the kind of details book writers use! Wonderful, I'm so jealous of your skills.

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  2. Thanks Charlotte - I would dearly love to write a craft book ... one day ...

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  3. You are so talented. Oh I got my Sew mag and saw your photo. Gorgeous

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  4. Oh wow Rachel - I'm rushing out to get one now ... I had an idea I might be in there because they contacted me for my address.

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