Thursday, June 4, 2009

project #4 - wishy washy dishcloth

I didn't have a thick enough cotton in my stash for this project, so I decided to combine a couple of finer cottons together... by plying them on my spinning wheel

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first I chose the cottons I wanted

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then gave them a little twist, to see how they would look when plyed

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tied all three strands to the leader yarn on my bobbin

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then began to ply them together, by pedalling the wheel in an anticlockwise direction, and allowing the cottons to twist across one another

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when the bobbin was full, I wound the yarn into a hank and washed it, to set the twist

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pattern used -

yarn used -
  • recycled cotton, plyed as above

hook used -
  • 5.0mm hook
thoughts -
  • nice design, but I prefer a more solid fabric for my dishcloths
  • maybe it's my imagination, but I see little butterflies in the pattern... do you???
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  • see the head at the top... the puff stitch forms the body, and the two pairs of wings?
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6 comments:

Annie xx said...

Oooo~ I see the butterflies too! But it's much more obvious in the full shot of the whole thing.
I like the colours you chose =]

anjahsh said...

Hello!
Like the color combinations.
Much beauty work to see in your blog

fairiedust2478 said...

I totally see the butterflies! That is really neat. Happy accident?

I also bought the 30 days e-book. I can't wait to finish up one of the projects I'm working on so I can get started on one of those!

FaerieQueen said...

I love the colors you plyed together. I love the discloth too.

Sam said...

I like the plying. Very clever :-) And the colours look great together.

I didn't see the butterflies - I was looking and looking, and then I saw them. Cool optical illusion.

laughing purple goldfish said...

thank you all