Posts tagged ‘hand painted’

September 13, 2012

Hand painted cushion

After painting the sock blanks I imagined painting onto other knitted fabric so here is the first painted, knitted cushion! Based on one of Dunan Grants paintings this bowl of flowers has been painted onto a machine knitted fabric. The fabric was first dyed with ‘slate’, the reverse side being slightly darker.The image was then hand painted freestyle before steaming to set the dye. It has a zip and a polyester cushion pad inside which makes it washable.
What next?
Hand painted cushion

May 4, 2012

New sock blanks

I took some inspiration from a travel brochure on Yorkshire for the first one but then had great fun creating the second one. Sort of stained glass window’esque.

February 23, 2012

Double stranded hand painted sock blank-Springtime

Seeing the first daffodils in bloom was the inspiration for this sock blank, I designed it to be knitted top down and two socks at a time. Took about 40 mins to paint but was great fun and hope it looks good as a pair of socks. There are about 60st in a row which is equivalent to a round of the average sock. Will be on sale in etsy shop tomorrow when I can get a decent picture of it dry.
Springtime sock blank

February 21, 2012

Hand painted abstract sock blank-new to shop

After experimenting with a few scarf length sock blanks I am now having them knitted up by my pal Sheena. I can now offer blanks that have 2 strands for knitters who enjoy knitting 2 socks at a time knowing they’ll have matching ones when they’re finished. (It’s never bothered me having ‘odd’ socks!) I had a plan for the first one but it went awry as soon as I put the sponge into the dye, I realised my lines were too thick for my planned design. I have other designs in the pipeline so keep an eye out in my etsy shop if you love knitting socks.
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Close up

July 6, 2011

New sock on the block

I recently purchased knitted ‘scarves’ that you dye, unravel and knit socks with. The painting took over half an hour to complete and was quite tricky to do in a very limited space but once steamed I was relieved to see that colours hadn’t run and it was quite pleasing. Before I start selling them on etsy I thought I should actually knit one up and it is really quite fun, never knowing where the stripe colour changes are going to be.I’m not too happy about the colours, they look faded but not bad for a first attempt!
2 x 2 rib and part of the leg
2 x 2 rib and part of the leg

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