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Topic: Poor Girl's "Woven" Scrap Yarn Scarves (Blue and Ferris Wheel)  (Read 3586 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2008 10:26:00 PM »

I may have to do that with the homespun I have that hates being knit. it's a beautiful color, it just doesn't cooperate.

I LOVE the colors in the blue scarf, but I love the style of the pinwheel scarf, so I can't decide which I like better!

did you really sew through each piece separately every single time around? that seems like it would take forever, but I don't see how it would "easily" be done any other way.
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2008 05:14:48 AM »

Ragdoll: I really did sew through each piece by itself. Once you get a few rows of stitching done it goes a *bit* quicker, 'cos one side is all braced, you know? But yeah. It takes a long, long time (though not as long as it'd take me to knit or crochet a scarf that long).

Mandir: Aww, thanks! I dunno where I got the idea. I think I was thinking, "I wish I could make something that looked like... spiderwebs.. or very old.... without having to knit it..." I checked my craft journal and there's just a note saying, "Is it possible to sew yarn together like this?" and a wee picture.
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2008 06:18:52 AM »

These are so lovely. I want to steal the circle one; it's so super cool.
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2008 08:40:18 AM »

Actually, I may put these in my Etsy store if I can ever get decent photos of them. I already have a scarf I like to wear (as well as my new hooded scarf, which trumps all), and since I made these as sort of an experiment I wasn't really planning on *wearing them* myself. Smiley

This morning I was contemplating doing a shawl like this, with less yarn and more thread, but it'd be so labor-intensive that it boggles my mind. It is, though, a nice technique for yarns that are a big pain to knit/crochet with, as well as to use up cheapo acrylics that you can't think of anything else to do with.

I was going to recommend, too, if anyone is thinking of trying this-- use a big, sharp needle and the strongest thread you can find, like quilting thread. It really helps keep your bits together. Also, strips of velour work really nicely, because they don't unravel and if you leave them as an edging they curl up on their own, making a finished look.
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2008 08:19:20 PM »

These are so pretty!!!  Very whimsical.  I might have to experiment with this technique, and fail miserably, I'm sure!  Wink
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