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« on: April 18, 2008 09:03:45 AM »

As part of my final project for my foundation year, I am going to knit a human sized cocoon, but here are some little prototypes! Done on the knitting machine and by hand, they are in my sketchbook, so the hessian you can see is the cover I made for it. Anyway, just wondering what you all thought, and if any of you have attempted something simmilar or have any knitting machine(grrr!) advice, I would love to hear form you!
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008 09:50:54 AM »

Those are really striking!  I think that I might find a human-sized one kind of creepy, but I think that kind of visceral response is a good thing when it comes to art.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008 11:10:42 AM »

Those are really neat! I can totally imagine hundreds of them hanging from a tree.. Way creepy, but totally awesome Grin
And you better post pictures of the life-sized one.. That will be incredible!
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008 12:49:44 PM »

That's such a cool idea!
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008 02:45:11 PM »

thankyou very much, I'm glad I posted them now, so that I know what kind of response to expect at my final show, haha! Well, yes, these little ones are a bit creepy, I'm crocheting some thin fluffy ones right now.

The big one is supposed to be sort of comforting, like you want to curl right up in it, but maybe I should make a nasty one too. Its all about shelters and personal, psychological barriers and protection. Kind of basic stuff I geuss, but I wanted to try knitting some HUGE things  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008 03:08:25 PM »

LOLOLOL... those are really amazing!!  This may sound crazy, but is there a pattern for these?  I work in a haunted house during October, and these would be terrific accents!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2008 03:33:40 PM »

To be honest, I just made them out of random bits of old tights and knitted covers and sewed them into place, I have no idea how to read a pattern, haha.
I can send you some more detailed instructions if you would like!
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2008 06:11:58 PM »

These are really creepy, but I really like them!
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2008 07:39:15 AM »

This is sooo cool... Last year some kind of larvae litteraly spun in all the threes in my neighbourhood, all the threes were covered in wooly white net, and small cocoons which loocked pretty much like yours was hanging all over them. It was pretty distguisting, I like your cocoons better...
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2008 08:31:05 AM »

Oh, wow - I'd love more detailed instructions!!  The guy who runs our haunt would FLIP over these - we have a "spider area" that is woefully under-decorated.   Wink
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2008 10:47:43 AM »

Eurgh, if there was a larvae infestation where I live I would probably freak out, although not as much as when everything came out of the pupae.

Ok, as far as instructions go: I got some old, flesh coloured tights, chopped the legs off, tied a knot in the end and turned it inside out so that there is a point instead of a foot shape. Then I stuffed them with tissue in a lumpy cocoony shape, cut the top of the tights into three and plaited them closed, so I had a basic cocoon shape.

For the outside, the cobwebby one I knitted with some very fine fluffy thread on pt.5 needles I think, but I have crocheted some too and that works just as well, then I stitched it on. The more woollen one I made with scraps from the knitting machine, but you could just knit small rough sections, and make sure to drop a few stitches, in a rough, almost string like yarn, then sew the pieces together like a jigsaw, kind of tight so that it bulges.

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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2008 10:58:26 AM »

LOLOLOL - don't apologize - that's perfect!  It encapsulates your ideas, and gives me some, too... Smiley

Thank you very much!!
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2008 05:44:36 AM »

A life-sized cocoon... that does sound comfy. Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2008 04:40:30 PM »

These are so delicate and gorgeous, I love them!
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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2008 03:45:10 AM »

I agree. They look really delicate and soft, I'd like to curl up in one. Maybe it's a childhood dream of being a butterfly or something! Make sure you post pictures of your final show, and good luck Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2008 07:44:58 AM »

Gorgeous! I would love to see pictures when you create a human-sized cocoon!
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2008 05:33:18 AM »

God I love these! They make me even more excited about my foundation year next year.

Are you going on to do a degree after- and if so, what?

At the moment I'm having total trouble figuring out what I want to do for a degree, my mind is all over the place.

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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2008 03:03:23 AM »

Foundation year is AMAZING seriously, the best time ever! I didn't have a clue what degree to do at the start, thats kind of what the foundatio is for, it helps you choose. I started off doinmg comics, so I thought illustration, then animation and finally I did 3D and it was AWESOME so I decided to do an applied arts degree, I'm going to hereford college of arts which is a specialist art and drama university in the middle of the country. Can't wait! And good luck with your F. year, I'm sure you'll love it.
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