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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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