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« on: August 06, 2008 08:48:38 AM »

I decided to try my hand at tapestry crochet.

My first attempt was a Carol Ventura pattern from the Anticraft book called "Carrion."  I used the vulture pattern but decided to go with bucket handles instead of the strap handle.  I used some leftover acrylic yarn.





The second attempt was based on a photo of Tom Waits and was done without a pattern.  I used wool yarn this time.



The next step is to felt the Tom Waits piece and shrink the stitches a bit.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008 08:58:26 AM »

These came out awesome for being your first attempt. It looks like you have had tons of practice. Especially since you did the second one without a pattern!! WOW.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008 11:16:32 AM »

These came out awesome for being your first attempt. It looks like you have had tons of practice. Especially since you did the second one without a pattern!! WOW.

Thanks!  I've been crocheting for a long time, but this is my first time "carrying" a thread inside the work.  Once you get the hang of that it's actually pretty easy.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008 12:40:33 PM »

Yeah I find the thread carrying to be the biggest pain in the neck about tapestry crochet. But seriously, I still can't believe you worked without a graph! That's just nuts. This is definitely inspiring me to pick up some yarn and make myself a bag.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008 01:42:15 PM »

Yeah I find the thread carrying to be the biggest pain in the neck about tapestry crochet. But seriously, I still can't believe you worked without a graph! That's just nuts. This is definitely inspiring me to pick up some yarn and make myself a bag.

Hmmm...  If you've worked with thread carrying before, do you have any suggestions for how to carry both threads to the next row without making them look so wonky.  When I got to the last stitch, I basically did two chain stitches by pulling both threads onto the hook.  I think that's what caused the ends to flare out.  Sad
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2008 03:42:06 PM »

What I usually do is carry the thread through to the end, but then I just carry it up the side without doubling up the chain, I find that makes the end a little too fat.. I hope this makes sense. Basically you will just have a thread carried from row to row along the edges next to your chain.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008 10:56:47 PM »

I cant believe you did that without a pattern! amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2008 05:42:22 AM »

Here's another tapestry I made this weekend.  It's of the Bela Lugosi Dracula.

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2008 06:43:14 AM »

these are soooo amazing!  Id love to try my hand at it!  Im just confused about he whole 'carry the thread thing'  Ive been crochet since april of this year, but i mainly do amigurumi.
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2008 02:43:59 PM »

Here's another tapestry I made this weekend.  It's of the Bela Lugosi Dracula.

I love this one so much!!
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