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Topic: Newbie project: Art nouveau pencil case (now with instructions)  (Read 4081 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2006 06:34:47 PM »

Ohhh, so pretty!  I love art nouveau!
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2006 06:37:11 PM »

that's so great! i love it!
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2006 02:00:28 PM »

Thanks for all the encouraging remarks. I'm in the process of consulting Ali our resident computer expert/husband about posting the A-Z chart. I've just discovered in writing this message that the 'letter before Z' doesn't work on this ke_board so I ma_ have to use the old computer. Please bear with me.

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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2006 04:17:11 PM »

completely off topic, but 80's chick, I noticed you are 38 and a librarian too! I think you are the British me ! Or I'm the American you?  Grin Yay for librarians!
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2006 07:20:58 PM »

I love librarians.  I'm not one (would spend too much time hoarding materials for myself) but my best friend is.  I'm not bragging at all, but he was the New York Times Librarian of the Year last year.  I'm really proud of him.

Long live librarians!  Long live the library!
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2006 07:52:30 PM »

I love librarians.  I'm not one (would spend too much time hoarding materials for myself) but my best friend is.  I'm not bragging at all, but he was the New York Times Librarian of the Year last year.  I'm really proud of him.

Long live librarians!  Long live the library!

That's really awesome! And a guybrarian to boot!  Wink Please congratulate him from the midwest! I love anything that raises the profile of our profession (and I LOVE non-librarian supporters, thanks!). FYI there is talk of an upcoming library/reading swap!
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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2006 08:35:40 PM »

Thanks, batgirl, I'll send along your regards!  He'll appreciate it, as he got his start in the Midwest (Ohio).

I'll keep an eye out for the swap. 

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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2006 01:39:51 PM »

Finally here are the instructions for the pencil case.  Firstly here are the charts for the Art Nouveau font.I hope they are clear enough, the patt is 22 sts by 35 rows. I used Patons Beehive (10 years old guys!!!) double knitting wool as the main colour (navy) and a scrap of white double knitting that was lying around (a very thrifty project). You may have to cut and paste the links for the charts, I'm not very experienced at transferring images, I have the originals that are photocopied from a book on A4 paper.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a379/Phyl67/knitting/artnouveau1.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a379/Phyl67/knitting/artnouveau2.jpg


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a379/Phyl67/knitting/artnouveau3.jpg

You will need:

1ball of DK/light worsted wool in main colour (navy)
1 ball of DK/light worsted wool in contrast colour (white)
1 pair US size 5/3.75mm needles
some fabric for lining (I used some bargain end of roll cheap curtain fabric that was 3 for 4 metres!)
An 8 inch/20cm zip

The finished product measures approximately 10 inches by 6 inches (25cmx15cm)

Cast on 52 sts
Proceed in stocking/stockinette stitch for 4 rows

(The pattern for your chosen letter consists of 22 sts and 35 rows)
Continue as follows:

Row 1: k15 in MC, knit 22 sts of patt in MC/CC, k15 in MC
Row 2: p15 in MC, purl 22 sts of patt in MC/CC, p15 in MC

Continue to row 35
Purl next row in MC only
Do 2 more rows in stocking/stockinette stitch
Do 4 more rows in k2, p2 rib

Cast off in rib

Make another exactly the same (I did the patt on the second one upside down to make it more interesting)

Join the 2 pieces at the bottom
Size lining, hem it and sew it to the case (I usually size the lining slightly narrower than the item, and join the woollen edges)
Join the sides

Sew in the zip
Sew up any gaps on either side

Voila!

Now wait for the praise and impressed looks (or not in my case, more like 'oh thanks mum...Georgie wanna play XBox?')

More pictures to come

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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2006 03:22:37 PM »

Here are some more pics:



This shows the zip



This is the lining. It's a really sturdy mediumweight cotton curtain fabric that I took a shine to because of the Zebra pattern (there's my African heritage showing). It was a completely ridiculous bargain and I've got loads for other projects (see my other post for Gameboy Advance pouches)



Here's the inverted 'A' on the reverse
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