Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Transformation

If you have seen my work before it is no surprise that I love lace. Once I worked my first lace piece I knew I would be hooked. My favorite part about it is the incredible transformation that takes place after it is done. Here is a before shot of my latest piece.

Alpaca/Silk Spring Leaves

Close up.

Alpaca/Silk Spring Leaves

It is knitting but really the design is totally lost in what looks like a pile of yarn.

After a good soaking and A LOT of pins, since each little scallop had to be pinned separately, you have a shot of it drying.

Alpaca/Silk Spring Leaves

Totally different. Also if you take a close look you can see how much the piece grew in size from the blocking as it started out on only 2 mats but needed 5 for the final. You can now see the leaves and all the detail work that is lace knitting. The blocking on this piece took me a full hour but after knitting on and off on it for almost 6 weeks it was worth doing right.

Alpaca/Silk Spring Leaves

Alpaca/Silk Spring Leaves

Love it! The yarn is a magical blend of alpaca and silk and the finished piece weighs less then 3.5oz. It also has a fabulous sheen from the silk and halo from the alpaca. Truly magical! The yarn came from Germany and the color turned out to be perfect for the lace.

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