Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I have finally finished my contribution for The Milkweed Project (http://sticksandstitches.squarespace.com), a collaborative art installation based on the inside of a milkweed pod conceived by Shan Bryan-Hanson. The guidelines were to knit or crochet a strip using a white or off-white yarn or soft fiber.
I got carried away--my piece measures 26 feet x 6 inches (7.92 m x 15.2 cm). Working on the image of the hither and yon path that the little seeds take, I machine knit a lacy base, crocheted a meandering line of chain stitches with mohair and textured rayon yarn. After that, I threaded a yarn with clumps that look like the hairs of a milkweed seed through the chain stitch. To finish the ends, I added fringe of mohair and the textured rayon yarn.
It was a fun project and gives me ideas for other fiber work.