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Craft rugs tutorial: Crewel embroidery

Needle crafts  |  September 18th 2011  |  0 Comment


[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · Latch Hook-detail]

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · Latch Hook]

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · Latch Hook-pattern]

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · Latch Hook-piles of yarn]

A few days ago I was talking to an aunt of mine and she mentioned she had once taken a course on Lanigrafía (which I can only translate as Woollography) – the art of depicting landscapes or objects using different embroidery stitches and colours, much more the same thing as Crewel embroidery. Though at first the term lanigrafía sounded absolutely weird/funny to me, I’ve been thinking about it and I believe it’s quite meaningful after all. This word could well be used to comprise all the artistic expressions made with wool/yarn with a graphic value.

Now, the latch hooking. I finished the piece I was working on and noticed how distorted it ended compared to the original pattern. It happens the same thing with knitting – each knot/stitch is not a perfect square. I’ll try to figure out a way to correct or adapt patterns to latch hooking.

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · Latch hooking]

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · Latch hooking]

My new rule: always have a craft project around to grab during breaks from computer work.