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September 05, 2005

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mo

That is amazing! Are their directions on the web anywhere for that? I can't wait to see the whole thing.

jodi

That looks gorgeous, what a cool idea! But will all the little bumps stay in over time?

Lazy

Wow, that looks amazing. I've been wanting to try that ever since I got the last InterweaveKnits. Can't wait to see your final product.

Nichola

Oooh, it looks great! I can't wait to see what the secret is.

cari

See...now that's just brilliant. Very curious to get a better look at what you've been up to.

cari

And as to my email earlier? If you're doing Shibori this means that that thing did arrive and we did talk about it and it went straight out of my fluffy little overtaxed head. Whoops!

Taryn

wow that looks fantastic! can't wait to see the finished product. very cool!

valentina

That's hillarious. I just read the article in Interweave Knits on Friday, and started thinking about doing some Shibori. I'm into the pleating.

Jess

That is so amazing!

Mary

Wow that is beautiful! I have also been wanting to try my hand at Shibori felting/dyeing with knitting. I love that pleated and stitched and dyed example in IK. I might have to try my hand at this... it is daunting with my very on washing machine though.

kelly

Wow... can't wait to see what this is all about! Sounds quite complex to this novice...

Joelene

Oh I love this, I have been wanting to try it as well. But your teasing me, I want to see the finished project!

Sonja

Wow! We are both doing shibori pebble projects in the same color! Yours is beautiful. Besides rubber bands, I've also been using fishing line, which you can use in a continuous piece, wrapping around each pebble several times. How did you figure out to use the plastic wrap?

winnie

oh my lawd that is lovely. do elaborate.

Meredith

I've seen this done. A woman at the Crafts at the Castle in Boston had some wonderful scarves done in this technique. She used hazel nuts. I've wanted to try it out. You are inspiring. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Jussi

Beautiful! I'm glad that you worked out the felting ratio, makes things easier for next time.
I am inspired...thinking a dragon toy with chickpea sized bumps on his back...a scarf with alternating shibori pleats and bumps...

can't wait to see your finished surprise.

Alison

just in case anyone comes back looking for answers...

Sonja - I have no idea where I got the wrapping of the stones in plastic from - if it wasn't in the IK article, I must have made it up. It seemed logical to do that to stop the felting of the bubbles, like you would cover a material piece when tie dying to stop colouring certain parts.

Jussi - dragons with chick peas!!! YES!!! Do it!

Mary - you're washing machine will forgive you :)

Jodi - I really hope the bumps will stay in - they stand quite proud by themselves, so would just need a little pulling up every now and then.

Your comments are all just so lovely to read - thankyou.

Paisley

What an ingenious idea. Looks fabulous. Definitely going on my ever-increasing "to-do" list.

jess

Thanks for my backtack present! I love it all.... and the bag si so pretty!

Martha

Really cool technique. Thanks for explaining how you achieved it. I will have to give it a try!

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