Thursday, 13 December 2012

Felted Tote

How cute are these?

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Knitted with Alafoss Lopi Icelandic 100% pure new wool yarn  from a free pattern download from Ravelry.
This is a handknitting pattern that I converted for machine knitting - I added the bobbles using the shibori technique.

See top tab Felted (Fulled) Machine knitting - Shibori Style for a description of this technique.

Shibori comes from the Japanese word shiboru; an ancient Japanese craft and is a term for the process of introducing resistant items into textiles to form three-dimensional effects. The word shiboru means to press, squeeze or wring. Tie-dying is another example of shiboru.

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