Wednesday, February 09, 2011

New Video Tutorial - Spider Web Embroidery on Knits

Do you know what "Spider Web Embroidery" is?  It is a technique that I add to many of my knits after they are complete. This embroidery technique isn't hard to do but it sure does look fancy. Here is a nice close-up of it. It is the dark green center of the flower.

You can see "Spider Webs" on the Bloomsbury Gloves from Color By Kristin. They are the center of the flowers. (The book is available on my website or at your LYS). Notice how they look raised - almost like sculpture... I love this look!

Bloomsbury Gloves from Color By Kristin Photo John Gruen courtesy of Sixth and Spring Books
They make the polka dots on this Felted Tea Cosy.....
Felted Tea Cosy from Knitty.com Spring 2006
And the large polka dots on these slipper socks...
Macarons Slipper Socks Available at Knitty.com Fall 2009
They are playful and fun to do and will give your knitting a new sense of adventure and style! And now I present to you a video tutorial on how to make a "spider web." I'm hoping that by having these videos available to you, you will be more adventuresome at adding embroidery to your knits. I teach these techniques at workshops. This stitch is usually the technique the students enjoy doing most! Give it a try! The video is also available on YouTube here.


The Felted Tea Cosy Pattern is available here on Knitty.com
The Macarons Slipper Sock Pattern is available here on Knitty.com

7 comments:

Inge said...

Thank you for sharing. A feast for the eyes. I am totally in love with the lilac mittens....I have to try it..Inge

Helen said...

Thanks for the video. I am going home tonight and make spider webs.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the video!! Well done. Brought back wonderful memories of my weekend on the farm. Thank you! Pam Price

laurabal25 said...

thank you SO much for your tutorial!! Here s something here I thought of you.. Make these for your daughter and you! and something like it for the FARmer!

laurabal25 said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/64045496/baby-lamb-cuffs-knitting-pattern

Forgot to include this!

Laura

hollybarry said...

Color, color, color! Fun and modern. I just love your designs. Good job!

Kathy at Knitting Off The Grid said...

I've been such an admirer of your work. I just love your use of color. Gorgeous, gorgeous!