For those who like a challenge, once the techniques are learned and understood, the concept of scrumbling i.e. working in a freeform manner, is easy to adapt to larger projects and to the creation of wearable art. There are many interesting special stitches that will help create wonderfully unique fabrics. Also learn how to make simple fragment buttons and special closures for garments using polymer clay.
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(280mm x 210mm x 11mm)
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Author Biography - Jenny Dowde
From NSW, Australia, Jenny Dowde completed 6 years at art school and a course in machine knitting. Jenny has lectured on Colour, Design and Creative Knitting at knitting seminars around Australia. She has participated in Australian Textile Fibre Forum computer design workshops. She has also made polymer clay buttons for a designer knitwear company and taught polymer clay workshops at various Fibre Forums in Australia. In 1997 she discovered the wonderful medium, "scrumbling" or freeform crochet, with the only equipment requireed being a hook and lots of yarn! She now combines knitting with crochet in her freeform work.