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That knitting!@#%

I have had to un-pull it back to where I joined it together to make the yoke.  I have no idea what I did but I found a section of stitches that looked really loopy.  I tried to fix it and that made it worse, so I had to un-pull it back to the front, back and sleeves.   I did something wrong and I had yarn all over the place.  In the end I cut the yarn and am now ready to start the decrease again.  I just hope it works this time.  (That took 3 days to get to this point.)

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Nearly finished, rather I have finished the silly stitching. 

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That means that I now have to experiment with the wool embroidery.  I saw this in antique quilts in Nates in France back in 2007 and am finally getting around to trying to do it myself.

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This is from Facile Cecile back in 2012 and I am sure that the technique originated in Europe but the Americans call it Amish Plushwork.  I bought a whole lot of old tapestry wool to experiment with.

Only two seams on the quilt this week.

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and that is all I have done.

 

 

 

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Rachel

You will need something to help haul the needle through on the last couple of layers of the plushwork - either pliers, or a needlegrip, or something like that. I had a little go about fifteen years ago, and it is easier to describe than to do!

Carolyn Foley


I found that it is easier to work on a wool fabric, that has a more open weave.

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