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bjames's picture

I saw a scarf/shawl, knitted or crocheted, on one of the craft shows, that had an incredible fringe that was make of different knitted leaves, hearts, flowers, etc., hanging from a crocheted chain. They were hanging at different lengths, and different colors, and were made of different fibers. It was really beautiful and unusual, and I wondered if anyone has any more specific ideas or tips on how to achieve this.

Katina's picture

(post #29309, reply #1 of 3)

Hi there


You don't say if you actually knit/crochet?  Nicky Epstein has a whole series of books on knitted embellishments that go into great detail on knitting flowers, leaves, etc.


http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/1931543887/ref=s9_asin_title_3/002-4101369-5955222


and


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/188301039X/ref=pd_cp_b_title/002-4101369-5955222


will probably have everything you need.


You could knit the shawl and then create the fringe; you could buy a fairly plain shawl/wrap and embellish it. For the fringing, I'd crochet chains to which I'd attach the flowers, etc. These can be sewn on - I like to use embroidery floss for this. You can add beads, either sewn on or threaded through the chains/cords. Buttons too. I'd lay the shawl flat on a large surface as I worked so as to check placement - you'd want the embellishments to be staggered so they don't crowd each other out; use lightweight yarns if possible.


This will be great fun and you'll probably get addicted!


Good luck


Katina


 

bjames's picture

(post #29309, reply #2 of 3)

Thank you, Katina,
( I do both... knitting and crocheting. ) I will check out your recommendations.
Blanche

Katina's picture

(post #29309, reply #3 of 3)

You're welcome!