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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Having now chosen all my words I had to choose the order and placement. I was planning on not having each of the words straight so before starting with any of the ordering I arranged each...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]From the start I knew that I wanted affirmations sewn within the knitting, positive actions that can help anyone improve their mental health. Simple and general help that is not directive. I did not want to set...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Having tried several knitted fonts I found that there were only two that would be suitable for my piece due to legibility and size. This put a kibosh my idea of using I mixture of fonts...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] It was suggested in my formative feedback to look at the book 'The subversive stitch' by Rozsika Parker. The book explores the relationship of women, art and embroidery. Through her work Parker started to close the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]The final test! The tension with this test piece was thankfully good, not great, it is a tad looser than I would like, but you cannot get a size imbetween and the 4.5mm needles are far better...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]As I now have the yarn that I am going to knit the piece with it was improtant to do a gauge test. A gauge test is simply knitting a square to figure out the 'gauge' of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Yay! The yarn arrived! The yarn came, all nice and prompt and all the colours I had ordered. I was really pleased with the fact that it didn't smell funny which is a common issue people find...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/253411516" align="center"][vc_column_text]These artists, George Barratt- Jones and Damien Ludi & Colin Peillex, both created two different interactive machines that allowed the public to knit without learnign any knitting skills. Instead they just have to use...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I knew the positioning and overall shape I wanted to display the piece. The knitted part upright and tall than the words which would be to the side. It was also very important to me that...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I absolutely love the pink and green dress and wanted to make the whole window focused around it. It leads itself straight into a MTV/ 80's theme, that would...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The first thing that I did after the feedback presentation was figure out my sizing. I already knew which needles I planned on using, which are 30cm each in length. As you need a gap...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]This test was using 6mm straight needles with a 20% merino wool. This yarn is incredibly soft and knits up beautifully but it is very strandad which makes it a bit difficult to knit, it is...

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