I am now starting a new round of Sylvie Lansdowne’s Facebook workshop; we are calling it “People Who Won’t Leave”! This is actually the second week of this round; it will take me a little while to get the nerve to show you my first week’s bead – it was less than aesthetically pleasing.
Our assignment was to use something from our closet to inspire us. I do tend to wear a lot of solids and textured clothing, so at first I was a little stumped. Then I decided to use a knitted cable sweater as my inspiration, and to draw the cables with different colors.
This is a beautiful stitch and it really makes me want to get my knitting machine(s) out again! I wanted to make the bead very textured, and to emphasize where the cables “crossed over”. There were a few technical challenges that I had to think through before making the bead, but I got through that and made my first bead:
For “extra credit”, we were allowed to make more beads using different color schemes. Once I had made the first bead, I thought of some techniques that I could do to make the cables more uniform; I tried that on a few more beads.
I like these and plan on expanding this concept. I even have some more ideas on how to streamline the process – right now, ot takes me a long time to make one!