I have a nice knitting spool, one with a large hole that fits comfortably in the hand. Separate pins are included so you can use up to eight or five pins as you like. However, I run into the fact that spool knitting with thick/rigid wool is still difficult.
It takes too much physical effort, and I’m afraid that I’ll strain my muscles if I do it for too long. I don’t feel like an overuse injury! Fortunately, I found a video on youtube that explained how to crochet the same cord with a crochet hook.
As long as the crochet hook is thick enough it goes smoothly by itself and takes much less effort. No one will see the difference! By the way, I now see that on youtube there are many more possibilities to crochet beautiful cords: have a look at them …!
I spent the first three months of this year just spoolknitting and crocheting cords. An ideal job to do in front of the TV or during boring Zoom meetings! The result was this: a huge amount of material to make a work of art out of.
Hello, my name is Tineke Schonck, I am a textile artist mainly working with wool. I am living in the Netherlands, with my husband and daughter of 16, and with our ever-curious dog Yente.
In this blog, I want to share my process as an artist, with all the uncertainties and pitfalls I will meet. To me, the process is more important than the final outcome. At the same time, the process is not what people see when they go out looking at pieces of art. I have nothing to hide. On the contrary, I think that artists can profit from looking at each other’s world and craftmanship. My workshop is in the backyard. At the moment, it is still fully cleaned up because we recently had an art route in our village, where people could take a look in the artist’s workshops. I will post a photo of my workshop when it is more representative as to its neatness. For now, the outside will do.
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