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Sue Woo
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  10:27:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Sue Woo's Homepage Send Sue Woo a Private Message
I saw this in a catalogue and decided to knit a version of my own:
http://www.softsurroundings.com/P/Vintage_Wrap/

I'm going to full it a little and wondered if I should embroider the little flowers on before or after fulling the shawl. Isn't it pretty!

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knitwitt
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  10:51:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit knitwitt's Homepage Send knitwitt a Private Message
Very pretty! I would embroider the flowers after fulling - even if you're just fulling a little, the wool could shrink enough to pull the embroidery in more than you want.

Maybe do test swatches of embroidery before fulling, and embroidery on the fulled swatch to make sure you're getting effect you want.



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Sue Woo
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  4:10:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sue Woo's Homepage Send Sue Woo a Private Message
Great advice, thanks so much.

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Felted-Bag
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  8:08:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Felted-Bag's Homepage Send Felted-Bag a Private Message
I'd needle felt the flowers after fulling.

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Lanea
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Posted - 01/19/2007 :  06:18:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
Embroider after fulling. I'd actually recommend using crewel wool rather than cotton, but I'm obsessed with crewel. Embroidering on knitting with any drape is kind of a pain, but me prepared for it to be a tiny bit uncomfortable to embroider on the fulled garment. You may want to bring out the thimbles.

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Sue Woo
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Posted - 01/20/2007 :  7:28:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sue Woo's Homepage Send Sue Woo a Private Message
Thanks Lanea,

I have my granny's thimbles, and I actually enjoy havin' 'em on my fingers! I Like crewel wool too. Let's see how I do....

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galleylama
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Posted - 01/23/2007 :  08:29:23 AM  Show Profile Send galleylama a Private Message
You could also add a little sparkle to the flowers by combining the crewel wool with DMC polished perl cotton and maybe a seed bead here and there!

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