Collage. Paper, stamps, metal leaf.
I finished this 30″ x 30″ white baby blanket using some very basic white yarns. I used a half double crochet through the back loop stitch and it finished up in about two weeks. I did not use a pattern. I wasn’t quite sure what to do about the border then I found the fluffy yarn in my stash and just did a double crochet stitch all the way around after doing a single crochet stitch all the way around in the other yarn.
Last year I took a collage class and am just now really getting more into it. I’m using old books, postage stamps, magazines, metal leaf, oil paint, and various papers like Japanese origami paper on canvas board. Here are some of my recent works.
The Lord’s Supper – 2017, 6×6, Collage on canvas board. Yuzen Chiyogami Washi Origami Paper, postage stamp, magazine image
The Poetry of Freedom
Devil – 2017, 5×7, Collage on canvas board. Yuzen Chiyogami Washi Origami Paper, postage stamp, book image
The Age of Discoveries – 2017, 5×7, Collage on canvas board. Yuzen Chiyogami Washi Origami Paper, postage stamps, book image
This baby blanket only took four nights to create on my brother KX-350 knitting machine. I used a basic acrylic yarn and crocheted a single, half double, double crochet border around it. The border was a little too bunched up so I know now for next time to skip every third row when making the border. I used 120 hooks on the machine and knitted 150 rows on tension dial number eight.