12 January 2009

HALP!

Here's the situation. I'm giving a demonstration at TNNA this Saturday and all of a sudden, I am feeling completely insecure about it. It has to do with projects from my book using Habu's silk/stainless steel and/or merino/stainless steel. So let me ask you here: what would you be interested in having demonstrated? Bead placement? How the material creates interesting sculptural shapes? Something else? What questions do you have? Eek - help please!

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10 Comments:

Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

The materials creating interesting shapes. That's what I'd want to hear about and see.

4:39 AM  
Blogger Gale said...

Bead placement would be very useful.

4:41 AM  
Blogger SbutterAMfly said...

When I was working on the Silk and Pearls bracelet, I found that the bead placement was a lot more difficult than I had anticipated. Plus, I didn't knit my steel/silk fabric long enough, so I didn't have much extra fabric to ease between the beads. Maybe have some tips for helping the beads and fabric intermingle?

6:17 AM  
Blogger AnnieBee said...

I've been knitting with the Habu silk/stainless lately, and most of the knitters I've encountered have been fascinated (as I am) by its sculptural properties.

I think some samples of how it works at different gauges would be useful -- it has very different properties at a loose gauge than when knit/crocheted densely.

Bead placement would be really good to learn as well.

And, as someone who's currently struggling with this, any tips you have as to how to keep the yarn from kinking back on itself and tangling as you work with it would be great! (I know this would be less of an issue when making small objects, as opposed to knitting big swaths, but still...)

6:18 AM  
Blogger SbutterAMfly said...

Also, when/where is this demonstration? I'll be at TNNA this Saturday and would love to meet you!

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Sally said...

I won't be there, but if I was going to be there, I would be very interested in bead placement as it has always been hard for me to imagine how that could work well, having never done it (yet!)

6:59 AM  
Blogger Margene said...

Just do what you do! Start at the beginning and how you knit with wire, how you place the beads and be yourself. You'll be fine!!

7:12 AM  
Anonymous knitnerd1 said...

You'll be fine!!! Anything that you demonstrate will be interesting! Wish I could come along and be your caddy. :)

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Zeila said...

Relax Romi. I got your book from Santa and I'm anxious to start making some Habu scarves. Although the technical aspects are interesting, you cover them pretty well in the the book. How about showing some of your experiments. Is there anything that didn't get into the book that you are especially proud of? Talk more about the properties of the yarn that give so many possibilities. That's what I found so inspiring!

7:39 AM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

You're going to be fine. Everyone who comes to see you will already be predisposed to like you.

I've always wanted to learn about bead placement.

9:12 AM  

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