Wire and Beads

I finally “threw caution to the wind” grabbed a spool of 28 ga. Artistic Wire, an interesting collection of beads, and began randomly stringing 450+ beads.   The stringing happened over a few days, in between sewing a skirt from my pattern sloper, which by the way fits perfectly.  I digress for a minute…

I decided to line the skirt, and for the first time, use a Hong Kong finish for the seams cutting my own bias strips out of silk taffeta.

After the random order of beads were on the wire, I faced the hardest part of casting on with wire.

Knitting With Wire #3

 

I took a deep breath and got in my zen place and relaxed.  I let the wire do the work and realized I could bend the wire any which way I wanted.  At first, I wasn’t sure I liked the unevenness of the knitting and texture of the different sizes and shapes of beads.

Knitting With Wire #4_1

 

The more I knitted…the more I began to like the piece.

Knitting With Wire #5

 

The advantage of knitting with wire provides a perfect opportunity for manipulating the surface.  The sculptural possibilities are endless.

About 1marylou

I enjoy the process of pushing the world of fiber to its limits with the use of knitting needles and various methods of experimentation. Along the way, the lens of my camera captures what I see.
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