Intarsia – My New Learning Experience

June 16, 2006 at 8:00 am (Crochet & Crafts)

in·tar·si·a (n-tärs-)n.
1. A decorative inlaid pattern in a surface, especially a mosaic worked in wood.
2. A knitted design resembling a mosaic that is visible on both sides of a fabric.
3. The art or practice of making intarsias.

I’ve been inspired by Lady Linoleum’s post on intarsia. I have tried it before, but I think I’ll be giving it another go. I have been in the process of creating a cookie monster bag, simmilar to this tapestry on craftster. I was going to get some graph paper and make my own pattern for it, but someone had kindly pointed me to KnitPro, where they have a free graphing program. Nothing to download, just upload the image you want graphed! I found a pic of a cookie monster t-shirt, cropped out what I wanted, and uploaded it. So friggin’ easy.

I had all these crappy plasticy yarn butterflies to hold my yarn, but it was just insane. I googled intarsia, and stumbled upon this page, suggesting to use wooden clothespins instead. We’ll see how that goes.


1 Comment

  1. Deneen said,

    I have been swearing I am gonna do this-I even bought above mentioned crappy butterfly things and all……curious to see some updates from you.

    Have a great time in the UK

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