Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Scrumbled Purse Design

I have admired scrumbling ever since the 70's, when it was called freeform or crochet "doodling". Back then it was strictly crochet, never knit. Now days freeform, or scrumbling, is being done with both knit and crochet and is an excellent way to use up scraps of yarn. I have dabbled in it for a few years but have become more and more interested in it as my scrap collection has grown. So I decided to design and embellish a purse for the purpose of offering it in a workshop.

Here is the purse, before felting. It is knit from Skacel's Loft.

And here it is felted. Sorry the picture is blurry, my camera is not working too well (seems like something is always not working quite right!). And the flap is intentionally asymmetrical as it is what I will embellish with my scrumbled pieces.
These are the scraps that I chose to use for the scrumbled pieces.
And these are the first pieces that I have finished.
It will probably take about 8-9 pieces this size to cover the flap.
Our next scrumbling workshop is on May 18. Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

amoweaver said...

Love this idea. Helps to use up all those odds and ends of sock yarn.