Although we looked at ways to produce plaid fabrics without using a Fair Isle pattern, we also discussed our program for the coming year. We will be hosting Fiona Morris at our November 13th meeting. She will be talking to us on Surface Decoration. This covers painting on knitted fabric, embroidery, applique, sewing on beads etc. and needle felting onto knitted fabric include the work leading up to a large wall hanging piece that was made for the exhibition John Allen curated back in 2000/2001 .
We take a break in December. In January, Jenny M. has promised to bring along her overlocker and demonstrate how it can be used successfully on knitted fabrics. Some of our club members own overlockers, but haven't put them to good use. Other may be contemplating purchasing one and would like to see how they work.
Here is the close up of the 'gully' created by leaving 1 needle in non working position while knitting stripes and then embroidering the vertical lines afterward.
Here is the finished sample. Once the knitting had been finished, a chain stitch was embroidered along the gully as a guide line. A crochet chain can be substituted
The vertical stripes had one needle out of working position, the next 4 were in working position and the next needle was out of working position. Followed by 22 needles in working position and then two needles left in non working position as before.