This year, 2019, I have decided to explore texture & colours in my knitting. I want to record this through a journal & be inspired by my home in the English countryside or places I have visited.
|Knitting Journal - Coughton Court - June 2019|
|Stained Glass Window at Coughton Court|
My June 2019 project is based around a day trip to the Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire, UK. Inside the house, there were some beautiful stained glass windows, the colours are very vibrant, so I decided this will be my inspiration for my project this month.
|Kaleidoscope of the basket of fruit & leaves|
|Colours were based on the bowl of fruit|
|Colours used are: Brown, Yellow & White|
I used the basket of fruit & leaves from the stained glass to make a kaleidoscope pattern, to depict the main colours needed for the project. I was delighted with the finished photo, very detailed & really brings life to something historic.
In this piece of knitting, I wanted to incorporate the three dominant colours of the kaleidoscope photograph. I decided to use the 'Stocking Stitch Triangle Stitch'. I think the combination of garter stitch & stocking stitch give texture for fruit & leaves in the bowl.
The colours I used were:
|Stocking Stitch Triangles|
This year, I want to explore different textures, so used a 'Stocking Stitch Triangles Stitch' in this project.
The stitches used in this stitch is:
Coughton Court is a Tudor Country House in Warwickshire, owned by The National Trust. It is a Grade I listed building. The Throckmorton family owned it from 1409, the surname can be seen in the stained glass window.
|Edith Grace Designs on LoveCrafts|
Finished June 2019
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs