Stitching Project - Knitting Journal - Coughton Court - June 2019

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
I currently design doll knitting patterns, but I know there is more to knitting than just 'stocking stitch' & trying to make the perfect looking doll, which doesn't look as if it is hand knitted. I have designed dolls, weaving colours to make pretty patterns, when actually if I had looked at different textures through knitting, I could create something more pleasing.

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:
- Knit
- Purl

Coughton Court

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

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