Stitching Project - Knitting Journal - Deddington, Oxfordshire - July 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.

Stitching Project - July 2019

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.
Wheat Fields of Deddington, Oxfordshire

My July 2019 project is based on the fields of wheat, in a village my family has lived for centuries. The parish registers started in 1538, my ancestors are on the very first page. This beautiful village is called Deddington, in Oxfordshire, UK. It is where I have run my ballet school for the last 21 years. My family still live there.
Kaleidoscope of the Wheat

Knitting Project - July 2019

Brown, Light Brown, Cream & Green

Dot Stitch

I made a kaleidoscope pattern of the wheat & a beautiful pattern was made. I was able to identify the colours needed to make my square.

In this piece of knitting, I wanted a plain piece of stocking stitch, but with a few flecks of of colours to reflect the wheat. I used the 'Dot Stitch' to do this.

The colours I used were:
Light Brown

This year, I want to explore different textures, so used a 'Dot Stitch' in this project.
The stitches used in this stitch is:
- Knit
- Purl

Deddington History Website
Deddington is described as a town, because it has a town hall, but it is actually a village! It has been a market town since the 12th Century
Edith Grace Designs

Finished July 2019
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs

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