By Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter, Berroco Design Team
For plenty of folks, afghans are the epitome of convenience. colourful and alluring, they're a staple of the house, with no which a lounge or bed room simply wouldn’t suppose whole.
And no matter if you’re making one for your self, as a housewarming present, or to welcome a brand new child into the realm, the method of making a home made afghan will be as worthwhile because the complete product.
This sampler from Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans is meant for crocheters of each ability point, and brings new existence to the well-loved and flexible afghan.
Berroco started as Stanley Woolen generators in 1810 and has progressively advanced into one of many greatest importers and wholesalers of yarns, styles, and provides to self sustaining yarn retailers in the course of the U.S. and Canada.
Norah Gaughan, writer of STC's Knitting Nature, joined Berroco as layout director after freelancing for many of the foremost yarn businesses and knitting magazines within the industry.
Margery wintry weather used to be artistic director at Berroco for 12 years, and has been editor-in-chief of fashion Knitting and kin Circle Knitting, in addition to the style editor of McCall's Needlework and Crafts.
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You will find some of the designs in the projects; I hope the others will inspire you to explore and create your own. Preparing your fabric Whatever fabric you choose to work with, you will need to prepare it for printing. Some fabrics have been covered with a starchy spray, which may have left a film on the fabric. You will need to wash your fabrics before you print to make sure you remove all of this coating. After you have printed and the fabric is completely dry, you will need to heat set the fabric to make it washable.
You will, without doubt, make mistakes with your printing, and it is useful to be able to assess what has happened so you can adjust for next time. Some accidents can be happy, but sometimes you will need to decide what needs correcting to get a cleaner print next time. With this in mind it is useful to write on any unsuccessful prints what you think went wrong to create a useful reference for improving your technique. Listed below are some common problems and what may have caused them. Problem Cause Too much ink passing through Pulling the squeegee too many times, or with too much pressure, or too much medium mixed with paint Not enough ink passing through Pulling the squeegee too lightly, or not enough times, for the fabric texture or paint colour Print not even on all sides Pulling the squeegee with more pressure on one side than the other Screen drying out Taking too long between prints, or not enough ink on the screen, or not enough medium mixed with the paint Flooding through screen in parts Ink sitting on exposed mesh and not clearing the design when printing Printed image blurring Fabric or screen movement when printing Design appearing in unwanted areas Paint from the design has appeared on the underside of the screen due to the above In most of these cases you will need to wash out your screen, front and back, let it dry and wait to start again.
Cloud design to create your own dreamy pillow to rest your sleepy head. Place a protective piece of newsprint paper between the two layers of the pillowcase to prevent paint coming through. Then print the design all over your pillowcase using a credit card as a squeegee. Leave to dry before heat setting. well I can’t! One for shopping, one for library trips and plenty more for storing things at home. This is a good item for trying out some design ideas. Using the stencil technique, cut out a stencil from the whimsical Giant Flower design to make a fun, colourful shopper that will bring a smile to your face when you are out and about.
Comfort Crocheted Afghans: Three Heirloom Blankets for Home and Family by Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter, Berroco Design Team