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I retired early because my legs don't like holding me up for too long. So now I can do things in my own time. I like to sell things at farmers market. Most of which, I've made myself, e.g. homemade soap, crochet dish cloths, hand towels, baby afghans and of course,..tatting.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Wolly boy

This is my first attempt at a book worm. I wanted him to have some motion. I think that part could go better. So, I'm trying some more. Should I cut the picots to make him look hairier?

10 comments:

  1. Love your bookworm! No, I think the picots look hairy enough.

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  2. What a nice bookwork. I wouldn't cut picots but I have recently seen a technique which involves layered or ruffled picots (by Gina Bummett) that might make him look hairier.

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  3. What a cute idea! I think it looks good like it is, but if you want to try how it would look with cut picots you could make a short bookworm and try it. The layered or ruffle picots that Bernice suggested could look good, too. This is such a cute idea I might try something like it myself. I think the grandkids would like them :-)

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  4. I think it's adorable!!! :) I think for a little motion maybe if you switched the colors from side to side every other one, or every other 2 it might give a wavy impression. :)

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  5. Awesome bookmark :). Think the picots are just fine :).

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  6. Maybe he is a millipede? I love his 2 colors and his big eyes!

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  7. I've made millipedes with the Fancy Picot Stitch. If you want a very frilly, furry fellow, that may be the way to go. But, it think it's too dimensional for a bookmark. You could make your picots just a bit longer, or double them up on the side for a fuller look, but I think he's fine just the way he is.

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  8. I have made this bookworm bookmark several times. the pattern wiggles very well by changing the size of the rings back and forth http://web.archive.org/web/20041124203955/http://www.domesticarts.com/Patterns/snake.htm

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