View Full Version : Freeform, anyone?

02-27-2007, 04:37 PM
Last night at my SNB a new lady showed up and she does lots of free form work...anyone else into freeform? Anyone got pictures of their stuff to share??

02-27-2007, 11:34 PM
I wish. Freeform is something I want to learn at some point, though I feel pretty positive I'd be doing it mostly in crochet.

02-27-2007, 11:52 PM
This lady did it combo--she had some knit and some crochet....I'd have to do a combo approach too..

02-28-2007, 12:07 AM
Hi Cristi,

Does "free form" refer to work like some of Debbi New's creations? Mathematical knitting; eg, use of random number generators to create "non-patterns"?

I have made many wall hangings that I thought were free-form; ie, I used no pattern, sketch, or model. Is that "free-form" knitting?


02-28-2007, 02:26 PM
:?? Explain, please.
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02-28-2007, 05:17 PM
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02-28-2007, 06:08 PM
Hmm. I guess I'm just a pattern kind of girl, because those things didn't appeal to me at all (with the exception of one of the wall hangings).

02-28-2007, 06:22 PM
I'd not heard of it before, but after following those links, I practically had to pick my jaw up off the floor :thud:

That stuff is stunning! It's so organic, and absolutely beautiful. I used to do drawings kinda like that in my school workbooks all the time... I'd really like to give this a try in the future. I'm gonna have to try again with the crochet, I think... :thinking:

02-28-2007, 06:38 PM
They're artistic, yeah, but probably something i wouldn't get into :shrug:
I look at the wall hangings and wonder how many spiders could hide in there :pout:

03-14-2007, 12:49 PM
Well, this is my first attempt at freestyle knitting. It's still a little too much "by-the-book." I hope to get more emotional, organic, as I experiment in breaking the rules. I also have this posted in the knit-along section, with a bit more explanation.
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03-14-2007, 01:00 PM
very cool monidew...I'll see if I can get some of the free form stuff from the lady I know so I can post pictures...she does things that are "scenes..." I remember one looked like an ocean scene..she had done the waves out of one texture and a sailboat out of another and clouds, etc etc. She had another that looked like a garden that was beautiful.

I don't think I'm creative enough for it but I think it's totally beautiful and I'm in awe of anyone w/ that much creative ability...one day I may consider trying a very small piece...

03-14-2007, 05:07 PM
Funny you should mention this. I was just at a LYS and they have little bags worked up of materials for free form knitting. It was $9.00, has about ten different small balls of yarn, some beads, feathers and I don't know what else. I bought one and am going to give it a go & see what happens :)

03-14-2007, 05:15 PM
Last night at my SNB a new lady showed up and she does lots of free form work...anyone else into freeform? Anyone got pictures of their stuff to share??

Hi Cristy,

I do free form crochet... i cannot remember i did take a photo or not...i freeform one of my god daughter shrug... i have to check and let you know once i got home...

i like to make stuff as i go along... it kind of fun and no instructions to follow...

03-16-2007, 12:07 AM
I finished up my freestyle shawl with some fringe and a few beads. I may try some other freestyle things, soon.
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03-16-2007, 12:13 AM
That looks great MoniDew!

03-16-2007, 12:20 AM
thanks, Cristy!! Now, I just need to learn how to loosen up my geeky self, and really go for it, like an artist.
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03-16-2007, 10:40 AM
It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing. You are pretty also :)

03-16-2007, 11:46 AM
Wow...I hadn't heard of this before...what a great way to get rid of stash yarn!


03-16-2007, 12:32 PM
I want to try freeform sometime.

:heart: very cool, MoniDew! :heart:

I like this book: Freeform Knitting and Crochet (http://www.amazon.com/Freeform-Knitting-Crochet-Milner-Craft/dp/1863513272/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/104-2364466-4547147?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1174062598&sr=8-2). very inspirational, nice photos, and good lessons on color.

03-17-2007, 09:44 PM
good lessons on color.

Yes, I think that is what is drawing me toward this! I LOVE color! I'm gonna check out that book! Thanks for the recommendation.
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