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Embellish Knit



When I was a little girl my mother used to take a wooden spool and nail four nails on to the top. I would use this simple little contraption to make wool snakes which I then inevitably wrapped around my Barbie dolls.



These days The Queen of Creativity is sporting a high tech gizmo called Embellish Knit. Once you hook the yarn at the top and add the weight at the bottom the Embellish Knit cranks out lots and lots of snakes with a simple turn of its handle.

The monkeys were very into making these snakes. The Queen of Creativity supplied them with Ikea frames and they used their yarn snakes to make these beautiful designs.

They were very proud of making the medium which they created these pictures with.


Questions to consider while creating:
What materials (medium) are we using to create?
What texture does this medium create? 
How is line used? Does it define the shape? 
What sort of effect is created with  raised and recessed areas? (Depth)
Could this be considered a sculpture? (trick question- no it is two dimensional)

9 comments:

Lovely World said...

This is so great. My children would really like to make these "snakes." We have had a "Knitting Nancy" for years, but it can be time-consuming to make one snake.

Jacqui said...

What great pieces of art! i remember having a knitting nancy. Cool that they are now automatic (almost) xx

kendra said...

ooo, yes. i <3 my embellish-knit. i use it for baby pants drawstrings and bootie drawstrings too! the stretchy cord is so useful and pretty, and so time-consuming to knit!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oooh, cool little tool! I bet your Barbie dolls looked like they were wearing Missoni! Anyway, thank you for stopping by Little Blue Deer, I'm so glad you did so I could find you! I will be following, and it is nice to meet you! Cheers!

sherri said...

those are SO awesome. my two fave things too, dinosaurs and robots! love it.

cpcable said...

I totally also had a wooden block with the nails in the top. In fact, I just came across it the other day. A Knitting Nancy? Is that what it's called?

Cashon&Co said...

okay, that is SO cool. I know my boys would love doing this!

Zèbre bleu said...

I love it. This is a great idea... I think I'll just do the same with my kids!

Love that monkey by the way...

Clair said...

I also had a wooden spool with four nails. I worked the yarn round and round with a crochet hook
and came up a pot holder. Fun memories.

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