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A PROCESS IN THE MAKING

December 29, 2010

KNITWEAR IS ITS OWN ANIMAL.

The purpose of this blog is to share tips of the needle trade with those of you who are as passionate about the creative process as I am. I have been an independent tailor/designer for the past decade and before that I was a fine artist.

And so-knitwear…..I learned alot working on this one of a kind piece that can be found on my ETSY store http://www.etsy.com/shop/Danielleceleste.

First of all, I think the most important thing that I learned was this—when applying pockets, a 3/8″ edgestitch always looks better than a 1/4″ edgestitch—which has to do with principles of proportion.

An odd proportion always appearing more dynamic and interesting than an even proportion.  

What do I mean by this? 1 to 3 or 3 to 5 always appears more dynamic than 1 to 2 or 2 to 4.

If you are reading this far, the difference that a quarter of an inch makes must show up somewhere on your radar screen.

 I learned something else, too, but I’ll tell you later. : D

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