Add Beads to Your Knitting!
Please welcome Eunny Jang, the editor of Interweave Knits. Yes, this is Beading Daily, but if there's one thing beaders and knitters and all of us have in common, it's a desire to find new ways to be creative. In that light, Eunny is here to share her journey between our two worlds. Please read what she has to say about being inspired by knitting and beads, beads and knitting. See if you aren't compelled to pick up your needles, to explore whatever medium is your passion! –LR
Spark something new for knitting–
It was a lot like that the first time I walked into a local yarn shop: The same sudden jolt of color and texture; the same almost overwhelming realization that I could do anything with the materials in the space in front of me. That spark thing—you know which one I mean.
Because textile arts are my first love, I immediately started thinking about ways to incorporate beads into my knitting. Knitting with beads is a time-honored technique—bead-knitted purses were a staple of Victorian drawing rooms—but I wanted to explore. How would a border of silver beads change the movement of a floaty lace scarf, or affect the drape of a shawl? What would an extra touch of detail add to a slinky silk cardigan?
Happy beading (and knitting),