Before I had children I was a Costume Textile Artist on Feature Films. My job was to print, paint, foil, dye, felt or create fabrics.
Foiling was one of my favourite tricks. It gives a great effect but its fairly quick and easy to do.
I'll be writing more about my Costume work over the coming months and talking to some interesting people involved in that hugely creative world.
But for this week lets look at this fabulous technique and see how we can make our mitts sparkle. Check out the three videos below for the details on how to get set up, apply the adhesive and foil.
The foil and adhesive is available here at handprinted.co.uk
The yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners BFL DK Solids, Sage Green, click this link to buy some.
Click here to go to my pattern page so you can buy the yarn, needles and pattern, if you haven't cast on already!
Remember we have a giveaway.
To be in to win:
1 - Say hi on the ravelry forum,
2 - with a link to your Mitt project on Ravelry
3 - also link to your Mitt project on Loveknitting.
4 - Then tell us your instagram name and follow our feeds @sarahshepherdmakes & @thewoolkitchen
You don't need to have finished a pair of Mitts, just casting on is sufficient to enter, so what are you waiting for? Share your Mitts!
Three lucky winners will get a gorgeous skein of The Wool Kitchen yarn along with 2 sheets of metallic foil. You will need to source your own foil adhesive, so check out where you can buy some locally to you.
The draw will be on the 1st of November 2017, so make sure you share your knits before then and leave a message on the forum.
Thanks for all your posts about Vanilla & Spice Mitts on instagram, #vanillaspicemittalong and on Ravelry in our Mitt-A-Long forum, loving your work.