Monday, September 6, 2010

September Transfiguration IDeas

Hi all !
It's September 6th, Labour Day. Hope you all are able to take it easy as much as possible today, and what better way to spend the day than by crafting some stuff for HPKCHC?

This month, Transfiguration is taking us all the way back to the beginning. Back to...the beetles! Yes, your assignment is to convert beetles into buttons. There are 3 methods by which this can be done for points this term.

Option 1: Knit,crochet, weave or felt an item which uses one or more buttons for closure. This means that both button(s) and buttonhole(s) will be present in your item. Possible patterns to use for this will be:



Option 2: Knit, crochet, weave, or felt an item which incorporates one or more decorative buttons into its design. This means that the button is called for in the pattern. The profs want to avoid someone just tacking something onto an object, without reason. Possible Patterns to use for this will be:


Option 3: Spinners have the option of working with tiny beetles to produce beads or sequins instead of buttons. Once you have done so, incorporate them into an art yarn. What you want the end result to look like is something like this:
This example is from rsuntop's collection on Ravelry. Other Ravellers worth checking out for inspiration include Weird, Velmalikevelvet, Jazzturtle and JoTanDesigns.

Last but not least, is the area of bonus points. The profs have expanded their list of ways to get bonus points this month to include showing a picture of the beetle(s) prior to being transformed. Easy peasy!
Copy some of the images I've included below, or look on the internet for more (wikipedia is a good source).

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