Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Crocheting Gajih

Gajih is the name of the plant from which this 'yarn' is made from. I've no idea what's the name in English though.

It's quite interesting to crochet with actually, with some limitations that I've found out.
1. It is brittle. You can only do it once, maximum 2 or 3 times, before it become unusable or even break.
2. The thickness varies a lot, making it quite unsuitable for some patterns.
3. There's really a few patterns that will yield good results.

From all the tryouts at the photo above, the only satisfying result is the flower at the bottom middle. So expect more of such flowers, which I'll make once I got the time. The chain flower doesn't look good, the granny is out of shape, and so does the circles.

It has some good points though:
1. It's unique.
2. Used as embellishment, it'll make anything look interesting.

I even tried using this plastic flower looms, hoping that it'll be suitable, thinking that maybe I can finally got it right, but of course not. How can I do this right if I can't even get the results I'm supposed to get with actual yarn?
I don't know why, but I found that I don't know how to use them.


Lenni said...

Wow... Gajih looks kinda like hemp... I've never used hemp before so I couldn't tell you if it has the same problems.

Melisa Sriwulandari said...

I've not used hemp before too, but from the few stuff made from hemp that I saw before, I think it is less brittle.

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