Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Mesh Craft

In this landscape

(TAST# 68 Slipped Detached Stitch/Tulip Stitch) I used a bit of blue 'nylon mesh' scrap for the sky. I mentioned it is a material used for Mesh Craft, and have been asked what Mesh Craft is.




To my knowledge this is something 'very Japanese', books are published, hobby classes are held and the experts create fantastic items.

You need:

  • Nylon mesh, the same material used for ordinary tights, it is sold in all shades and also with added metallic thread
  • Wire
  • Thread
  • Pipes
  • Scissors
  • Beads
  • Glue



 First you wind a piece of wire round a pipe to make a circle.
Cut a piece of mesh.

Stretch the mesh over the circle. Fasten with thread.


















Shape the wire into the form you require.


















Join with other shapes into flowers, butterflies or dolls. Decorate with beads and make into brooches.

13 comments:

  1. your mesh craft was sop interesting and informative Queenie, I can see lots of lovely shapes etc can be created with this, I expect it would work well with fine netting or lace too.

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    1. You are absolutely right Margaret. With the material you can make 'anything'. I have a collection of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, and have seen a small samurai helmet for Children's Day. Netting and lace is OK as long as it is stretchy.

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  2. Thanks Queenie that looks very impressive.

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    1. This kind of 'fabric' is not easy to sew with, ha, ha, but I have made clothes for my stumpwork lady portraits. I think it is best used for Mesh Craft, but I enjoyed using it for the sky over the tulip field.

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  3. Love your flower making demo, very cute and very Japanese.

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    1. Thank you. I'm not good at this craft but Old Auntie made so many of these small brooches we thought she had a Mesh Craft Factory!

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  4. Many many years ago I made flowers using old tights bleached but the colour was very dependent on what you started with. I used florist wire and tape with a few stamens .To be able to get different colours now make them look so much better.

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    1. Thank you for your information. Whenever I have given small mesh craft gifts to friends in Sweden and the UK they have said: I've never seen this before'. This wire is 'mesh craft wire. but very similar to florist wire. Stamens and feathers are also used to add glamour.

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  5. Way FANCY!!! Of course you will need lots of sparkly beads.

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    1. They can look a bit 'obasan-poi' if you know what I mean, but then I AM an 'obasan'!

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  6. Thank you for sharing this mesh craft. I remember I have seen it in a dutch magazine a long time ago. It looks wonderful and has a lot of possibilities.

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    1. Oh, thank you for sharing that information with me. It is beginning to wane in popularity but was once extremely popular, and as you say, the possibilities are endless.

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  7. I have never seen or heard of this kind of mesh craft. Your pictures were nicely done and the brooches look lovely.

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