Monday, April 21, 2014

I've finished knitting my tarot bag

Yesterday I've finished my tarot bag for the Joie de Vivre tarot. It is more like a wrap with a little sleeve for the deck so the cards won’t fall out. I've found this pattern a long time ago online and I don’t know anymore who has designed it. A lot of my decks (tarot and Lenormand) are the proud owners of such a wrap. Most of the time I try to match the yarn with the backs of the deck I am knitting for. Sometimes I even wrap them first in a little scarf or a silk hanky. In that way I always have a little spread cloth at hand.
Since I cannot knit large projects anymore, I love to be able to cloth my “baby’s” in warm and soft outfits J 
Knitting work and Joie de Vivre Tarot
Open bag with tarot deck in the little sleeve

Tarot bag and Joie the Vivre tarot on a  small silk cloth

Tarot bag – Tarot wrap

30 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous .. and very Easter-y.

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    1. Yes, ha ha, with all the yellow is sure is!

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  2. Oh my, a woman who draws beautifully and is who is just as gifted with knitting needles! You have so many talents Ellen; the pouch looks just as joyful and lovely as the Joie de Vivre. :)

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    1. Thank you Sycamore.
      "Pouch" was the word I was looking for!
      yes, they do look lovely together :)

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  3. Wow, this is so nice! It's nice to be able to create something like this for your decks. My sister bought me something like this made of cloth (not knitted) - the wrap around with a pouch and tie - and I think it's my favorite deck holder to date. Your cards are very lucky :)

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    1. Thank you Olivia. It is really very simple to make Just knit a long strip and fold the end one third over and sew it together :)

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  4. Hi Ellen!!! Super beautiful bag!!!! It matches perfectly with this magic deck! Congratulations!!! Muchas Estrellas!!!!

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    1. Thank you Las Magas. I was lucky to find the matching colors between my knitting yarn
      Many stars and hugs :D

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  5. Awe love it! soo cool that the colors matched. very crafty ^_^ thank you for sharing!

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  6. A beautiful little pouch for your cards, and a gorgeous colour, too! I always prefer handmade to commercially produced things. There is magic in your own creativity. x

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    1. Yes I agree. it is the intention you knit with that counts. Stitch by stitch.... :D

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  7. Wow, that is gorgeous - - the perfect color! I admire anyone who can knit!

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    1. Thank you. I've learned it at school when I was 11 years old. Never forgot how to do :)

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  8. That is beautiful! I've knitted some tarot pouches, but with nowhere near the level of polished finish that yours shows. What wonderful detail with the tie and edging *impressed face* :D

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    1. I suppose it is the intent that counts not the end result. But thanks for the compliment! * Shy face* :D

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  9. Beautiful Ellen. I also knit. Would you be willing to share your pattern?
    -Sarah

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    1. It is not an exact pattern. I've just knitted a strip and sewed the end into a little sleeve.The borders are finished with a crochet stitch. The long sides and the sleeve with a chain stitch and the outer flap with a picot.
      *1 single crochet, 3 chains, 1 slipstitch in the 3e chain from the needle, 1 single crochet int the next single crochet* repeat (Or any other picot you like)
      When you've figured out how many stitches you need on you knitting needle fro the right width you cannot go wrong. I hope this makes sense to you
      Happy Knitting

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    2. Thanks! I can't wait to try it...I don't crochet, but I'm sure I can figure out something. :)

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    3. I've learned it through youtube. There you can watch instruction videos

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  10. Lovely! I like the pattern, maybe I'll put one together out of cloth. I got material for my cards last year sometime. I made a couple of bags, but never got completely done.

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    1. Thanks Cher. that is a lovely idea. I think it would look great.
      Sewing projects tend to gather dust with me too. They often need no more than finishing a few seems :)

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  11. Oh that's lovely Ellen! What a grand idea!!!

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  12. That's a lovely bag, Ellen! I'm a rubbish knitter lol!

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    1. Ha ha maybe practice with a simple bag ???
      Thanks for stopping by

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  13. Clever pattern :) Are you on Ravelry ? :)

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    1. Ha ha no I 'm not! I just do simple light things like this because I have had a neck injury.:D
      Thanks for stopping by Vivianne.

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