Nature's spirals and inspiration

I love working with spirals! Man has been inspired by spirals since long ago, as you can find engraved in the Passage tomb of Newgrange in Ireland. I was inspired by them, when i was drawing mandalas, the mandala showing i made after a visit to Newgrange. Nature itself has spirals too, seen in the shells of snails.

The spirals in the top rightcorner are a reflection of that mandala. The spiral in the middle is based on the eternity sign.

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  1. Beeeyoooteeful! Question: do you sew the spirals together first, and then fill in the little empty spaces inbetween? If so, how do you connect the edges of the filler pieces to the spirals? (This is the bugbear for me in trying to do scrumbling, which I have been drooling over for about 15 years, but have not pursued bec. I could not figure out how to do the filling actions {UGH}.)

    Needleclicker

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    1. I made the spirals first, then added some crocheted parts to the side, to make the other spirals fit.after that i attached them with surface chains. This is a problem many want-to-be FF'rs encounter. I am in the process of starting a book about how-to FF in dutch, based i will be giving this month

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  2. There's that question again: I know how to make a surface chain (basically a tambour stitch) on already extant crocheted (or knitted) fabric, but how do you keep it on the top when you're connecting 2 pieces together? {scratching head mightily}

    Needleclicker

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    1. Same answer as in 'it all starts with an idea:)

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