Saturday, 18 April 2015

Samples 2015: Week 15, Monopoly

Crochet in two shades of cotton 4 ply yarn.

Source picture
From this article in the Saturday Guardian 11/04/15:
“The secret history of Monopoly: the capitalist board game’s leftwing origins. In 1903, a leftwing feminist called Lizzy Magie patented the board game that we now know as Monopoly – but she never gets the credit. Now a new book aims to put that right.”

Magie’s original board design for the Landlord’s Game, which she patented in 1903. Photograph: United States Patent and Trademark Office

Sample design
Last week’s sample took ages… and I didn’t have much time to spare this week. I nearly settled on simple black machine embroidery on white, with squiggles for the writing, but I fancied something completely different. Inventing a crochet square loosely based on the monopoly board didn’t take long, it’s so quick and easy to try a few stitches and pull them down again. Adding a second colour on the surface as I went along was the trickiest bit to work out. 

1 comment:

underatopazsky said...

That's fascinating! Love the Beano sample too.