Cat tail, Icord, tricotin. There are many names for the same technique, but in the end the result is the same: a piece of wire coated with woolen cord and shaped in the shape of letters and figures.
The technique of making tricotin is very successful abroad and from time to time began to take care of the Brazilian decorations too, especially in children's rooms.
There are different ways of doing tricotin. Some people prefer the traditional method that consists of a loom of four nails, others, however, choose to use their own machine for knitting. This machine has a simple system that works on the basis of a crank and can be purchased over the internet for an average price of $ 118.
Whether with the machine or in the good old manual loom, tricotin is an easy-to-make craftsmanship that can give the one that is renewed in your home. In today's post we will show tutorial videos that teach you in a practical way the step by step how to do tricotin and incredible ideas for you to get inspired and to make yours. Check with us:
How to do tricotin - step by step
Step by step knitting on the nail loom
To begin with let's learn the traditional way of doing tricotin: on nail loom. It is very simple to make a loom and simpler still is to do the tricotin in it. You will need only one piece of wood and four nails. Check out the step by step and start knitting your first cat tail:
Home Knitting Machine
Another option, besides the classic nail loom, is to assemble your own homemade knitting machine. The production process is simple and the end result of tricotin is exactly the same. See the step by step:
How to use the knitting machine or Icord
If you prefer to invest in a knitting machine, that's fine too, but you have to know how to use it correctly. In this video you'll discover how to handle it and essential tips to make that work easier. Check out the video:
Rainbow in tricotin
You've probably seen rainbows made of tricotin out there mostly decorating children's rooms. For in the following video you will learn how to make this figure full of colors and that charms adults and children:
How to make letters with knitting
Another basic use of tricotin is to assemble letters and phrases. You can write whatever you want using the woolen cord, but for this you need to first understand how to shape the knit. The following video explains how, check out:
Finishing for names made in tricotin
Now that you know where and how to make your tricotin, it's time to learn how to finish it. Discover in the following video how to leave your knitting with an impeccable finish:
Christmas tree made in tricotin
How about leaving the Christmas decoration of your home modern and full of style? That's what you'll learn in this video. The tip here is to put together a small Christmas tree with tricotin. You'll love the idea, check it out:
Has the tricotin made its head? Surely this simple, beautiful and super decorative technique has everything to make it even more successful. With that in mind, we selected a gallery with 60 images of original and creative pieces made in tricotin. Get inspired and start today to give your first points on the loom, who knows tricotin does not become your second source of income? Come check with us:
60 tricotin ideas for you to take as inspiration
Picture 1 - What to do with circles in tricotin? A table top, a pot holder, or whatever you prefer.
Picture 2 - Between natural cacti and succulents, a well-green one stands out.
Picture 3 - The celebrity of the moment, the unicorn, in the tricotin version.
Picture 4 - Hearts of tricotin: good idea for birthday party favors.
Picture 5 - Passionate heart made in tricotin to decorate the wall.
Picture 6 - Three good ideas.
Picture 7 - To the room of the little Joaquim, a tricotin personalized and in the shape of an Indian hut.
Picture 8 - Colored tricotins to coat cans, did you like the idea?
Picture 9 - What can come out of the union between tricotin and origami? See the image below.
Picture 10 - Tricotin to decorate the work environment.
Picture 11 - An entire Christmas tree decorated with tricotine ornaments.
Picture 12 - How about a Mickey Mouse in knitting?
Image 13 - The llama also gained a place here.
Picture 14 - The simple form in the tricotin reveals a delicate elephant.
Image 15 - Hut and arrows for the little Indian.
Image 16 - A tropical decoration based on the knitting technique.
Picture 17 - Of course the boho style decoration would not be out of the trend of knitting.
Picture 18 - Hangers! Why not?
Picture 19 - Use a metallized or glossy line to make your tricotin more glamorous.
Image 20 - Here, the complement of the tricotin are the wool pompoms.
Picture 21 - An angel named Sophia; the tricotin who said!
Image 22 - The right message for the entrance hall.
Picture 23 - Stars of tricotin to place where you want.
Picture 24 - Decorate covers of notebooks, calendars and handouts with knitting.
Picture 25 - Smile! After all, leaving the house more beautiful is easy with knitting.
Figure 26 - Solve the problem of exposed wires with tricotin.
Image 27 - Balloons and clouds of tricotin.
Image 28 - The "filling" of the pineapple of tricotin was made with crochet.
Picture 29 - The one of the flamingo also; the bird still features mini pearl applications.
Picture 30 - A simple sign on the rustic wall just to give that extra touch in the decor.
Image 31 - Valentine initials in the heart of tricotin.
Image 32 - The technique calls cat's tail, but here it could well be called a monkey's tail.
Picture 33 - The delicacy of the hummingbird represented in the simple silhouette of the knitting.
Image 34 - To fulfill all desires.
Picture 35 - Do not forget to feed the giraffe.
Picture 36 - The fluffy bunny of tricotin won a pompom's tail.
Image 37 - Name in the cloud: the most classic and usual version of tricotin.
Picture 38 - Flowers, birds and leaves: reinvent nature in the points of the loom.
Picture 39 - Tricotin and natural fibers, a perfect match.
Picture 40 - Balloons of tricotin for the birthday party.
Picture 41 - An angel with right up to the halo.
Picture 42 - Tricotin two colors.
Picture 43 - Who does not remember this nice little lion?
Picture 44 - Simple, very simple to be done, but with an incredible look.
Image 45 - Tricotin fox.
Picture 46 - And how about a tricotin curtain?
Picture 47 - You can create pictures using the technique of tricotin.
Image 48 - Here, the tricotin has turned into a crying cloud.
Image 49 - Smoke squadron!
Picture 50 - Lightning bolts, same as the favorite superhero.
Picture 51 - A cheerful, colorful and fun Mary!
Picture 52 - Dream high and travel in the imagination as you join the points of your knitting.
Picture 53 - Beautiful calligraphy for knitting is also important.
Image 54 - The idea here was to put the tree tricotin on the wall.
Picture 55 - Life is beautiful and can get even more with the tricotin pieces.
Image 56 - A simple tricotin applique and voilà ... you get a brand new nécessaire.
Image 57 - You can use tricotin applications on clothing too, look.
Picture 58 - Dream big, but do not forget to give the finishing in the tricotin.
Image 59 - Learning numerals with the charming help of tricotin.
Image 60 - Air ballerinas, dragonflies, have won a lovely version in tricotin.