Sunday, 23 February 2014

More Vintage Crochet from Gran

This was once the most popular way to crochet.
I have a large amount of crochet doilies in my possession that I inherited from my Gran.
When I was growing up they adored every surface and even sofas/chairs.
Popularity is definitely on the side of wool today however,
 same technique/patterns/uses but different media.
I do love these pieces
natural & uncluttered.
showing off stitches at their best
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Thursday, 20 February 2014

A Study of Gran's last pieces of work.

 The following was found 20 years after her death in a small plastic bag along with her crochet hook case and various threads.
These were her last pieces she was working on.
I wanted to document these pieces before I finish some of them for her and use others, in particular the crochet collar and the coaster covers.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Little Red Riding Hood Capelet


This pattern has driven me bonkers.
 I must have started it at least 4 times but now I have it finally cracked.
In future, if ever I write a pattern, I'll link it to a YouTube demonstration.
Those tutorials are brilliant
 The cape is taken from a pattern which appeared in Simply Crochet last summer and has been on my to do list since then.
I have more information on this project which I'll post later on.

Friday, 7 February 2014

My NoteBooks

Spending time sketching and trying ideas for some much needed wrist warmers. I've always loved my sketchbooks and as I add to them they become more precious to me.
I like making little samples, putting them into my books, sketching designs and writing down thoughts. The writing can take many forms. It could be a favourite crochet pattern, the idea for a embroidery design or something I have read or heard that really appeals to  me.
They all go in my little books.
Ned, Archie and Skimble still prefer to squash into their basket that is way too small!
I have tried larger beds but they don't like them, either Ned will gradually eat his way through it or it gets ignored.
If you put your hand in between them it is so hot so I can understand the appeal of being snug.


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