It’s been a long time!

Hello again.

It has, indeed, been ages since I last posted …. my crochet mojo suffered a bit of a dip in 2018 and I didn’t achieve anything like as much as I would have liked. This year has started much more positively though: my lovely crochet ladies never cease to inspire me with their brilliant ideas and projects and the International Diploma course still figures in my crafting activities.

By far the greatest inspiration during the last year has been Molla Mills, the Finnish designer whose two crochet books, Modern Crochet and Crochetterie I love. Tapestry crochet has been one of our themes during Monday morning sessions … I love the monochromatic colours

….. and you can see some of the striking results in the group

As we’ll as making a mat for the bedroom I have been trying out some “upcycling” ideas too from Molla’s first book. Stripping off the fabric from the old shade was the hardest part – it was fun working around the metal frame.


……. very pleased with the result although I’m not sure my husband quite appreciates the minimalism!

Part 2 of the IDC course is proving to be quite time consuming with the written patterns, charts and design sheets but it certainly is helping me to gain confidence in producing patterns for my ladies. This seems particularly important these days …….  we have recently come across published patterns with so many errors and/or ambiguities.

My last set of samples were of broomstick crochet ….. not my favourite technique as I can’t seem to manage the large broomstick pin very smoothly. These pieces show how the fabric changes with different size pins, different numbers of loops in the groups and loops lying in different directions.


Not brilliant photos I’m afraid. Anyway, I’ve sent them off but not had them back yet. Fingers crossed!

Well, enough of my ramblings … I’m very grateful if you’re still reading!

Enjoy your crafting – keep those hooks busy.

That’s all for now,

Jenny x

 

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