Defiant Summer Crochet

IMG_3490smallThe Irish summer heat seeped out around July first, we’re back to rain and low temperatures as per usual but who says we can’t use summer colours anyway? I am at the moment.

The Summer Candy Swirl Beanie was completed in fun summer colours. It’s just a little sample that will only fit a child’s head, the spiral on it was fun to make. I enjoy to crochet spirals.

Right now I’m preparing the Tapestry Crochet Class for next Saturday at The Yarn Room and I’m having great fun. I made the first couple of samples a while back, one is the Little Girl’s Pouch which is also very summery in colour indeed.

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Colourful Tapestry Crochet Samples In Cotton

I have a little cat crochet in a Egyptian style, it’s fun but it will need much more work. I’ll enjoy the creative journey that will be.

The woollen Tapestry Crochet sample is my all time favourite so far. I adore the coarse Cushendale DK yarn that has such wonderful stitch definition and durability. And then there is the colours that are simply to die for. The saturation is just right, the hues and tones are done to perfection and the fleck is just fantastic!

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Tapestry Diamond Bag © 2010 Irene Lundgaard

I will work on a couple more samples and see if I can think up some fun and inspiring designs to work with. You see, to me the best journey of all is the creative process and that is the summer journey I intend for this weekend. Tapestry Crochet, here I come!

Note:
Tapestry Crochet – €25
• Part 1: Saturday 24th July 2010 from 3 – 5pm
• Part 2: Friday 6th August 2010 from 3 – 5pm (if you just want to learn the technique, you do not need this class)
• Learn how to crochet Tapestry. You will need basic crochet skills to get the most out of the class.

Class booking can be done  at The Yarn Room online shop or by calling the shop on Tel: +353 (0)85 1303762

2 responses to “Defiant Summer Crochet”

  1. Sinéad says:

    That tapestry diamond bag is stunning. I love it.
    Your spiral hat is great too, I can see my daughter wearing that, very stylish!

  2. Irene says:

    Thanks Sinéad, that diamond bag is definitely a winner, I just need to find a place where they sell the right type of leather strap that I dream off for it…

    As ofr the spiral hat, it’s just a bit of fun and games, but OK, if nothing else as colour inspiration.