February 2013

In-between Crochet

I have an idea for a sweater I want to try and make but somehow I can’t get my crochet mojo in gear for it, so in the meantime I am having fun with flowers. Cute flowers, brash flowers, pretty flowers and all to be worn either on the head or around the neck! Crochet […]

Morning Glory Tea Cosy

A couple of weeks ago a friend asked if I could make her a tea cosy for a vintage teapot, which she was going to give away as a present. She showed me the teapot some days later and I was simply just inspired by the delicate China and not least the pretty colours. Morning […]

Preparing Another Workshop In Denmark

I am preparing another workshop at the County Library in Skive, Denmark on Sunday November 20th. The title is Christmas Gift Making and yes, I do use that word now as I know that in order to make the deadline, we crafters need to get going now! I have already prepared a good few ideas […]

A Riotous Bag Of Colour

I have been eyeing up this  Filzi yarn from German Schoeller + Stahl made specifically for fulling, for quite some time. I just never really had the time for the inspiration to come by and take the craving for the yarn very far. However, these in-between days where I don’t have to be anywhere at […]

Blooming Crocheters

Last night we commenced another class of beginners crochet in Tinahely. It was a great bunch and their work was very neat too. Quite impressive for first timers and next week they will be blooming in every sense fo that word. On Saturday I was down at Rathwood promoting the classes that are commencing there […]

Remnant Busters

The other day I found a luxurious little remnant of Manos del Uruguay and had to make something nice. Crochet flowers are great remnant busters and a couple like this on a lapel will jazz any jacket or sweater up for a bit of fun. I get a thrill out of the ease with which […]

In Bloom

These are some samples for the crochet flower class on Saturday. I made a couple of traditional and simple ones and then the one brash and bold one which is actually also very simply made. The brash and bold one is made to explore the effect of combining different classes of yarn. It is quite […]

Flower Power

I am currently preparing the material for the Crochet Flower class at The Yarn Room this coming Saturday and thought I would share the amazing transforming powers of flowers. I made the very flattering Bellflower sweater by Liselotte Weller during the winter in a plain sage colour and I though I would try it out […]