January 2013

Live Life – Love Life Crochet Pattern Release

This pattern has been under way for quite some time. It could be argued that I have been procrastinating over it, although that wouldn’t be me to do that at all… I actually really enjoy working this pattern and have another sample ready for photography once the light and the weather is more co-operative. You […]

Tapestry Crocheters Hatched

Today nine superb tapestry crocheters were hatched at the library in Skive in Denmark, another great day and I think the pictures speak for themselves! Tapestry Crochet Workshop at Skive Bibliotek, Denmark © Irene Lundgaard & Hanne Seidenfaden 2012 The surroundings are bright, modern and steeped in sun and the staff and management at the […]

The Rhythm Of Crochet

A while ago, (a year to be exact, I have just been reliably told, cough-cough! How time flies!) I was given a gorgeous and very inspiring gift. I was given a piece of crochet music. Donal wrote a pretty little tune for me all inspired by the rhythm of my crochet hook. Honestly, it doesn’t […]

A Lively Handbag

I have not exactly been going to bed early the last week or so and that is for a very good reason, if I may say so myself. I allowed myself to indulge in a spot of my all time favourite crochet discipline, namely tapestry crochet. I have harboured the idea for a colourful handbag […]

Happy Handbag

I have finally found a workaround for the handles of the handbag I started in June. I couldn’t finish it there and then as the vintage handles I had stashed were first hidden in ‘a safe place’ and when they finally showed up, they turned out to be unsuitable for the bag. I then went […]

The Texture Of My Colour Pallet

I often dream of experimenting with textures in crochet but I never get much further than using pretty stitch combinations – if I even get that far. I have seen wonderful cabled garments and Afghans or blankets crochet with deep textures and even crochet cables a la Aran sweaters and I find it very pretty. […]

It’s Heart Work

I started crocheting Bags Of Romance in Tapestry Crochet a couple of weeks ago and they turned out to be real cute, if I may so myself. It would be more accurate to call them purses but that just doesn’t roll off the tongue very well. They turned out so cute that I went on […]

Bags Of Romance

I was on the road a lot this week, I was even on the train to Cork and back again in the one day, but more about that later. For all my travels, I needed a handy little project that was portable and interesting at the same time and what better than some fine yarn […]

At Home With Tapestry Crochet

Since I found Tapestry Crochet and made it my own my Scandinavian crochet self has found her true spiritual home. My love of colour work, which was always confined to knitting, I felt, has truly found a home. My plan this autumn and winter is to dip into the stash of beautiful coloured pure wool […]

Defiant Summer Crochet

The 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 […]