April 2013

Tunisian Crochet Workshop In May

I was approached by Ashla Ward a while ago with the view to having a Tunisian Crochet Workshop Weekend in May. Ashla runs a Knit and Crochet group in NUI Galway and booked me for the workshop. I’m delighted and really look forward to immersing myself in Tunisian Crochet and not least the wilds of […]

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 […]

March Crochet Class Schedule

March is nigh and my new class schedule is now available. March will be all Tunisian crochet classes. I’m besotted with that technique and look forward to sharing it with others. I found the softest combination of wool in Artesano Alpaca and Schoppel Wolle Pur and  made a pair of fingerless mittens in a spring […]

Colourful His & Hers Cowls

His & Hers Cowls in Tunisian Crochet © 2010 Irene Lundgaard I’m having a blast with the most delicious yarns. One is Artesano Alpaca in the Aran weight and the other one is Schoppel Wolle Pur which is the softest Merino imaginable. I’m having fun making some ‘His & Hers Cowls’, if they work. For […]

Tunisian Vest With Sleeves-to-be

I love the texture of Tunisian Crochet and not least the colour options, they are near to endless. A good while back I started this vest in tubular Tunisian Crochet but never really finished it. It is worked in Lett Lopi on hook size 9 to avoid it being too heavy as the fabric becomes […]

Swirly-Whirly Winter Hat

Swirly-Whirly Winter Hat © 2009 Irene Lundgaard I have been working with the Tunisian hook a bit this week as I thought I would present the Pick Up Your Needles crocheters with another design option. My hook cannot get away from the Hyperbolic shapes so it produced this Swirly Whirly Winter Hat. Great fun, and […]

A Piece Of Heaven On My Hook

I am a member of Ravelry which is an all dancing all singing yarn forum full of ‘yarnies’. If you are not yet a member, make it your business to become one. It is a fountain of patterns and hints and tips and yarn resources. It’s fiber-cyber-heaven in other words. On Ravelry there is a […]

Pinning Down Tunisian Crochet

I couldn’t resist to check out a little fun spiral tea pot holder in Tunisian Crochet for the class on Saturday. This is my first sample, it’s nearly there, but I would like the centre to be neater and believe I have found a way. Then I worked a swatch of colour, just for fun […]

Northern Vessel

Long journeys by car with a willing chauffeur are simply pure heaven for a yarnie. It leaves miles and miles of yarn opportunities just ready to be spent with implements in hand. I was recently in Belfast and grabbed the opportunity of the long journey to work out Tunisian crochet in the round properly and […]

I’m Seriously Hooked

It is an absolute joy to work in the Tunisian Crochet technique. I am so delighted that I have worked out how to work in the tubular shape, it opens all sorts of wonderful opportunities and I can’t wait to get going on some of all of my ideas. It’s just that I have very […]