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Design freeform crochet Workshop

Crochet In The Bold Corner

It has been too quiet about this place for the last week or so, all due to much teaching of crochet and many very capable hands turning out well defined crochet stitches.

I am also busy preparing handouts for my next workshops in Denmark; or rather, I should be doing that as they do not just manifest themselves just because I have crochet the relevant samples. I have not yet mastered the art of printing them out straight from my brain – if you have found a way, please let me know.

As I said, I should be preparing handouts but my imagination ran riot the last few days and I started no less than four different projects, and they are all in a state of non-completion. I am being very bold and I had to send myself in the bold corner.

Freeform in Green by Irene LundgaardBold Corner Freeform Crochet © Irene Lundgaard 2013

That move proved counter productive and matters escalated in that corner as I found about 100g of yarn that just had to be crochet there and then. The crochet has absolutely no relevance to the workshops I am preparing other than I just may be able to turn it into a pretty cushion cover, that way it fits the crochet “Living” workshop I’m doing. Can’t you imagine this crochet stretched over a pretty piece of violet coloured silk? My imagination can, but I really do not have the time for these sort of ideas popping up in the middle of an otherwise well scheduled time plan. Fortunately, I don’t actually have enough yarn to complete the project – and I don’t have any violet coloured silk either. Yet…

I better get back to those handouts… Are you good at being disciplined or are you bold like me?

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freeform crochet

Fingerless Freeform Crochet

I am very excited about the Freeform Crochet Workshop which I am preparing for the library in Skive in Denmark next Saturday.

I found a few odd balls of ends of yarn in my basket, picked a pallet to prepare some crochet scrumbles for the workshop but they took on a life of their own and turned into a pair of fingerless mittens. Fun, cheerful warm hands for the winter!

Freeform crochet mittens by Irene LundgaardFreeform Crochet Mittens © Irene Lundgaard 2012

I have another pallet of colours out now, rather more acute in tone, I wonder if they are going to turn themselves into anything or if I will actually have to take charge… One of the great inspirations in freeform crochet is the fact that it has a will of it’s own almost.

Note: If you would like to take part in the workshop you have to contact Skive Library directly. Details can be found here!

If you would like me to come to you and your friends/craft group and do a Crochet Freeform Workshop just drop me a mail and I will customize a day for you and we can work together to make it happen. Contact me at irene@yarnclasses.com.

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Tools

Gadgets I Love

I like gadgets and good tools and at this stage I really do have a rather nice selection. My very favourite tool collection is my set of Clover Soft Touch crochet hooks. They are perhaps not the most aesthetically pleasing when it comes to the colour of them, but the engineering of the actual head and the handle makes them second to none to crochet with.

I also have a few other gadgets like a swift and a yarn winder and recently my lovely mother gave me this gadget, which I love. It’s wooden and natural and makes very little sound and it’s just smooth in every respect and it’s a yarn ball holder.

Yarn Holder Gadget in woodYarn Holder Gadget in wood - assembled

I love it. It is most certainly aesthetically pleasing and it’s made by a singing wood turner. My mother knows exactly what makes me tick and this time she was spot on! No more balls of yarn rolling around the floor!

Note: I do not know where my mother bought this, but can find out if you are interested – just leave a comment here and I will get back to you with the details.
The yarn in the picture is Kauni Effektgarn

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Crochet

The Colourful Guts of Kauni

The crochet classes are going really well. Yesterday we commenced in Rathwood which was very nice. Bright and airy and friendly and not least, very good coffee!

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The women at the classes are using the C-word and expressed a need for making presents for said C… With that in mind I grabbed the 10 mm hook and dipped into the guts of a lovely ball of Kauni Effektgarn and combined it with a skein of purple Cushendale Mohair. The plan is a nice, quickly made shrug with or without sleeves with maximum colour effect. The quick part is easily obtained with the 10 mm hook, but I am not sure about the colourful bit although I can see the Kauni Effektgarn holds lovely colour changes in it’s gut. Watch this space…