Winter cold will not affect me now…
I love the Intermeshing crochet technique.
It’s such an easy technique once you know how to work the stitches; it results in such a lovely warm fabric and interesting texture. What’s not to love?
She has told me her name is Rouska, which I understand is a common name for red haired fairies among her fairy folk.
I used to have a glass jar to keep my knitting needles in. Functional, was all that could be said about it. Not pretty. Not decorative, or fun to look at. Not a stylish addition to the decor.
I dubbed this freeform container “Grey Things”.
Both me and my knitting needles are much happier now. 🙂 Continue reading “Where do you keep your knitting needles?”
This freeform home decor vase/container object was made in January 2018 to commemorate the passing of a freeforming friend. Continue reading “Red Freeform Home Decor Vase”
When a person is said to be “bi-stitchual” in the fiber arts, it means they have the ability to create stitches in two crafts, e.g. knitting and crocheting. “Aratika is bistitchual, she can knit and crochet.”
The bag and the pencil case shown above are made in knitting and crochet stitches, and can therefore be called bi-stitchual items as well. Actually, the pencil case might perhaps be called tri-stitchual, because there is also some needle-weaving in that one…
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself”. Or rather, he said it in German of course: “In der Beschränkung zeigt sich erst der Meister”.
And although I would hesitate to claim I became a ‘master’ of anything in making these colorful bi-stitchual freeform items, I learned a lot in the process of making them.
Three factors especially contributed to that. Continue reading “Colorful Bi-stitchual Freeform Bag and Pencil Case”
Some years ago I learned about a crochet technique called “intermeshing”.
The picture above shows the “Order to Chaos” scarf — or seen from the other angle — the “Chaos to Order” scarf. This scarf was made in the intermeshing technique and designed especially for my husband.
Basically intermeshing crochet is Continue reading ““Order to Chaos” Intermeshing Man Scarf”
The Urban Gypsy Boho Bag is a stylish accessory for the inner bohemian. Featuring lots of texture and an interesting construction this charming bag will draw your surrounding’s attention in an elegant fashion. The cheerful swaying of the long fringe and the practical lining with small item pockets and a smooth running zipper make this bag ideal for festivals, beach or city walks, picknicks, barbecues and ‘ordinary’ occasions. There is plenty of room for wallet, keys, water bottle, snack, tokens, pocket change, parking ticket, and lots more! Continue reading “Urban Gypsy Boho Festival Bags – Black and Sand”
This last week the weather has been kind to us and brought us lovely warm and sunny spring temperatures where I live. Leaves on trees are rapidly unfurling, birds are collecting nesting materials and seeking mates, spring bulbs are blooming — It’s lovely.
The ‘Spring Things’ wall hanging is an attempt to capture this spring feeling Continue reading “Spring Things – a freeform wall hanging”
So I’m thinking it’s safe to assume that these 6 unexpected benefits of knitting apply to crocheting as well ?