She has told me her name is Rouska, which I understand is a common name for red haired fairies among her fairy folk.
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”
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”
Skirt Day is that special day of the year when – as if by magic – all women and girls decide it’s warm enough, finally, after a long and cold winter, to wear a skirt for the first time that season. Skirt Day a sure sign spring has sprung and summer will be along shortly.
Barbie is no stranger to this phenomenon Continue reading “Just in time for Skirt Day”
I’m actually not much of a sock knitter myself.
But I do admire and find myself in awe when I happen to come across pictures of the lovely, remarkable, amazing, practical, beautiful socks people have knitted for themselves or friends and loved ones.
The socks shown I knit for Barbie Continue reading “Sock Knitting”
So I’m thinking it’s safe to assume that these 6 unexpected benefits of knitting apply to crocheting as well ?