Monday, June 19, 2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
I have a couple of projects on the horizon, but I haven't got stuck into anything yet. Isabel would like a butterfly on her place mat, so I've been looking at cross stitch patterns. I have material and I'm sure I can find the right colours in embroidery thread in my stash. I've also been looking at crochet patterns for next year's competition. The brief is a beret and scarf. I found a couple that might do and showed them to my craft group who agreed that Peach Spring Beret by Wika Crochet would be the best bet. I found it on Ravelry, but it's also on Craftsy. I'll have to make up the scarf pattern to match. Yesterday I bought some yarn for that project. The lady in the yarn shop was very helpful, pointing out that the yarn I first chose was too thick for the pattern - the pattern gives weight and yardage, thank you Wika! The shop owner also shone her torch on the seed beads ( there was a power cut in the town and the little shop is very dark) so I could choose some for future crochet rope projects.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Daisy Picot Star. It's quite tricky. I started off using two colours, as in Jon's example, but it looked so messy that I decided to start with just one thread. There was another false start because I joined the 'leaf' rings all wrong:
Monday, June 12, 2017
chart, which I found on Pinterest, looking at a specific bead will show how the pattern repeat has been staggered. In the final product, the motifs line up. Clever. The top two pictures show the two sides of the bracelet. Both bracelets have interesting side views too. The chart for the other bracelet is here on Pinterest. The designer is Marass.
I've been wanting to try an invisible join in beaded crochet rope and this seemed like a good opportunity to give it a go. I used a tutorial from fusion beads, which has very clear diagrams. My joins are not absolutely invisible, but not bad for a first attempt.
Friday, June 9, 2017
The pattern is called Corner Daisy Square, but Marrietta.ru. Here is a Link. I found it on Pinterest. The yarn is handspun wool, handdyed by me.