crochet day

my tribute to international crochet day – a few original creations

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neckpieces

freeform hyperbolic crochet, various yarns, beads, bone button closures

new book

so thrilled …

this newly published book of crochet art is inspirational and shows that the sky’s the limit as far as crochet is concerned

included is my matriarchs piece, featuring crochet as applique

you can preview the whole book here (and also buy it) –

http://www.blurb.com/b/4392408-mother-earth

heartfelt thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put this book together!

freeform heart

i was invited to contribute a freeform crochet heart and/or flowers by prudence mapstone, who is a renowned crochet artist

prudence is taking the display of contributions from around the world with her to all the craft fairs in australian cities, including hobart at the end of this month

this is my attempt!

partners in crime

Yarnbombers unite!

Stitchedupmama has 6 accomplices so far, but would love some more … all you need to do is knit or crochet squares measuring 25 cm x 25 cm in any colour or pattern you like. Rectangles are OK too, but they must be 25 cm wide. Add ties on the corners and you’re done!

Any takers? We are planning to decorate a certain  landmark in St. Marys, Tasmania. Should be fun!

Here are some of my yarnbombing pics from last year:

And this is a link to the event, Wrapped in St Marys, just in case you want to find out more!

beanie festival

just received information that this year’s beanie festival competition is now open for entries

i entered 3 beanies last year beanies - rita summers
they all went on the interstate beanie roadshow and are still ‘travelling’, except for one that sold (firebird)

so what will i make this year?

hmmm …

[here’s the link to this year’s beanie festival themes and guidelines – why not have a go?]

crochet succulents

i just LOVE sculptural crochet!

this is an example of a great design by crochet artist june gilbank

she also includes links to her patterns:

http://www.planetjune.com/blog/succulent-collection-crochet-patterns/