This is a delightful rainbow freeform handbag…. as cheerful & vibrant as crayons from childhood, don’t you think? The freeform fabric was built over a strong mesh base, lined with a bright, port-wine satin & has recycled, polished wooden handles
Size: 23cm (9”) at top tapering down to 28cm (11”) wide x 28cm (11”) deep (not including handle) – Handle: 14 cm (5 ½ ”) high
This piece is available for sale in my Etsy Shop
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These 2, no pattern freeform crochet lace scarves, have been in my ‘to list’ box for so long I almost forgot I still had them… if you remember, I’ve blogged about these no pattern pieces before so, many of you will be familiar with this freeform technique, for those of you new to freeform its an easy way to get started.
Begin as you would any round crochet motif & work your stitches randomly, no need to complete each round, turn your work at any time & work over your half finished rounds so that you are creating odd shaped pieces any which way you like… this is no thinking crochet, just let the yarn & hook guide the way… incorporate as many stitches as you like… give your ‘creative pixie’ her head, don’t question her/him just allow it to happen…
~~~ for the ruby red one I used an assortment of 100% acrylic yarns, one of which has the tiniest hint of sparkle giving this piece an elegant touch of bling ~~~
~~~ for the Coffee Latte I used a 4ply 100% cotton ~~~
Both are available for sale on Etsy
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Tagged accessories, crochet, fibre artist, freeform crochet, freeform/freestyle, freestyle crochet, no pattern crochet, scarf
This is another piece I made some time ago after finding a pre-existing synthetic bag base to which I attached this glowing Autumn toned freeform fabric created with Gum leaf motifs, bullion Gum Nuts & Vilene patches.
It’s a medium size bag lined in a soft, coffee satin with 2 internal pockets (one with a zipper closure, the other for your glasses). The handles are sturdy cane, with a secure zipper for closure across the top.
Size: 35.5cm (14”) wide x 21.5cm (8 ½ ”) high – handle height 11.5 cm (4 ½”).
Available for sale on Etsy
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OK, so I finally found the time to post one of the many new items that I’ve been promising to do… Time just seems to run away from me these days… renovating & establishing a new garden has certainly taken its toll on my crochet work but, never fear, I’ve not abandoned my hook & yarn just yet, but they have been very badly neglected…
So, this little number is one that I finished a while ago & has been sitting (as so many others yet to come) in the ‘To List Box’ - An easy-to-wear purple & multicolor freeform crochet women’s bolero shrug. A gorgeous, fun, OOAK garment for those looking for something truly different & listed on Etsy
This is a loose fitting garment Australian size 8 to 10 (US: 4 xsml to 6 sml)
for the purple I used: Bendigo Woollen Mills Rustic 8 Ply
for the motifs I used a collection of assorted natural & synthetic yarns
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Hello everyone, yes… I’m back… it’s been 3 months since the move & for the first 2 months I didn’t have regular internet access which was incredibly frustrating to say the least, but thank you to everyone who contacted me & my apologies if I missed replying to anyone. Also, a big thank you & welcome to all new followers, I hope I’ll be able to add some new & interesting crochet & creative stuff as I get more settled…
However, I haven’t been idle (& won’t be for some time yet)… renovating our new abode has been (& will be) a lot of hard work & many a meltdown (hopefully not too many) but, it’s been worth every minute of effort – we are really enjoying our new country-style life…
There’s still lots to do but, bit by bit, everything is coming together… my planned showroom & workshop/classroom is still very much a work in progress & I can’t say when I’ll be fully up & running again… but I will be opening my shops over the next couple of days &, of course, the patterns are available as usual…
I’ve posted a selection of before & after photos on Flickr for those interested to see what I’ve been up to… I’m busting to be more creative active but if I’ve learnt anything at all over the past months it’s that… ‘patience is a virtue’ – a pain in the neck – but a must… everything has its own time…