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Hello everyone,… as many of you may already know, my mother passed away Sunday, Nov 13th, after a long & gruelling illness. She is now resting in peace which is a true blessing. I’d like to thank everyone for the kind messages & thoughts I’ve received throughout these many months. Your support, concern & care has been heartening & greatly appreciated, making this distressing time more bearable.
It’s been a difficult year, one that has been mostly on hold, & the many projects I had intended for the 2016 have been on the back burner but, I trust, I will get my mojo back over time…
I hope 2016 has been a happy & healthy one for you all & that 2017 begins well & brings many fabulous inspirations & new interesting crochet challenges.
I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas & all the very best for the New Year ahead. cheers, Renate
I have to confess that, over the years of working with yarn, I’ve been a bit of a Tea Cosy snob & had little inclination to create, what I thought were rather outdated items. Who would even want them?
However, after being asked to make some, winning a few of competitions, gifting some & even selling a few, I have come to realise that creating Tea Pot Cosies are as creative as anything else I could create: from lovely, traditional ones to more outlandish freeform pieces. I’ve been told that Tea cosies are not only practical but add decorative joy to any table or kitchen sideboard… & so, I stand corrected… thanks to those who put me right….
Here are some that I’ve listed in my Etsy Shop – enjoy!
It’s been a while since I last posted anything new even though I’ve been Freeforming to my hearts content…. Time isn’t always kind when it comes to photographing & listing new items but I’m determined to get things moving… so to get things started, here are 3 new freeform crochet handbags… all available in my Etsy Shop.… enjoy
The 2016 Maleny Knitfest is now done & dusted… check out some pics here… How wonderful to have so many local, talented artists coming together to share their expertise with workshops & demonstrations in all things fibre. Being the first one of its kind there were quite a few hiccups but I’m sure everyone learnt a lot & all the wrinkles will be ironed out for next time… The town looked fabulous yarn bombed from top to toe. Congratulations to all the volunteers & organisers who worked tirelessly to get it all done. I saw so many people taking photos in front of trees, cows &, of course, the controversial cannon… A talking point for some time, I’m sure.
On behalf of Lynne Hall & myself, I’d like to thank all the ladies who attended our ‘Scrumpling Workshop’. A lovely group who weren’t afraid to jump in & have a go… I hope you’re all inspired & overflowing with creative juices…
A big thank you also to everyone who participated in my ’10 Novelty Stitch Sampler’… I trust you all had a great time, leant some new interesting stitches & came away enthused to create your own projects…
&… A small drum roll please…I’m particularly honoured & proud to have won 1st & 2nd prize in the Tea Cosy competition & 2nd prize in the Scarf Competition.
(1) Saturday 11th (10am to 1pm) ~ Freeform Scrumples ~ this is a shared workshop where I’ll be covering the crochet elements & the lovely Lynn Hall with be covering the knitting bits… should be a lot of fun!
(2) Sunday 12th (10am to 1pm) The ever popular 10 Stitch Sampler – which covers many of those tricky stitches I use in my freeform work… you’re sure to learn something new here.
There will be 16 workshops overall, so have a look, I’m sure you’ll find one to interest you & don’t forget to book as workshops are filling fast.
For those of you with competitive spirits why not have a go in one of the competitions, check out the categories here ~ only $5 per entry & you can enter as many time as you like…
The Maleny Knitfest promises to be a fabulous weekend of gorgeous fibre fun, with workshops, exhibits, stalls, competitions & much more… so there’ll be something for everyone…
Hope to see you there!