Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A New Use for Your Crochet Work!

While I was preparing to teach a freeform crochet class, I decided that everything I used in the class would have a crochet theme.  I wanted to have extra hooks and pencils available on the table, so I had the idea to cover a container with crochet.  I didn't have time to crochet a custom cover, so I took the freeform pillow that I designed for a CGOA design contest and made a color copy of the front of the pillow.  Then, I cut a piece to fit the container and glued it on.  It is a great way to decorate with crochet without actually doing any crochet work!  You can enjoy your favorite pieces in a new way.

Photocopied freeform crochet pieces are especially successful, as there are many areas of interest.  I have also made book covers and greeting cards with this method.  The possibilities are endless!  I have an HP all in one printer with a color copier, so luckily I am able to do the copying at home.  I am not sure what Kinkos would think about me bringing in a pillow to photocopy!  Give it a try, have a look at your crochet projects with new eyes!