Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Combining My Crafty Worlds!

Since I started the eWoodStory collaborative business with my husband, I have been branching out into doing some embroidery, knitting, weaving, cross stitch, and felting -in order to showcase what can be done with our Stitchable Pendants. So more and more I am combining different crafts, and I find myself loving them all. I like to combine techniques, so I don't have to choose between them! 

However, designing in crochet is my first love, and I try to incorporate crochet as much as I can into eWoodstory pieces. The kits we offer are for crochet jewelry with wooden elements, and we encourage all kinds of  crafts to be used to create pieces for Stitchable Pendants. Crochet Motifs really look lovely stitched in! 

I was thrilled to come across the motif pictured in the "Olive" pendant above. Some of you may recognize it... it is from the Tinker's Toolbelt I designed for Interweave Crochet Accessories 2014 issue. I originally submitted the design as a necklace pattern, and the motifs were smaller, because I used a finer weight thread. This past weekend I came across one of the original motifs, and I was thrilled to discover that it exactly fits into the pendant. It was really perfect because of its size, shape, and the fact that it is two of the same motif stitched together, so it looks nice on both sides! As you know, I always love to use things that I create in multiple ways, and this motif is right at home in the pendant!

I always save leftover crocheted pieces from samples. Using what you already have, encourages you to be the most creative that you can be!

Tinker's Toolbelt, photo by F + W Media

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