Thursday, March 23, 2017

Springtime Petals Crochet Collar!

There is about a week left of National Crochet Month, and I hope you all have been crocheting to your hearts content! 

I had over 900 downloads of the Petals Collar Pattern this month, and I am hoping to see lots of project photos on Ravelry! 

The first project photos were posted last week, and it the collar is so pretty, I asked the maker, Mimouna, if I could share her photos with you. Thankfully she graciously agreed! She says she is a newbie crocheter, and you would never know it from her beautiful work!

I just love how the collar looks in purple, and her photo really celebrates spring!

I would really love to see more versions of the collar, so anyone who makes one, please post your photos!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Weaving Stories Exhibition, The Next Chapter!

In honor of Kuwait's National Day, we were asked by 360 mall to exhibit the Weaving Stories woven wall and interactive loom for 9 days! It was wonderful to be able to share the exhibition with even more people! 

The interactive loom was a real hit and many people of all ages stopped by to try their hand at weaving and write a little something that they wanted to share about themselves.

The loom filled up several times during the 9 days, and we now have a lovely collection of woven strips. We are brainstorming how to display them in the gallery.

Here are snippets of all of the crochet panels that were in the wall. Some wonderful techniques and stitches were represented: applique, filet crochet, interlocking crochet, freeform crochet, broomstick lace and crocheted motifs. It was wonderful to have another chance to photograph the wall again, as I was able to focus on specific elements this time, and take pictures in natural light! 






Soon, we are hoping to have a permanent location to display the wall for visitors to see for years to come!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Crochetville Designer Blog Tour 2017 Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be a part of Crochetville's National Crochet Month Blog Tour! It kicked off yesterday with posts by: Kristine Mullen and Marie Segares

Follow along the tour for up to three special daily blog posts from crochet designers and giveaways from designers and companies. There are a lot of ways to celebrate this month! You can keep up with the tour on Crochetville's website and Facebook page.

Every year I do something a little different for the tour. This year I decided to do a limited time giveaway of one of my accessories patterns listed on Ravelry. For one week (March 2nd-9th), I will be offering the whimsical Petals Collar pattern as a free download! 

I originally designed this pattern with my daughter in mind, and that is why I crocheted the sample in bright colors. You could also make it look more sophisticated by changing the colors. I think it would look amazing in black and white for a woman. You can experiment with different types of yarn and various embroidery stitches, to embellish the collar as well. As I always say, there are endless possibilities! If you make one, I would love to see your version! Please post any photos on Ravelry, so they can appear on the project page. If enough people post photos, I will do a special blog post to show off all of your collars!

To get the Petals Collar Pattern, click here, and when checking out, enter the coupon code: Crochetville.

I hope your March is filled with lots of wonderful crochet!

Petals Collar