fredag 24 april 2015

Tapestry Crochet



I have had a go at tapestry crochet for the first time. I tried two techniques. The first one was crocheting and turning your work as you would do with normal crochet (white square), I found that it did not give me a define edge of the heart, so I crocheted a chain around the heart just to give it a bit more shape. I do suspect it will look better had I drawn a bigger heart, but as this is me testing small is good! With the other technique I tried you keep the same side of your crochet facing you all the time (green square). This is what you use when crocheting in the round. But I wanted a square so I had to crochet one lap with my right hand and the other with my left hand. That is tricky! And I am lefthanded when it comes to life's essentials - eating and writing. NOT crocheting though.. But this technique made the heart shape more defined. Tricky. But as my daughter keeps pointing out, practice makes perfect. More lefthanded crochet for me...
I find tapestry crochet very addictive! I was inspired by the blog little woollie - here is a lady who really has mastered this kind of crochet. Please visit!
What did I make from the squares? A lavender bag. Lovely with a bit of summer scent in the house!

3 kommentarer:

  1. Perfect for Mother's day !!!!
    Have a creative weekend !

  2. Wow, these are good! I've liked the look of tapestry crochet for a while - I've seen some lovely harlequin patterns, but I've not tried it yet!
    I have no idea how you managed to crochet with your wrong hand???? That sounds impossible - I am very impressed!

    1. Thank you! And I know, the harlequin pattern is irresistible, I want to give it a try. xx