There are many reasons that we crochet in bed – from the joy of relaxing there to the necessity of finding something productive and creative to do when stuck on bed rest. Unfortunately, it is common to lose crochet hooks and notions in the bed, something annoying for the able-bodied and worse for those with physical limitations. Chetnanigans helps solve the problem with the smart, simple solution of a bedside organizer.
Fairytale Crochet is a lovely amigurumi craft book by Louise Tyler that celebrates the classic fairy tales that all of us are familiar with. It’s a unique book because it provides us with more than just the main characters of a story but also everything that you need to create an entire play set for each fairy tale.
Crocheting a pattern using more than one strand of yarn at a time is a brilliant way to super size the project while actually reducing the amount of time it takes to crochet something big. You can see that in this easy crochet pattern where you create a large flower in just three simple rounds of crochet.
I am thrilled to share this post with you today about fiber artist Suzann Thompson who uses a technique called TextileFusion, which combines crochet with knitting, quilting, and embellishment. Her upcoming exhibit Celebrate Doilies! “honors doily crocheters through photos of family heirlooms, and stories about crocheters, past and present.” It includes truly beautiful art quilts by Suzann as well as works by Texas poet Sandi Horton.
I was so inspired by my interview with Tumaini and Chason, which appears in my monthly “Crochet Heals” column in the current issue of Happily Hooked digital magazine. These creative artists are so incredibly inspiring. Here are some photos and questions that didn’t make it into the original article …