Gantsilyo: Hækl i Filippinerne og Trey Ajusto

ved KathrynFebruar 21, 2013 · 7 kommentarer

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Crochet is a craft that people practice hele verden. Men, we hear about it more from some places than other places. The Philippines has plenty of crocheters but it’s not a place we hear a lot about. That’s why I was happy to get a message from Trey Ajusto, en crocheter i Filippinerne, der delte hendes arbejde med mig.

Trey’s Philippine Crochet Message

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Here’s what Trey had to say:

I’m a crocheter in the Philippines. Although crochet is a known tradition here, it hasn’t really reached apopularstatus. I can say now, selv, that it’s catching up with the world. There’s a newfound love for it especially among the young (because there’s still a (mis)perception back here that only grandmas crochet).”

Trey also said something about her own interest in sharing Philippines crochet that I loved and wanted to share:

It is my goal to put crochet in the limelight because there’s talent out there in our country that doesn’t get much exposure, especially among those who crochet in the provinces.

Trey Ajusto (Gantsilyo Guru)

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Trey Ajusto has a blog called Gantsilyo Guru. She explains: Ordet “gantsilyois the Filipino term for crochet derived from the Spansk hækling wordganchillo.(Learn how to say crochet in 25 languages here.)

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Trey learned to crochet during high school. She explains:

My very first crochet project was in home economics class. It was a 3-D christmas tree. Our teacher didn’t want to accept my project because she couldn’t believe I made it. Siden, I’ve been hooked!”

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Big props to Trey for having her hæklede øreringe included in the Philippines edition of Cosmopolitan magazine this past December.

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She also had her work featured in the 2012 planner for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf company; you can see the free crochet pattern for that coffee cup cozy here.

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Trey also teaches krog / amigurumi workshops.

Random Comments on Crochet in the Philippines

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Here are some of the things related to crocheting in the Philippines that I got from Trey’s blog:

  • Of course Filipino crocheters make scarves. Trey says: “Even though it’s practically unwearable in the Philippines (except maybe in the Benguet province or when it gets windy and cold during theber” måneder), a scarf can be your legit claim to crocheting prowess.
  • The yarn store that Trey recommends in Manila is Dreams Yarnshoppe. She has reviewed and mentioned other Philippines yarn stores on the blog as well, selv.
  • Men aren’t visibly crocheting in the Philippines. Trey says: “I haven’t met a man (endnu) in the Philippines who crochets. I’m sure they’re out there somewhere crocheting.” Hun siger også,: “Efter min mening, if a man is confident enough to hold a yarn and a hook and have the desire to create, then he is a real man!” That’s why we celebrate mandlige crocheters højre? I will add, selv, that the one main Philippines-based crocheter that I know of is actually a man: Pablo Cabahug.

Trey also helps support the online presence of Philippines crocheters by sharing links to those folks who are on places like Facebook og Ravelry.

Other Crocheters in the Philippines

Some of the other crocheters in the Philippines that I’ve found through online research include:

Photos in this post were pulled from Trey’s public abums on G+ og Facebook.



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I am not a loner but i love staying inside the house for comfort and crochets until i ran out of daylight. I have been crocheting more than a year now, it started out as gifts for my relatives, venner, and neighbors for special occasions until i got a lot of projects and nothing can stop me even if i ran out of yarn. nu, i'm still crocheting and addicted and loving it. I already made my facebook account for my crochet projects, welcome to see it at LOOPS.




I've noticed the Philippines popping up lately in the crochet blogosphere. Thanks for highlighting another awesome international crochet artist.

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