Over on Pinterest I have curated boards by color. I was just looking through those and finding them so inspiring again. En particular, I was enjoying all the crochet in the color green.
Those of you who have children (or are in college yourselves) are in that back-to-school time. Here are some ideas for the many different types of things to crochet at this time of year!
StudioTJOA is a fascinating design company that works on a lot of interesting high tech projects, such as a ThermalSwitch facade for building renovations, but they are committed to utilizing crafts of the past (incluyendo ganchillo). They use these “analog” techniques directly in their projects as well as abstractly using them to inform their designs.
I recently came across a new crochet cactus pattern by Frank&Olive and had to share.
Donna shares, “I think all of my handmade gifts have a spirituality about them. I put so much into them. Having undergone psychiatric and psychological counseling, mindfulness has been a big part of my treatment. I found the times I crocheted were a natural vehicle for mindfulness.”
Today I’m happy to share with you Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters: 200 Stitch Patterns in Words and Symbols.
I had the opportunity to review Poetic Crochet when it first came out (en About.com Crochet) and now I’ve had more opportunity to spend time with the book so I thought I’d share some more about it here.
Nature’s Gifts for Baby is the first crochet book by Sara Leighton of Illuminate Crochet. She has always made adorable crochet patterns and now a terrific set of them is curated in this title by Leisure Arts.