I have long loved Just Be Happy Crochet, the blog from crochet designer Alessandra Hayden, so of course I was thrilled to learn that she had authored a book. Modern Tapestry Crochet teaches you step-by-step how to work the graphic patterns of tapestry crochet while giving you 20 different patterns to practice the technique.
Tapestry Crochet and More: A Handbook of Crochet Techniques and Patterns by Maria Gullberg is a crochet instructional book rich in colors and graphic elements.
Tapestry crochet is a unique niche of crochet that emphasizes colorwork and graphic patterns. It is made by carrying yarn colors along behind the work and switching out those colors to create your patterns. It can be done using just the very basic crochet stitches that you probably already know. This roundup has nine tapestry crochet tutorials/ patterns plus another 32 photos of tapestry crochet designed to inspire you with all that can be done in this craft.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In honor of the day I wanted to share what I was able to find around the web in Martin Luther King. Jr. crochet.
Today’s crochet quote makes me want to try tapestry bead crochet even though I haven’t done either tapestry crochet or bead crochet yet.
Christmas may be over but the giving isn’t done here at Crochet Concupiscence. Through the end of December I’m giving out daily awards to honor crochet bloggers who do certain things especially well. Learn more about this project here. Congratulations to today’s award recipient: Carol Ventura of Tapestry Crochet You have received this award for: Best Niche of Crochet Blog One of the things I love about crochet is that there is always something new that you can learn. In addition to various stitches and crochet techniques, there are many different niches of crochet. Many bloggers talk about those niches here and there but very few bloggers actually blog solely about that niche. That’s why I think it’s so great that Carol Ventura uses her blog space to talk just about one great crochet niche – tapestry crochet. It’s a unique type of crochet and Carol does an awesome job teaching us about and sharing the work of numerous other tapestry crochet artists. Love your blog Carol! Winners are welcome to snag the above image to share on their blog with a link back to this post. Alternatively, they can grab the sidebar button using the code beneath the button in the sidebar to the right of this post.
I am having fun learning how to use Etsy treasuries to cull together some of my favorite Etsy makers’ crochet items in a theme. This week’s theme is tapestry crochet, also known as mosaic crochet or jacquard crochet. I am most impressed by the crochet artists who can create really cool portraits and pictures using tapestry crochet but I also like the way that this technique is used to create great colorwork and patterns for accessories.