Anthea Willis, who shares her work on Instagram as forestflowerdesigns, is a craft designer and maker who loves crochet and is addicted to yarn.
She is a GangLabs designer with Wool and the Gang.
She also loves book, enjoys blogging, delights in taking photographs and finds it fun to go thrift shopping and take part in upcycling.
She also loves making, baking and growing.
Anthea is “a busy mum of one very inquisitive primary school boy and partner to one motorcycle nut”.
Her family lives in the UK, in a place called Forest of Dean that looks absolutely gorgeous based on photographs I’ve perused online. She shares on her blog, Tales from Mount Pleasant,
“I have finally come to terms with the fact that our tiny, end-terrace ‘new-build’ – rather than the character cottage in the woods I always dreamt of – will more than likely be our home for life. I very much hope you will join me on my journey to create a comfortable, hand crafted, family home full of character on a shoe string budget.”
You can find her as @ForestFlower23 on Twitter, Pinterest and Ravelry; she has a couple of her own crochet patterns on the latter. Here is some more of her beautiful crochet work:
One of the first things she shared with the #crochetconcupiscence tag on Instagram was this simple but elegant crochet frame.
A crochet ripple with a pop of bold color!
Multi-use crochet jewelry accented with the perfect choice in a button!
I always love it when yellow and grey are combined and it works really well here with the addition of black and white in single rows.
This is a great use of post stitches and the color placement chosen for the hat.
Terrific home display. I bet this is another cozy home!
A kitty lives in this family as well. And enjoys the crochet apparently.
Here’s a look at some of Anthea’s tunisian crochet
Crochet circles in squares. Pretty work .. and I’m really intrigued by that beautiful fabric underneath!
Unique color choice here. Adore it! And I love how the spiral flowers are executed in the center of each square here.
Beautiful detailed crochet jewelry. It looks like it’s been attached to some other type of center fabric and it’s been accented with buttons in beautiful colors.
Chevron crochet in retro-ish colors
And chevron crochet combining a bright color with a neutral. This chevron is a soft wavy ripple which is a great version of the stitch pattern.
Rainbow crochet granny stripes with white rows that make those colors stand out.
Crochet with t-shirt yarn; I think this is some of her pattern design work for Wool and the Gang