Thursday, 29 December 2011

Holiday reading

Just before the Christmas holidays, I popped into my local library
and borrowed some books..
I was delighted to find a copy of the Liberty Book of Home Sewing -
I am only the second person to borrow it!
It has some beautiful projects for practical items,
I have fallen for a lovely rose inspired cushion which I will just have to have a go at making.
I have always wanted to learn to crochet, so I borrowed a couple of crochet books aswell!
After a quick flick through the books,
I think the 'Super Cute' one will have to wait until I have grasped the basics first!

On Christmas Eve the post man brought a lovely package of fabric - all the way from the USA!
I had won one of Laurie Wisbrun's 12 days of goodies giveaway, 8 fat quarters of her new fabric line 'Modern Whimsy' - its absolutely gorgeous and 100% organic! Those colours, along with the sheep and the rabbits are just screaming SPRING at me!
Anyone know any good crochet themed blogs?
Beginners standard of course!

7 comments:

  1. Just today I found this website for learning to crochet. I am also trying to learn how to crochet and this may help. Here is the address: http://www.craftyminx.com/crochet-school/

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  2. "Attic 24" is the blog you want for crochet. She will inspire you for sure!! Here's the URL:

    http://attic24.typepad.com/

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  3. Ooh, love that fabric! As for the books, if only Glasgow City Council had loftier ambitions for the readers of the east end to be stocking the likes of Liberty books *sigh*

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  4. I was going to offer you Attic 24, too. She has a lovely colour sense and makes seriously fun stuff. And her enthusiasm is infectious.
    Crochet is dead easy when you come to grips with it. I taught myself from a kit I got for Christmas aged 5. the diagrams were easy to follow, and I have made endless stuff for babies and for friends children.Do try to make the hook do the work from the beginning though, otherwise it will slow you down as you become more proficient.

    I look forward to seeing your efforts.

    Then you will have to learn tatting too.. That is easy, but needs to be shown, I think as it is less obvious from pictures.

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  5. I found this website helpful - http://www.crochetspot.com/

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  6. The FQs are just yummy! Can't wait to see where you take them!

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  7. Whoa! Cute fabrics indeed. It's also very cool that they are organic! Check out ravelry.com for all sorts of crocheting and knitting info alike!

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