Wednesday, November 23, 2011

These are some of the Items I will have for Sale at Bazaar Bizarre.

Prices will range from $39- $70 for the gloves. All one of a kind - using beautiful hand dyed natural fibers - made up as I go - crocheted by little old me - here in the USA -

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lacy Scarf using a Modular Circular Motif

Look at Bluebird Yarn Shop's Calendar of events to find the class in which I'll be teaching this pattern.  http://www.bluebirdyarn.com/Bluebird_Yarn_and_Fiber_Crafts/Classes_Events.html

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Super Simple Scarf Pattern


This is a super simple scarf pattern I am now teaching at BlueBird Yarn Store in Sausalito, CA. I wrote up this pattern for beginning crocheters. It is inspired by a scarf posted on Ravelry. You can download the PDF by clicking on the image of the scarf on the side bar.
  http://www.bluebirdyarn.com/Bluebird_Yarn_and_Fiber_Crafts/Home__Marin_Countys_Best_Yarn_Store.html

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Clara in the Flower Vest


I took advantage of having my lovely model, Clara, here in the USA this August.
She was visiting from Paris -
Modeling a "Flower Vest" I made for myself. 

PS. dear friends - No pattern for this right now. Most of the things I make up as I go along. I'm working on my pattern - writing skills. Onward and upward - some day i hope to publish
a sweet little book with all my crazy ideas and creations - with patterns!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Patterns to be published soon!


Finally.. I will be publishing new patterns! The fingerless gloves are being forwarded to a few friends for testing. The 2- pointed baby hat will be soon to follow as well as the "Lacy Scarf". I'll also be selling hats, gloves etc. this Holiday Season - watch my blog to find out where and when!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Maire Treanor's skillful hands helping me with my crazy "hippie" Irish Lace




Clones Irish Lace with Maire Treanor

This past July I had a wonderful opportunity to meet and take a workshop with,
Maire Treanor, an amazing Irish Lace crocheter. She has been documenting and preserving this exquisite delicate crochet craft. The class was filled a great group of intrepid crocheters who weren't afraid of those little tiny sized crochet hooks and skinny thread. Talk about patience!!! I found Maire to be a very kind and encouraging teacher. Her vast knowledge was not only of the stitches ( including the famous clones knot) but also the history and economics of the "Lace Industry" in Ireland.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Another Rare Vintage Photo


It's a little blurry - but here's a vintage photo of me circa 1982 -
at a little Holiday Sale. All crocheted items - aaaaaand - I'm so YOUNG!!! - no gray hair!!!!
ps. all the patterns in the hats are basically "tapestry" crochet. I had kind of figured out how to make color changes creating all sorts of designs on my own.
Now I see some really incredibly complicated and beautiful designs on Ravelry ( laracroft) http://crochetcodex.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Another Commission!!!







Wow! I got another commission from a wonderful man - who is generous and allows me creative freedom!!!! Two traits I adore!!! He called it a "snood" - but technically it's a hooded caplet or maybe a hooded cowl? I had so much fun making it!! Think I could write a pattern too -

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Valentine's Day Commission



Thanks all for your comments on the "Crab" Head - Hat- Hmm - a Pattern - don't think so- would be too hard for me to write. But I am in the process of writing several patterns. They should be ready this Spring. I've had a lot of commissions lately, which is kind of great!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Crab Head










I'm going to a workshop with Prudence Mapstone - Jan 15 and 16 - so excited!!!
here's what i've been working on lately - It's for my cousin Meighan - who will wear ANYTHING I make!!!