Thursday, March 14, 2013

my creative space

 

I've been indulging in a little bit of crochet this past week. I always have issues with storage so I've been working on perfecting my crocheting-in-the-round skills to make some bowls and baskets for my home. Learning that while it's very tempting to double crochet, it's actually better to single crochet the sides of a bowl or basket so it stands upright nicely. Yep, trial and error!


Having recently been inspired by my little trip to India I'm also enjoying a bit of kantha style stitching, well my own version of it really. Kind of reminds me of sashiko as well. Either way it makes for a nice departure from my usual whipped stitch and it's highly addictive!

Plus I've been pulling together all of my macramé notes and links from the last Brown Owls meet up, you can find them here, great for anyone wanting an easy way in to knotting.

And with that it's time to make a cuppa and check out more spaces here :)

6 comments:

Tammy said...

I have been crocheting bowls and baskets too! Your stitching looks lovely.

Ginx Craft said...

Love the bowl. I bet it would lovely with some fruit in it.

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

love the bowl and I adore your indian inspired stitching. I recently spotted some lovely indian quilts with that hand stitching all over it and was really drawn to the lovely uneven lines! have a lovely week x

Kirsty said...

I'm loving the arm's length stitching too...quite freeing. x

bellecheriehandmade.com said...

I love the look of your stitching! And if you want your crochet bowls to grow a little faster, try the hdc stitch, a little bigger than a sc but still nice and firm.

teddybearswednesday said...

I'm really loving your new stitching it's really got something .xo