flying free

this is one of several pieces i made which were stitched first, then dyed

i called it flying free

i used fabrics, lace, crochet, threads, wadding (as background), buttons and beads all in off-white or cream colours in various shades

it was fascinating to see how the dye changed the whole appearance of this piece

they all absorbed the colours (yellow, orange and brown) in varying intensities

even the bone buttons and wooden beads absorbed some colour


yet more freeform

after not doing any scrumbling for a while (too busy with subversive and other crochet), here are 2 which i made for a freeform crochet round robin

i took these photos with my phone … not the best quality, but you get the picture <=)

this one is going to someone who wanted pinks with a touch of red –

and this one is for a person who just loves aqua and orange –

the flowers are loosely arranged – the recipient can then add them wherever they like

i’m sending the beads as an extra little gift, for embellishment …


over the top 4

this hat took me ages – the ‘flames’ along the side were very time-consuming

but i think it was worth it in the end … i called it firebird (which, incidentally, is also the name of a nest i posted last month)

here’s one side of the hat –

and here’s the other –


is it freeform … maybe it’s just another type of collage
anyway, i never use a pattern, so i think all my crochet is freeform
i just make it up as i go along

here it is in a tree in our yard –

and now it’s on the sundial –

whatever it is, i had fun making it …


honey i yarnbombed the yard 2

here are some garlands i made with tapestry wools found in a thrift shop by my daughter, plus yarn leftovers from my stash

one is made in autumn colours; the other four are made in spring colours