Friday, November 1, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Now I need to learn to edit the designs, I need to get the swatch book of the types of fabrics and I need to order some swatches of the other designs. Limiting myself to 8 1/2 x11 size sheets is just to hard as I have to piece things together. We would like to laminate some of the fabric and make wonderful tote bags. More on the white jacket tomorrow. As Robin says:
Print it on fabric
Glitter it (Robin the glitter girl, glittered the hearts)
Friday, April 19, 2013
I went to NJ for my mom's 90th birthday in March. We had a great time, a party for Mom, visiting relatives and friends, a little yarn shopping. One of my friends took us to NYC to see a play. We had a great time, thank you Cheryl.
My sister and I have been felting, or to be more accurate, fulling. She knits, I crochet, we have been working on some things and when we got together at my mom's we felted them. Marie has been doing these wonderful big baskets - they work great as cat beds and she made one for her yarn. We also did some baskets, bowls and vases. We did learn that the felting worked better after I had run several loads of wash. The hot water was much hotter and it made a difference in the felting. Here are some of our projects.
|Marie's basket before felting|
|Same basket after one washing; you can still see the stitches|
Same basket after a second wash in hotter water;
much more blending and it is stiffer
This is a moebius basket that works well as a cat basket;
the design has been cat tested!
|Marie's bowl and a moebius basket|
|Pat's two vases (crocheted), same pattern (different rim) same yarn; |
the second one is MUCH smaller, it was washed in hotter water
and it is much stiffer
|First vase with a glass vase and flowers in it|
|Pat's crocheted moss basket or nest. Wool yarn with acrylic green fluffy stuff; |
I want to wash it again
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The directions as they are will work fine for the 1.25 inch cuff using 4 mm beads and size 10 thread except that Row 3 will have 24 stitches not 28.
As with all bead crochet, the "wrong side" becomes the right side, the beads will form on the outside of the tube, there should be NO NEED to turn the cuff at the end.
Here are the corrections.
First - the thread shown is Lizbeth lavender size 20. The holes in chips are often smaller than beads so size 20works better than size 10.
Second you will need about 122 to 133 chips - smaller thread = more rows - I string about 150 chips myself.
The 1.5 blank is basically 2 stitches wider (front and back) than the 1.25 blank
Foundation row - ch 13,
Rnd 1: sc blo in 2nd chain from hook and each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, rotate work and sc in unused loop on next 10 stitches, 2 sc in last stitch, join with sl st to first stitch (26 st) place marker (pm) Move marker up at end of each round
Rnd 2: Ch1 sc in next 12 stitches, 2sc in 13th stitch, sc in remaining stitches, 2stitches in last stitch (28 st) slst in the chain 1 at beginning of row.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout) dc in 1st stitch of previous row, dc in all stitches around, (be careful not to dc in base of ch 3, you will end up adding stitches you do not want) sl st in top of ch 3; ch 3 (28 st)
Rnd 4: Ch 3 Double Crochet in first stitch, dc in 2nd stitch,*dc with bead (dcwb) under both loops (the chips are heavy and need the support) in next dc. Dc in next dc (double crochet without bead). *; repeat from * 4 times. You will have 5 beads on the front of the work alternating with plain dc. Dc in next stitch, dc turning stitch, dc along the back 14 st to the beginning. Slst in top stitch of chain 3.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
What fun, I started sewing and crocheting with doll clothes and here I am full circle again. Cannot wait to create some of my own designs. BTW - the girls loved them, we may have new crocheters coming along!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Blue and brown ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Original Pattern - Pat Cooper Creations February 2013
Copyright February 2013
Please use this pattern to create bracelets for yourself and for gifts. Please do not sell the pattern or items made form the pattern. If you post this somewhere else please refer back to this blog. Thank you for understanding.
size 10 (1.3mm) crochet hook
needle and thread
Friday, February 8, 2013
I have several other examples, but they seem to have disappeared into my studio "black hole". I will post them when the gremlins decide to let them surface. All of these use a basic "cuff cover" adapted for the width of the blank and the weight of the thread or ribbon. New cuff pattern coming in the next post using ribbon instead of beads!
Saturday, January 26, 2013
We are not supposed to publish any of the swatches but below is a picture of the notebook with the final swatches and my pile of "out-takes". Now I have to submit it to be evaluated. There is a backlog (apparently a lot of other folks think that this is a good idea) and I am waiting to hear how long it will take before I can submit it.
To answer a lot of people's questions, I will only get a pin from CGOA if I pass muster (which I consider important) and I am mostly doing it for my own self. I would like to take my crochet journey seriously and this is one step on the way.
|Out-takes and Finished Binder|