Monday, July 2, 2012

on merging fabric and crochet

Happy Monday, friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was spent mostly playing on the beach, sleeping in a tent, eating tons of s' mores and having fun.

beautiful sunset by the lake
As you can imagine, there was not any sewing done over the weekend. It was actually a pretty nice break, no sewing, no computer (yeah, a very low tech trip) but now I'm excited to jump back in. Well, right after I finish tons of laundry and manage to "de-sand" our belongings.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a few pictures of my newest obsession. I've been trying to merge sewing and crochet into some fun projects. I did not have that much success yet, there was a lot more undoing than crocheting itself. But, I finally managed to crochet a pretty decent trim on this pillow. I used this tutorial.


What really got me started was this fusion blanket and Corey's crochet along. Even though I bought most of my supplies already, I'm just not sure if working on this blanket is for me. The reason?


These are my two tryout blocks. The second one is definitely a lot better looking than the first one, but I still have to work out my stitches so they lay nice and flat. It will definitely take some time before I have it all figured out and I might not want to put any more time into it right now. I'll see.

What have you been up to? Any new projects?

11 comments:

  1. I love that pillow! I have never tried crochet, is it difficult?

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  2. Beautiful pillowcase. That is on my list to make too. I actually wrote about merging the two in a post when I first started blogging and posted a few ideas -I'll email you the link if you are interested.

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  3. Your stitches may be fine, it may simply be that the crochet bits need to be "blocked" -- i.e., steamed with an iron or gotten wet and then pinned flat. That's something most knitters have to do and it may make a huge difference to your trims...just an idea!
    Valerie

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  4. Merging fabric and crochet... hmmm... that is very interesting. I love both so why not love them together?! :-) I'm going to check out those links and see if I'm courageous enough to give it a try! Love the pillowcase and those blocks really aren't that bad. Valerie's suggestion to "block" the crochet part might actually solve your problem. Nice work!

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  5. They look beautiful and I selfishly hope you'll persevere, so I can see the results!

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  6. I'm having the same problem--and I'm one of the cohosts. Yikes! Your pillowcase is beautiful!

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  7. I think your "tryout" blocks are beautiful. I don't crochet, but I think not lying flat gives them some charm.

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  8. That looks like a lovely place to spend a weekend, and love the look of the combined sewing/crochet

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  9. I really think I will try a pillowcase, yours is just beautiful.

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  10. i really really love the pillow trims! good work :)
    recently i took out my crochet needles and re-tried crocheting.. too embarrased to show:P just not that good at it...

    xx
    Grace

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  11. I love crochet pillows. I don't know how to do crochet and limited knowledge about knitting!! This is so pretty!! I need to learn how to do these..

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