Saturday, November 22, 2014

4 swap scrumbles

A little while back I was involved in a 'scrumble swap' on Ravelry.

Here are the 4 that I made and sent, each in the recipient's choice of colours.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

spiral pendant

i enjoy creating small jewellery pieces; since most of my projects take months to complete, sometimes i really like to make something that can be finished at a single sitting ;-)



Saturday, September 20, 2014

old scrumbles - revamped

A couple of weeks ago I discovered 2 scrumbles that had been hiding in a box of yarns.  They were originally made as workshop samples, years ago.

I joined them up and revamped them a bit, and figured they were now worthy of a blog post ;-)


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

a new, non-weekly scrumble ;-)

i thought i would share a few photos of the piece that i made for the latest challenge by the International Freeform Fiberarts Guild.

the theme for the challenge this year was 'one colour', and as you can see, my chosen colour was green.  i would have loved to have had time to create an entire garment, but for the moment my piece remains just a scrumble, but you never know, it might grow into something else one day.  a photo of the entire piece, plus a couple of detail shots, are below.

54 freeformers from around the world took up the challenge this time, and as in previous years, a book containing all of the challenge pieces has been put together, and it has just gone on sale.  every year we donate the profit from the sale of the book to a different charity.

Cyra Lewis has done a fantastic job of putting the collection together, and you can see a preview of the book at
http://www.blurb.com/books/5466596-one-colour

if you are looking for inspiration for your freeform creations take a look through all the preview pages there, but if you like what you see you might also think about buying yourself a hard copy, to help with the fund raising.

enjoy!





 


Friday, June 13, 2014

#52...the last one?


#52...the last one?

Here, at last, is scrumble #52...a rather seaweed-ish one, even if it is rather blue.

I know that I didn't manage to make them very 'weekly', but had I done so, this would have brought us up to the end of the year.

So now a question...do you want me to intermittently keep them going? or have you had enough ;-)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

finally...Scrumble # 51

Well, I guess you may have noticed that I didn't actually get the last 2 'far-from-weekly' scrumbles  done nearly as quickly as I had hoped.

I see that I promised them nearly a year ago.  Ooops! ...sorry about that...where does the time get to?

I did finally finish both a couple of weeks ago, and took photos while I was travelling down south, but am only now getting around to posting the first of the pictures.

Not much of a blogger, am I?


Anyway, here is the first, and a bit about how it was done:

All crochet.  Mostly wool, or wool blend yarns; some smooth, some bouclĂ©.  
Vaguely circular in construction, but changing the height of the stitches in each 'round' created lots of peaks and troughs around the edges.
Most of the stitches were worked into the back loops only of the stitches in the previous rounds, so that the front loops could be used later for a bit of surface embellishment. A few ruffles were added at the centre; some raised crab stitch (reverse single crochet) helped to add definition around the outside.

Many thanks to everyone who is still hanging in there and following this rather quiet blog.

Don't want to spoil you, though, so I won't add the other photo for a day or two ;-)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Week # 50

At last, here is another new scrumble for the blog.

A bit of random lacy knitting with lots of roundish and oval crochet shapes. 

This time I just used some leftover bits and pieces that I unearthed the other day.  They had all been put away together in a bag, but they certainly hadn't been from a single project originally.  Mostly there was just a metre or two of any particular yarn.  Nearly all appeared to be either wool or a wool blend.

The colours were all rather bright, and I decided that I would just go with the combination of scraps that was already in the bag, using them all up and trying to arrange them in a reasonably pleasing way without leaving any out or resorting to adding any extras.

To give a bit of extra dimension to the piece, crab stitch was added to the edges of many of the curved crochet sections.  Sometimes this was done before the smaller pieces were joined on to the scrumble, but sometimes after.

My original intention when I started this blog had been to do a year's worth of scrumbles, adding a new one every week!  Obviously I didn't quite keep things on track that way...but since I am now finally up to #50, I plan to get the next 2 done fairly soon.  That will at least give me all 52 'weeks', even if it has taken me quite a few years to finally get there     ;-)