Well, to be honest, I’m back home again. About 3 weeks ago I was on vacation at the south of France for 2 weeks at a beautiful resort: Chateau Cazalères at Daumazan sur Arize. So that’s why it has been a bit quiet here. And I don’t want to give it a loud shout out on the internet when leaving my home for some time, so I didn’t announce it beforehand. Hope you didn’t miss me too much 🙂 . I took ‘some’ crafting stuff along with me as you can see. Well, you should have seen our car, totally filled up 🙂 🙂 🙂Read More →

Here it is: The Freedom, not Perfection shawl! I am so pleased with this shawl, how it turned out! The colors, the drape, I just love everything about it! And so far I’ve heard only very enthusiastic responses on it. Sounds a bit, ehm, well, you know, not so very humble, but I would lie if I would say I’m not proud of it. I will not do very much talking about it on this blog post, because I wrote  all I wanted to share about it on the page here, or look for it in the crochet patterns menu. So go there, you will findRead More →

This is part 2 about surface crochet. In my previous post, with the accompanying video, I showed how to do straight lines and which options you have doing that. You can also work in diagonal lines. That’s just a straight line too of course, but slanted 🙂 , so it probably won’t suprise you that this works much the same as what you saw me do in the previous video 🙂 . I do pay a bit more attention in this video on how to exactly count your stitches.  You could use that for the straight lines also, by the way. I also show howRead More →

In my previous post I showed a triangular shawl in filet crochet. I will reveal a little bit: I embellished it with surface crochet. I will keep it a secret for a short while how it looks  , because I have to make some video’s about that. So please be patient for a little while, they will come soon! But I do have a video for you about how to do surface crochet on an open background in straight lines. You have several possibilities how to do that. And that is what I will show you in the video I published today. Anchored to the background,Read More →

It is very fashionable at the moment: filet crochet. Why that happens is always something I wonder about, what exactly is that trigger that makes people embrace it all of the sudden?  It looks like someone starts with it, and other people suddenly think: ‘Oh, but that was fun too, let me do that again’. I really like it when a technique, that seems to be ‘forgotten’ for a while, gets back into the spotlight. I did a lot of filet crochet back in the days, especially large pieces with beautiful motifs. In the pre-internet times, when we just bought a Burda-magazine in the storeRead More →