Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Walk Before You Run, Jane
Wayuu bags on Pinterest, I thought wow, I must learn tapestry crochet. Pigmini and Jane Eborall are way ahead of me, but they provided further inspiration. Last week I bought some bright cotton yarn to learn with. There are a lot of tutorials on line. I read several and tried to absorb the principles and get different tips from different accounts. I did a few simple exercises, unraveled them and then embarked on this pattern on the Pretty Crochet blog. Hmm, a mistake. I'm really not ready to work with three colours yet. My first attempt was horribly scrunched. I started again with a bigger crochet hook. It still doesn't look right. I decided I had better start with a simpler pattern. I found Kathryn Senior's 'Tapestry crochet Aztec inspired coasters' pattern on Interweave press website. Kathryn Senior also has a blog here. I want a mat for my teapot, not a coaster, so I kept going to make it bigger. It's far from perfect. The back especially is like the vicar's egg - good in parts. But I feel I have made some progress now.