It is the anniversary of when I began to learn to crochet and so I have been hooking for 2 whole years! I have learnt so much and there is still so much I could learn. And I like to learn!
Many people have said to me they WANT to learn...well go on! Do it!
You need a ball of 8ply yarn and a 4mm hook.
No one to teach you? Try the internet. That is how I learnt.
The brilliant thing is that there are so many tutorials online and on YouTube aimed at the beginner. Classes were not possible due to my being housebound and because I just didn't have the $75 an hour fee for the group class!
There are also craft groups around. Hunt them down in your local area... or start one!
Try Meetup: meet people in your local community who share your interests. I am a member of a couple groups and go to these social meetings when my health allows.
And have you considered asking your friends and family if anyone knows anyone who could teach you??
This project is quite simple and even beginners can learn to make a granny square. Here are some photos of my Just Little Things Blanket 365 Days project where I make one square a day with the colour representing something I want to remember or celebrate. I hope it inspires you to get crafty!
aka Queen Babs
Three of the tree yarnbombs and one bike rack yarnbomb is complete at the NCIE, George Street Redfern. More bike racks to go... 6 of them...plus pompoms and decorations to add.
I must have been crazy when I thought up this installation. My black and white drawings have come a long, long way. So many stitches by Yarnbombers United have grown to require massive hours of sewing together and then hours of installation.
Thank you all for your contribution so far.
Thanks to my mum and dad Valerie and Ken for helping out with installing the tree yarnbombs. My mum personally sewed 2 of the tree yarnbombs completely on her own...up and down that ladder, you should have seen it! Fabulous.
Soon we will also add the pompoms made by the After School Care program children at NCIE. That will make it even more special and a community art project and gift to Redfern. I invite you to come down and see the creativity and enjoy the colour.
And so we reach the pointy end of the NCIE installation!
This week I will be starting classes with local school children in crochet and pom-pom making. This ought to be an amazing experience. I am very excited.
A small group of us are gathering this weekend to sew the decorations to the bases and over the next 2-3 weeks we are preparing to install all the wonderful pieces crochet, knitted and created by Yarnbombers United. Lots of sewing to do.
So much effort and commitment by so many wonderfully creative people... Thanks to everyone. It is going to look wonderful!
Cheers all !
Progress on the yarnbomb for the Rainbow tree has stuttered to a stop as I prepare to leave for Queensland to prepare for our wedding.
There shall be a flurry of stitching after the big day and everything returns to semi-normal :)
This photo gives you an idea of my pattern. I am currently writing this it down to share (with the help of some friends). It will be available for all crocheters to play with. It will not have the instructions for covering a tree (!), but can be used for a blanket or cushion.
See you on the other side of the wedding day,
Queen Babs <3