Experimenting with Tunisian Crochet
This week has been one of those weeks where I feel that I have done a lot but there isn’t a lot to show for it. I don’t have any finished objects but I do have some pieces that may well turn into finished objects at a later date.
Some of you may remember this bracelet that I made:
I felt that it worked really well so dug out my faithful crochet book and decided to look at the formerly neglected Tunisian crochet section.
I started off in wool as it is a technique that I am unfamiliar with and wool is far easier to rip back than wire! (It is also easier to see each stitch!)
I only did very small samples but as you can see Tunisian Crochet makes quite a dense material. I do like the patterns. I then did them in fine wire:
As you can see using wire opens the stitch up nicely. They look very different don’t they? Add a few beads and I think some bracelets may be made. Hopefully I shall get around to it this week.
Have any of you tried Tunisian Crochet? I would love to know what you think about it.
The other major thing I did this week was to watch a free webinar from The Design Trust on Twitter. I learnt loads and I would definitely recommend watching it. It remains free until Feb 28th so be quick. One of the sections is on the 10 minute Twitter session. Apparently this is all the time you need to spend! I also found HootSuite through this which I really love – you can have several feeds on the page at one time, can follow tags, schedule tweets and even tweet a link straight from a web page. You also get analysis. I am sure that you are probably all using something like this but it is all new for me!
The final thing is that I have joined my first ever CAL (Crochet along). If you crochet and are interested in joining in (there are even prizes up for grabs) then have a look at this link. The more that join in the better
As always I will be heading over to Handmade Harbour, glass of wine in hand, to see what wonderful creations other people have been up to this week. Do join me – it is great way to spend a Sunday evening.