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Hello & welcome to Renate Kirkpatrick’s Freeform Crochet~Knit~Fibre Designs.
Explore the many pages of useful & inspiring information to help with your crochet journey: Freeform Crochet,  Crochet Tips & Tricks,  My Published Books, & more.
Please take a moment to check out my Shop where you’ll find my freeform & other crochet pieces: Hats & Headwear, Scarves & Shawls, Handbags, Tea Cosies, Patterns & E-books, & other great stuff.
The Gallery pages are for your enjoyment; you’ll find works that have sold, been donated or given away & happily residing somewhere in the world where I hope they continue to give pleasure & joy.
There’s still much to learn about rebuilding pages & configuring the new shop. Your support so far is greatly appreciated. Thank you…
 

 

Alice Springs 2020 On-line Exhibition results

A huge, & I mean HUGE, thank to my family, friends (both personal & Facebook), crochet class ladies, team & group members who took the time to place a vote for me in the Alice Springs Beanie Festival On-line exhibition. I was pipped at the post in the eleventh hour; but that’s how it goes sometimes. Nevertheless, it was quite a ride & I appreciate everyone’s efforts…

Congratulations to Joan Price for her winning piece ‘Autumn is Awesome’ 

& congratulations to Megan Jack for never giving up

So, that’s it for another year… Let’s look forward to what 2021 brings.

 

2020 Alice Springs Beanie Festival Voting update

Hi everyone, a huge thank you to everyone who has voted in the Alice Springs On-line exhibition. It all ends tomorrow so there is still time to cast your vote, it’s close, so every vote counts.

Here’s a little bit of background for my entry ‘A Pygmy Possum, Wombat & flame Robin enjoying the Alpine Spring

& here’s where to vote

The piece depicts the Flora & Fauna of the Australian Alpine region. As best I could, I tried replicating this landscape with crochet & felting (both wet & needle).

Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2020

As many of you know the Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19.

However, not to be defeated,  the organisers decided on an on-line exhibition where you can vote for your favourite entry. Entries have closed now  & voting has begun.

The theme is ‘Stitching the Seasons’

You can view all entries here.

& this is my entry – ‘A Pygmy Possum, Wombat & Flame Robin enjoying the Alpine Spring

To vote: click on the photo & follow the prompts. You will be sent a confirmation email so you can vote. You only need to do this once.

For those who love the Alice Springs Beanie festival, voting is an active way of supporting the organisers & artists, so pop on over & enjoy.

Tea Cosy to Wow your Guests No 4.

Coral Reef Tea Cosy

From the beginning, when I first became interested in freeform crochet, Coral forms & textures became inescapable inspiration.

The 4th Tea Cosy, of a number I’ve been working on these past months. This is the last one of the collection. I hope you’ve enjoyed these posts & they’ve inspired you with ideas to experiment & have a go too.

The Coral Reef Tea Cosy is available for sale in my shop here.

Tea Cosy to Wow your Guests No 3

Tea & Biscuits.

Tea & biscuits anyone? This was such a fun project. The biscuits & cupcakes look good enough to eat.

The 3rd Tea Cosy, of a number I’ve been working on these past months. I will post one more in the following days as I get photos done. Enjoy & be inspired.

The Tea & Biscuits Tea Cosy is available for sale in my shop here.