Crochet Handy Hints Pages…..

I’ve been planning this little exercise for some time now & finally found the time to put together these pages of handy hints, hopefully… answering some of the many questions I’m often asked – This is only a beginning… there is so much more to come but I think I’ve made a good start – if only one hint helps one person, I’ll call it a success – stay tuned, I’ll be adding more bits & pieces regularly

~ CROCHET TIPS & TRICKS ~

Amy – How A Felted Jumper Becomes A Handbag – E-book Tutorial

~ This E-book Tutorial (12 pages) is available as PDF downloads from this blog & on Ravelry, Etsy & Zibbet ~

Reclaim that old woollen jumper & turn it into a stylish handbag

It’s easy to become excited about this up-cycled, eco-friendly project & even easier to make. The tutorial takes you through the basics of washing machine felting, laying out pattern or template & embellishments – the step-by-step instructions are given in written form with clear photos & diagrams with some alternatives included

Requirements:

* Old woollen jumper

* Top-load washing machine

* Pure soap

* Template – 26 cm (10”) embroidery hoop or strong cardboard

* Sewing machine

* Crochet hooks of choice

* Eyelash yarn of choice

* Plain 8ply yarn of choice

* Sharp scissors

* Darning needle

* Sewing needle & strong cotton thread

* 2 buttons/beads

Bleu` Flush & Rustic finally see the light of day..

Bleu` Flush & Rustic are 2 projects that I have been working of a while but they are finally done & dusted. Although I was unsure how it would work, I decided to incorporate all 16 motifs into each piece & I’m delighted with the results

 

 

E-book – 16 Individual Lace Motifs is available for sale, from here & from Ravelry

Hello & welcome to rensfibreart….

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…
 

 

Flower Patterns up & running

In response to everyone who PM’d me about Gran’s Garden patterns, they are now up & running for sale – as a whole & as individual patterns – enjoy!!

Patterns (for both the complete rug & individual squares) are in written & diagram form, using UK & US terminology & include abbreviations, special stitch drawings & instructions.

Gran’s Garden 25 Flower Patterns – $25 USD visit my Ravelry store, or

Individual Flower Pattern – $2.50 USD ea – visit my Ravelry Store

Instructions for joining squares & the all-round border (for those of you who select just a few of the flower patterns) is a free PDF downloadvisit my Ravelry Store

Please remember – I’m very happy for you to use any of my patterns for fun, personal challenge, gifts & fundraisers – but not so happy if you re-print them for others or sell them for profit – you know the drill -copyright & all that!! Thanks for your help here….
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