Saturday, 23 June 2012

Guest Blogger Week 18 Susan Kennedy


I would like to say a huge welcome
to Susan 
 from Susan Kennedy
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Today I'm working on tapestry crochet! I love it, for some reason it never occurred to me to change colors so easily. You just start out with two or more yarns, and the ones which are not part of the design at the moment are just being carried along and are worked on top of. You can see in the photo above: that blue variegated yarn is just cruising along, hidden...UNTIL it's needed! Then you insert your hook, pick up the blue, and finish the sc with it. There's a lot more to it than that, if you want you can find any number of youtube videos on tapestry crochet.

I find it exciting to be able to create a repeating design with graph paper, the way knitters and crocheters have done for ages -- but to do so without annoying color changes! The catch is that three or more colors can get a bit bulky.

It's a switch from my usual applique and flower designs. My latest in that vein is a chameleon inspired by Pascal (in "Tangled"). You can find him in the store links below, so if you're so inclined, check out my latest at My Etsy Pattern Store or at My Ravelry Pattern Store
My 4-Chapter Mini Treasury



is also on Ravelry right now for $9.99. It's one of my many small, low-commitment project collections!
Thanks for looking and keep that hook in your hand, it'll keep you out of trouble!
Susan Kennedy
www.susankennedy.com
www.susanlinnstudio.etsy.com

Thank you ever so much Susan.
Tapestery Crochet looks very interesting!
I haven't tried it yet but I think I'll give it a go.
I hope you will all join me in thanking Susan 
for her wonderful post.
I also hope you will pop over
and see more of her wonderful work.



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11 comments:

  1. That is one of the reasons I like tapestry crochet. The only thing that bugs me about it at times is that it takes so much longer to make something and yes, carrying 3 or 4 yarns does get bulky! :)
    Great post, thank you for sharing what you're doing.

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      I have forwarded your wonderful comments to Susan :-)

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  2. Thank you! I have seen a pattern that uses tapestry and didn't know if I was up for the challenge. I'm super excited now!

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  3. You should be able to click on the link in my post and or in my sidebar to go right to the page to join. I tried to send an email, but it said that wasn't a correct email address, when you said google mail, did you mean gmail?

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  4. I tried it again using gmail and it went through, so if that's your email ady, check your in box

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  5. Thank you for sharing! What a neat technique. Thank you, Susan and Sue :-)
    Blessings,
    Kate

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    1. Thanks Kate I have forwarded your wonderful comments to Sue

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  6. I'm not too familiar with knitting and crocheting techniques because it isn't my main medium, but I do love them both (preferably knitting over crocheting though).

    What a neat post! Maybe I'll have to dust off my needles and yarn soon :)

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    1. Thanks you ever so much! I have forwarded your lovely comments to Susan!

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Thank you ever so much for commenting!
I love reading everything you put and I will try and reply but it just depends on my health.
Thanks Sue