Does anyone crochet?

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15 years 3 months ago #8970 by maggies mum
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At last year Quilting & Craft Fair at Claudelands Hamilton, Digby & I had a crash course in crocheting.
We were particularly interested in the 'felted' items the lady had made.

She uses 100% pure wool and then crochets a variety of things. It was the bags and the hats we were fascinated by. Once she's completed a bag etc she washes it in a hot wash, where it gets agitated(not angry!) and this action 'felts' the wool...here's one I made earlier..

Before After
A couple more


And one I made yesterday
Before
And how it turned out


PS Digby has made heaps of 'em!

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15 years 3 months ago #144513 by Toni - Northland
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Wow, waaaaaaaaay cool. Can you talk and crochet at the same time? :p They are really nice. I tried to crochet those squares once and they turned into pointys. My mother used to crochet and Mother in law as well. I should have another go, but I have just started scrapbooking. Wish I hadn't as it is really really really really adictive. I quilt at night and scrapbook by day.

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15 years 3 months ago #144516 by maggies mum
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Yep can talk, crochet and watch TV!

The last one could have felted up a bit more, I had an experiment, normally I empty some of the water out of the machine and pour in a kettle of hot water and they felt up great. This time I didn't empty out but I did put in the kettle of hot water. So I need to find somewhere in between.
The first 3 are pressies and need to be posted back to the UK this weekend and the last one I dunno.
I'm just going to keep making them and start tryinf different sizes. My neighbour wants me to do one as a pressie for her sister and sh said she'd pay me! So I might be able to sell a few more if I keep going.

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15 years 3 months ago #144520 by LittleLSB
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Crochet always reminds me of my lovely late Nana - she used to be always crocheting something and could easily multi-task it. I have a friend who makes very stylish and trendy crochet hats.

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15 years 3 months ago #144523 by Toni - Northland
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Like the little old lady on the telly ad that crochets covers for air fresheners.

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15 years 3 months ago #144526 by maggies mum
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It's funny you should mention that Toni! The other night I was minding my own business watching Boston Legal or summat can't remember, and I was crocheting the bag above. That Ad came on and BD & Mini-D looked at each other, looked at me, looked at each other again and burst out laughing!

The kids round here when they see us crocheting say "Are you doing your nana knitting??"

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15 years 3 months ago #144532 by Toni - Northland
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There was a knitting programme on Living Channel the other day and they were knitting mouse covers for the computer mouse.:D WHERE HAVE ALL THE CRAFT PROGRAMMES GONE ON THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!:(:(:( All house renovation stuff now. I WANT THE CRAFT PROGRAMMES BACK!!!!!!!!!!

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15 years 3 months ago #144534 by maggies mum
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Toni I'd like to see some pics of your quilts & scrapbooking of you can put them on here, sometime please. I like to see what others do.

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15 years 3 months ago #144561 by Toni - Northland
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I'll take some photos of the quilts and send to Kate to put on. As for the scrapbooking, ummmmmm, just starting and had no one to show me so don't know if I have made them too busy or not. Will take some photos of some of them though. Finished my first album last night. May have to still put some words on them though.

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15 years 3 months ago #144569 by digby
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MM that looks fantastic!!!! I love it.

give you a race... first one to 100 bags!

Bye
Digby [:)]

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15 years 3 months ago #144594 by Toni - Northland
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MM, I have emailed you, but in case I can't receive your reply, can you let me know here if you want me to send you those photos. I now realise that Kate is busy this weekend to put them on this thread.

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15 years 3 months ago #144624 by chooky
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They are neat MM [^][^]- how much do they shrink . I guess any acrylic yarn for the trim would do but that ' feathers ' type stuff looks good.

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15 years 3 months ago #144632 by maggies mum
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Replied to your e-mail Toni!
Chooky I haven't measured them, but I think Digby did. I think they shrink about an inch all round!

The hotter the wash the more they shrink. They are very easy to do, if I can do it anyone can!

Digby..........challenge set!! ;)
PS you do realise now that you're working full time that you won't get as may trips in to Spotlight as I will!

Muhahahahahahaha[}:)]:D

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15 years 3 months ago #144639 by Toni - Northland
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MM, I haven't received your email. Damn, used to get hotmails now I don't. I must have something set wrong. They don't go to my anti spam one, so god knows. Let me know here and I will email them to you if you like.

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15 years 3 months ago #144642 by maggies mum
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OK no problems, just send them to me and I'll put them on Toni!

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