Saturday, 4 October 2008

Freeform Crochet @ Rowan

Last weekend I was up at Green lane Mill doing a freeform crochet workshop for Rowan Yarns. The group were AMAZING and really got to grips with the idea of working without a pattern. All participants started off by making a 'flower' from the same pattern, but soon these developed into very different pieces, some became frilly, others had petals and leaves attached, but each one was totally unique and diverse.

Working from a design source the ladies then went on to create their own freeform pieces. Some went on to tackle scumbling which is like a crochet version of patchwork. Others tried to reproduce their design inspiration in a more literal way and ended up with pieces that looked like flowers and leaves. There was even a rather wonderful seahorse produced by Avril.

It was a really great weekend. I hope I get to see some finished freeform pieces......