fb.watch/25H4_Cpldm/ I am revisiting this post to see if the link to my video works and hay ho it does!!! So if you click on the link you will find one of my latest videos all about the basic stitches that I use for latch hook crochet. I am pleased it works because this is one of my better videos. It is really informative and I tend not to talk too much drivel as I have done in the past. I am also quite chuffed because I am hopefully getting my head around some of this confounded techno bumf!! Do … Continue reading Wednesday live video… my basic stitches!
For a few months of the year, I’m lucky to stay on our boat in Australia! So here I am, relaxing with lots of time to start some Freeform Crochet projects! So what is freeform crochet? Freeform crochet can be described as “patternless”, and is often referred to as “painting with yarn”. Incredibly fun and relaxing, there is no wrong way or right way… only your way. I love to use finer yarns and a small latch hook. A latch hook is traditionally used for rug making and sometimes hair braiding, but I have found a new and easy way to crochet! … Continue reading Freeform crochet… what is it?
Did you know the answer? A latch hook is usually used for making rag rugs or hooked rugs. It is slightly similar to a traditional crochet hook but it a latch to hold the yarn when a loop is pulled … Continue reading What is a latch hook?
One of the basic stitches introduced for crochet is Tunisian Crochet Simple Stitch. Did you know, I teach crochet with a latch hook instead of a traditional crochet hook? It’s so much easier! Don’t believe me? Check out my other … Continue reading Tunisian Crochet
It is the week before Christmas and I have just sent my Crochet book off to the printers. It should be for sale on Amazon in a couple of months! It’s all about Latch hooking for beginners but not in the rag rugging sense… it’s all about making traditional crochet much easier to teach and learn! *edit …. it is now available for sale.. check it out! Meanwhile I am returning to this blog to share some of the ideas in the book. It is all about a fresh look at crochet using a latch hook! So it’s a new … Continue reading Latch Hooking for Beginners
youtube/Wo3mzrCtKi8 Do watch this space, this is likely to be the first of many links to my YouTube Channel videos. This one is a demo of me making my crocheted shawl using a latch hook. If you have never seen me latch hooking then do check this out.Click the link above. Then do subscribe too. You May comment there on YouTube or below this post in the comments below! Continue reading Crochet work in progress
I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted as an exhibitor at the Yarndale Wool Fair at Skipton in Yorkshire. I have always wanted to go but to have my own display there is awesome! Tickets are already on sale for 24th and 25th September 2021. I am so excited to be able to put Latch Hook Crochet out there. Lockdown hasn’t helped me one bit, so it’s been years getting anywhere. Phil and I are planning how we can build my stall. I am also hoping to be able to have workshops too. How cool is that? … Continue reading Latch hook crochet goes to Yarndale
Great news! After lots of learning curves , I am now able to send you an email copy of my book ‘ Latch Hook Crochet for beginners’ . You will need to contact me via your email and then pick up your ebook copy using Dropbox which is very easy. Then when it arrives I will send you a PayPal request for only £3 , that’s a bargain and my book will then be on your computer. Latch Hook Crochet for Beginners Continue reading Crochet book for sale
This is really my Journal 12, but I think I saw somewhere that to reach more folks we need to make titles more searchable. Or is that just Facebook and Instagram? Correct me if I am wrong ok. So I immediately thought of blogging 101 because that was the name of the blogging course that I took way back in 2016! Do check out my blog which catalogs our years of the good life when we were attempting self sufficiency. We dad manage to produce everything on our plates for a while,but to be honest it’s hard work and a … Continue reading Blogging 101
Do you find yourself constantly trying to keep all the balls up in the air? That’s how I am feeling, but I am still here!! so here is the rundown… Daily post on Instagram Learn and make another reel Post in my new neglected fb group!! ‘Latch Hook Crochet Fibre Art’. Edit movies in IMovie post videos from Instagram onto YouTube Checkout why couple couldn’t book my Airbnb Experience! Why? Post another newsletter from my blog email list. Continue writing my latest book. Book two… The Simplest Way to Crochet. Write my Journal blog post…… Done What’s your list like? … Continue reading My Journal 11
Do you ever get overwhelmed by the amount of stuff that you take on? The first thing I am trying to get used to is this new block editor!!! Is any one on Instagram. I am ‘crochetfreeform’. Let me know who you are ok. So on there I have a weekly plan that I can never keep up with. Teacake Tuesday WIP Wednesday Thought for Thursday Freeform Friday Sales on Saturday School on Sunday Catch up Monday I have done with online coaching and online challenges for a while. But I am experimenting with a program called Designrr and I … Continue reading My Journal 10
After an overhaul at the docs I decided it’s time I had a health kick up the bum!! Over Covid lockdown I have become a couch potato addicted to chocolate! What is Your favourite chocolate? Mine is Lindt white chocolate truffle balls! They are so yummy I just can’t stop at one. Sooo they are not on my shopping list or in my shopping trolley! Soooo guess what! I am now a fully paid member of my local swimming pool. And I am booked in for three sessions a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Yeah! And the healthy eating diet … Continue reading My Journal… is it 10?
Crazy days ,down on the farm…. this poor hen could not boot her chicks off for weeks! Would you do this to a hen? Let me know!💜💛💚💙❤️🧡🟠🔵🟣🟡🟢🔴 https://www.instagram.com/tv/CPyOI0OH875/?https://www.instagram.com/tv/CPyOI0OH875/? Continue reading Journal 9
I have posted about the importance of reviews .I wanted to share this one with you! I am so chuffed with this recent feedback. These two lovely ladies found us on Airbnb, who we use to advertise our glamping site. I have also been accepted for my classes as an Airbnb Experience, which is great for local crafters to attend. My mum and I had a wonderful stay in Roz and Phils beautiful glamping site. It was so peaceful and was the perfect escape from work. We made dinner on the bbq and kept warm by the fire in the … Continue reading Do read this!!!
I am like this lady here, but a lot older! I am hoping to connect with other folks who have opted to learn a bit more about blogging, even though I have been doing it for along time and I have a few different blogs. So today I learned how to find a random image. And to add tags, I think! Continue reading my journal 8
I had an email today from WordPress, with a half price course on successful blogging. Today I began my learning modules and the first thing I have learned already is how to add a block to add a video from my YouTube Channel. How cool is that I say! i have had a blog for years but when it changed to the block system I couldn’t get it! So here we go! Here is another video….. I have loads!! Aww nooooo! This is my first Granny Roz video…… it really is an embarrassing hoot!!it’s so funny, even makes me chuckle … Continue reading Journal 7…. This is a hoot!
if you are new to this craft the following YouTube video from my YouTube channel is by far the best way to start. This tutorial breaks down the process of making a chain really easy to do, especially if you are teaching your child. First master how to make a chain yourself. Continue reading How to teach Latch Hook Crochet
Hello again! Aw we have been incredibly busy. At last our Glamping season has begun again. We are open for bookings , here in Shropshire! Phil has also been busy sorting out a grey water system for our new home. … Continue reading Journal 6
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accounts.google.com/CheckCookie Over on Facebook I have begun to try and make a live video every day. I am keen to show up as often as possible to reach parents and children to get them started in this new hobby. You might ask why I am passionate about this. And the reason is because it is fun and easy to do. I have met so many people who say that crochet is hard to do. I also use a freeform approach which is a creative no pattern approach. And this can also lead to a fibre art using canvas and unique … Continue reading Journal 5
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I am posting to my blog from my iPhone for the first time!! There is always a first time!! The day our new home arrived! It’s in the drive! Wooow, Nobby, Lucy and the boys stayed over the following weekend and put in the decking and the steps. It’s the 8th May 2021 , a very rainy day. This next photo was taken from the bus window. Continue reading My journal 4
Its been a few days since I posted. The reason is because we moved out of our big yellow bus and into our onsite static home. It was delivered last saturday on my birthday! This week is birthday week for us as my mum had her zoom 101st birthday, which was fantastic seeing our family meet from NZ and Australia. Yesterday was Phil’s birthday too …. but not until next years big 0 one! I will upload some photos of the static home and the bus when I can learn how to retrieve them from icloud. This is a tech … Continue reading My journal 3
OhI am so sorry I didn’t get to do a WIP Wednesday live this week!It’s been manic, really manic. Soon we will be moving out of our big yellow bus and into the luxury palace, I told Phil this morning on the other hand we could call it The Ark!In actual fact it is a 37 foot static caravan….. one of those big things that people go on holiday to the seaside in!It’s not your average home, but it is bigger than a bus, or a show wagon, or an ocean going cruiser, or an airstream , or a narrowboat … Continue reading The Ark
It’s a long while since I lived in a house! 25years in a family house. 10 years on a narrowboat. Then a camper, show wagon, airstream, ocean cruiser, yellow bus and we are moving into a lovely big static home this weekend ….. can’t wait to hang my clothes up in a wardrobe! Today we travelled up to Winsford where I had my 2nd vaccine. We then picnicked at Delamere Forest and had a lovely walk in the sunshine. It was an amazing blue sky day. We are so excited about our new home arriving tomorrow. Watch out for the … Continue reading My Journal Journey 2
So this is my question. My new platform is Instagram.it’s so visual and easy to post my photos on there. it’s all about getting seen. I have neglected this blog a lot, so I thought I would ask if anyone was trying to use them both as I am. which platform are you on? Where can you be found? Does anyone use Pinterest? which do you prefer and why? I have a YouTube channel but even that is sadly neglected! my latest effort is to show my face more. What do you think? Continue reading Blogging v Instagram?