Who is someone that inspired you and why?

Vanessa Barragao This is the lady who has given me so much inspiration. Her work is absolutely sensational. She works on canvas and she uses a latch hook and includes crochet in her designs too. So why am I inspired? Imagine if children in schools were taught crochet art. Imagine if they were able to work on canvas too. Imagine if their designs included a mix of crochet and latch hooking and crochet. Then one day they may be inspired by this wonderful artist too. I am inspired to carry on my passion to get crochet art into schools. Continue reading Who is someone that inspired you and why?

What is a road trip you would love to take?

I am 71. Not long ago Phil and I did the one and only trip of a lifetime that we are ever likely to do. We flew from the UK , bought a campervan and drove from Sydney to Cooktown. I could write a book about this adventure but for now I am late with Prompts on Bloganuary. if you would like to know more do let me know. Especially if you love Australia as we do! could write a book about this adventure but for now I am late with Prompts on Bloganuary. if you would like to know … Continue reading What is a road trip you would love to take?

What was your favorite toy as a child?

I know I had a three wheeler trike. Also for one birthday I was given a pogo stick! But by far my favorite pastime was anything to do with making things. Give me paints, coloured pencils, glue, needle and thread and I was as happy as Larry! One Christmas I was given a very thick drawing book. I took it on holiday and still have the childlike sketches in it to this day…. ballerinas and Scottish mountains! What was yours? Continue reading What was your favorite toy as a child?

When did you last leave your comfort zone?

I am posting an answer to this question as part of the Bloganuary Challenge. I will posting every day in January. Maybe you can let me know your answer too ! For me it was when I had my first Easy Crochet exhibition at the Yarndale Wool Fair in Skipton last September. I was well out of my comfort zone, surrounded by traditional crochet organisers. I was imagining that it was difficult for some idealists to embrace my controversial ideas. Who was I to announce that this was THE new way to learn how to crochet? At least this is … Continue reading When did you last leave your comfort zone?

Beginners Class Telford

In the Uk we are trying to get back to some kind of normal. My first class has now had three sessions at the Severn Hospice with some lovely ladies who are absolute crochet beginners. They are following the new idea of just using two stitches to make things. These are chain and slip stitch, although some have snook in the bullion stitch too because it is such a fun stitch to do and has so much texture. We are having great fun experimenting with this way forward and I love how they surprise me with their work! Continue reading Beginners Class Telford

Crochet work in progress

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

Latch hook crochet goes to Yarndale

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

Crochet book for sale

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

My Journal 11

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

Wednesday live video… my basic stitches!

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!

About this new method..watch the video

fb.watch/25GZI5Nwve/ I am returning to this post to say a little bit more about this recent link. I don’t know if you are getting fed up with lockdown, but in a tragic way crochet and making these videos has been quite quite therapeutic for me. I will try to keep it short, but last october my hubby Phil suffered a serious head injury and was in hospital for two months. I had great support from family and wonderful friends and life was sometimes just bearable for us both. So I get a bit emotional when watching this video as Phil … Continue reading About this new method..watch the video

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Freeform crochet… what is it?

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?