Thursday, 30 August 2012

my creative space . . . weekend crafting

Last Sunday I started experimenting with slightly longer sections of crochet lace I've been practicing making  . . . . after a little playing around with them and draping them around my wrist, I came up with . . .  


. . . a sort of a lacy wrist cuff - very ornate as you can see, but I just decided to go a bit over the top with it as I was enjoying the whole process of putting it together and  playing with the textures and shapes.  I'm not sure if I'm quite lady-like enough to carry off such a fanciful, romatic cuff - but maybe someone else would, so it might end up as a gift :)  Here's some more shots of it . . .

I added a chain loop for closure and  a wooden button, plus a little pearl button at the top for extra snug fitting . . .


I think it needs a hand with lovely long fingers and nails to show it off properly (my nails are only a little longer than usual as the pesky nail clipper has done a disappearing act again - that's my boys for you!!)




I've basically added a couple of rows of treble crochet to one edge of lace and double crocheted the two sections together on the reverse side - and hey presto, it worked a treat!  (it was a bit of a fluke really, if I'm honest, hehe)

I really like it just as a little art-piece in it's own right - this  crochet lace thing has really got me hooked, hehe!

P.S.  The lace is really not difficult to make from the pattern (Learn to Crochet by Coats).  I used a 3mm hook and 4 ply cream cotton yarn (Lyrics Puppet cotton).  

I'll  definitely be making more lace - very addictive!

More creative goings-on over here- Byeee :)

Alison xx

9 comments:

Alessandra said...

smart and creative girl!!!
xxxx Alessandra

karen said...

This is stunning! Something I could only dream of creating.

Claire said...

Hey Alison, what a lovely piece of work, definitely romantic with a delicate old world feel about it.
I can imagine how addictive it is to make. Your crochet skills are coming along in leaps and bounds....

Claire x

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Oooh this is so pretty! I love how you've used a wooden button and a pearl button together, very sweet. :)

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

That's gorgeous Alison! Your crochet is beautiful and even if this is a bit of a fluke, the end result is great. So difficult modelling cuffs isn't it.

Biba said...

So pretty, you're a genius with a hook! I've never attempted lace crochet - perhaps I should give it a try...

BigLittle said...

Lovely as always, xx

sajuki said...

great !
Greetings from Poland,
Katarzyna
sajuki.blogspot.com

june at noon said...

This is exactly why I like to crochet lace cozies for rocks--it's so fun to just start and get going and see what comes of it. Lovely!