Artful Thursday – Need to Plan Better Next time!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

On Wednesday I was determined to finish crocheting so I could move onto the next step for Artful Thursday.  I’ve been working on this piece for a few days, it’s 6x11” now.

crochet hook case cover

Japanese Craft bookIt will be a crochet hook case cover, from the book  Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts Lacy Crochet*.  I know, it’s a little wonky on top – probably added too many of the picot stitch because I wasn’t really paying attention as I did them.  My plan was to use Kool-Aid to dye the crochet fabric and to block the lopsidedness out of it.  Then I was going to layer it over a piece of wool or linen for the case.  Well… Wednesday night I looked up Kool-Aid dyeing to print out the directions so I could start early on Thursday.  And guess what?  Kool-Aid works on animal fibers, not cotton.  So, the project went down the drain. I wasn’t in the mood to paint the fabric, so I’ll finish the project with a contrasting color beneath.  But I didn’t do it yet.  Dentist appointments, running errands and kids kept me busy all day.

Here’s a picture of a previous week’s finished project – completed with a red spray-painted handle.  When I peeled off all the painter’s tape, I was glad to see all the hardware still working and the label of the case says “Forecast”:

Tamdoll does Decoupage

That’s all I’ve got for now.

Happy Artful Thursday.

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1 comment:

  1. This is such a beautiful piece!! It looks really fun to know how to crochet. Oh and did i tell you how much i love your bag!! It's so gorgeous and i adore that red spray-painted handle!! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

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