Friday, February 21, 2014

More tapestry crochet, hearts this time!


Hi there.
So I thought today I'd show you some more tapestry crochet that I hooked up last week.  I can't get enough of this technique, I just love working with the two colours. 
This is my "Nine of Hearts" pattern, fairly obvious!  This is a nice big face washer, a bit rectangular, but that's ok.



I am going to make a little series of heart washers using the Cascade Ultra Pima that I bought on holiday, the colours are so nice, I think they will look great.


I have to rope my son into helping me wind the hanks into balls, he is not that keen, I think a bit of bribery might sweeten the deal!
I'm also hooking away at the 'Wheels within wheels' blanket behind the scenes. I think a trip to Bendigo Knitting Mills is called for, I have run out of grey background colour and can't tell which shade it is from the website (the label is long gone!).
Next time I think I will choose a colour that I stock in my shop, it should make getting more a bit easier.

How is your crafting going?
Got any fun plans for the weekend?  It is festival time in our town this weekend so we'll probably head out and see the fireworks, I love a good fireworks display!

Have great weekend.
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59 comments:

  1. Wonderful washer, congratulations, it looks cute, bye, have a good day, anna

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  2. I love your hearts washer. Great way to get little peeps to keep clean. I was lucky to get to use my friend's swift this week - so easy to make balls from skeins. They are expensive to buy so I'm very grateful I know somebody with one.
    S xx

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    1. I wish I had a swift, (or knew someone with one!) it would make things a lot quicker and easier. Thanks for stopping by! J xxx

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  3. Hello Jules, I've read your blog for a long time, so many gorgeous creations...this heart design is just perfect! I've been so interested in tapestry crochet, this really inspires me to give it a go - these are the best hooky hearts I've seen! Chrissie x

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    1. Hi Chrissie, thanks for your kind words! I love tapestry crochet, it is really easy to do too, I'm glad you're inspired to give it a crack! Thanks for stopping by, J xx

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  4. I love your washer - it's beautiful! Where would I find the pattern?
    I love Bendigo Woollen Mills! I am hoping to talk my husband going to Bendigo when we hit Victoria, just so I can go to the shop and buy more yarn (that I probably don't need because I already have 2 boxes of yarn under the bed!).
    The Cashmerino you're selling looks just divine too. Oh my weakness!

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    1. Hi Heike, Glad you like the washer, the pattern is one I have made up, but I will probably put it up here at some stage, have to get onto it! :) And yes, I love going to Bendigo too, although I have quite a bit more than 2 boxes of yarn around this place all ready!! :) Are you coming back to Victoria next? J xx

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  5. Beautiful and it makes me smile! A lot!!!
    Xxxxxxxx Ale

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    1. Thanks Ale, you are very kind!! :) J xx

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  6. Gorgeous! I really must give tapestry a go.
    What yarn are you using for the Wheels within Wheels blanket? I have a shade card if I can be of any help?

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    1. Thanks Becci, I love tapestry , I'm sure you would too!
      I think I am using Luxury 8ply but not entirely sure! Thanks for the offer of the shade cards, now that I think about it, my mum has shade cards too I think, so might pop down with a sample and match it up, thanks for the idea, should have thought of it myself!! :) thanks for dropping by, J xx

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  7. When you first started making tapestry crochet washers i thought it would look good as a heart and now you have gone and done it. Lovely well done. such a sweet project

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    1. Thanks Monique, I like the hearts too! J xx

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  8. HI Jules
    Your hearts are sooo pretty, I would love to see photo's of how you work in this method. Cant wait to see more in different colours, you are too clever !
    Have a lovely weekend of festivities,
    Kate x

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    1. Hi Kate, Thanks for stopping by, always nice to hear from you! :) I have made a tutorial for the harlequin tapestry crochet pattern, and this is basically the same technique, just a different picture created. The tutorial is in the archives, I'll try and link to it in my next post! have great weekend, J xx

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  9. Loving the hearts and the colours Jules, just gorgeous........
    Can't wait to see more wonderful combs......I think the green and pink would look gorgeous together, hehe.......
    Enjoying the cooler temps up here, Autumn is definitely in the air, yay.

    Have a great weekend,

    Claire Xx

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    1. Thanks Claire, it is cooler here this weekend too, very nice indeed! Hope you have great weekend too! J xx

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  10. Beautiful!!!!! Me encanta. Lo tengo que intentar. Los colores y el diseño. Enhorabuena!! Trabajo sensacional. Buen fin de semana. :-)

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  11. Beautiful....utterly beautiful. I love all that you do Jules.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    Vanessa xxx

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    1. Thanks Vanessa, you're making me blush! :) You make pretty gorgeous stuff yourself! Have a great weekend, J xxx

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  12. Your hearts are great and add a note of something pretty to your washer! Hope that you can get the colours of yarn that you want! xx

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  13. I love the way tapestry looks too - but always have trouble with the technique. it would be great to see how you do this (and what it looks like on the back). Is it just a mess of criss crossed colours, like mine?

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    1. Hi Megan, no the back should look the same as the front, you don't carry the unused colour across the back, you crochet over it as you go along the row, so it should end up under the row of stitches, hidden away and neat! I will post a picture of the back to show you how mine looks. Thanks for visiting! J xxx

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  14. I love those hearts and the colours, beautiful.

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  15. Be still my beating heart! I just love your washcloth, Jules. Clever you.

    As for Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, it's one of my absolute favourites. Crochet hooks glide through it like butter and the range of colours is second to none.

    Heather x

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    1. Thanks Heather, you are too kind! I am looking forward to having ago at the Cashmerino, everyone seems to think it is lovely to use. Have great weekend, J xx

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  16. I'm wondering if this method is also known as jacquard crochet - that I used for this Union Jack cushion? I don't usually post links to my own bloglette but am curious.
    http://thelittleroomofrachell.wordpress.com/tag/union-jack-cushion/
    I also have a request - can you show the back of your work? I did and it's been very popular as people like to see what it looks like both sides.
    I think that's my list completed Jules! Great work, as always.

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    1. Hi Rachell, I had a look at your Union Jack cushion ( lovely btw!) and no, this technique is different, you don't do 'blocks' of colour , rather the two colours are swapped along each row , if you know what I mean, harder to explain than to do! And I haven't shown the back of my work because with this technique the work is the same on the back, it is completely reversible, because you are crocheting over the thread not in use it is very neat and tidy! I will put a photo of the back up so you can see what I mean. Thanks for visiting and for commenting, it's always nice to hear from crafty peeps! :) J xx

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  17. Hello! First time posting. Just love these hearts, and the color combo! I have on my to do list your other tapestry beauties. A long time crocheter myself, and I have to say your crochet is always so lovely and your color choices are second to none. A few hearts I did recently, if you care to look.http://www.flickr.com/photos/craftygal/12519971455/
    Happy weekend! :)

    Angela

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Angela, you are very generous! I am going to go and check out your photos on Flickr after I finish here! Thanks for visiting and have great weekend, J xx

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  18. You have filled my heart with your hooky loveliness x

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    1. Thank you Linda, I like to share the happiness that is crochet! :) Have a lovely weekend! J xx

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  19. I love those colors together! Thanks for sharing.
    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/02/bonfire-wedding-blanket.html

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    1. Thanks Sheila, always happy to share! Thanks for visiting, J xx

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all. :)
    Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne, I'm glad you like it, I'm happy to share the love! :) Thanks for visiting, J xx

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  21. Oh yes! I love these hearts. I did learn the tapestry diamond pattern in the end, though I didn't much like the yarn I used, so I didn't really "make" anything with it. I think that Cascade might be a good idea.

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    1. Hi NW, I am liking the Cascade, it has a nice sheen to it and great colours, think I might save up and add it to my shop. I think the tapestry technique is easy once you get the hand of it, and then the world is your oyster! Thanks for popping by, J xx

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  22. Hi Jules! This tapestry pattern looks awesome! I still haven't tried this crochet technique, but I want very much to!
    You use lovely color sin your work :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. A beautiful design! You inspire me :)

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  24. Liebe Jules,
    meinen allerherzlichsten Glückwunsch zu 2.500 Lesern - dein Blog ist so toll - ich habe ihn soeben entdeckt und freue mich schon darauf, mehr von dir zu sehen und zu lesen.
    Viele, herzliche Grüße aus der Windmühle
    Iris

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  25. I can remember holding the wool for my mum as she wound it into balls. As we grew older she also outsourced the winding. One kid would hold and another would wind, giving mum more knitting time.
    Love your wash cloths!

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  26. I really want to try that.crochet style. I'm crocheting a ripple blanket at the moment with Cascade 220. When I need to wind I either drape the hank around the tops of 2 kitchen chairs or I sit cross legged and put the hank around my knees.

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  27. when I decided last summer to learn how to spin my own yarn I knew I was going to have to invest in a swift and a ball winder. I found a great duo on Amazon made my Stanwood. The swift was about $66.00 and the ball winder was I think $61.00 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0078T6KQY/ref=oh_details_o06_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . I know that's no small sum but they just make things so much easier, plus I purchased them one at a time. I would highly recommend this particular brand... extremely well made with the base made out of heavy metal. The swift is also very well made and sturdy... I wouldn't trade either one for a million bucks... ok maybe a million but not a penny less, :D
    Hugs and enjoy your weekend,
    Beth P

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  28. Love the hearts! I wish I could crotchet!

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  29. This is so gorgeous!! Love it! xoxo

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  31. I recently tried out tapestry crochet after reading some of your earlier posts on it and I love it! I just love these hearts too! They're beautiful!

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  32. Jules-- love your tapestry hearts. shared a link to your beautiful tapestry work in a facebook group that I'm in. I just love your polka dots, harlequin pattern and now hearts (the cutest hearts ever!). Always something beautiful to find here!

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  33. Hi Jules, I happen to find this blog thru another site that i frequent. I am in love with the washcloths. I love your blaket too. Both are very advanced for me as I just strted to knit. But i will save this blog the colors just make me smile.
    Thank you Donna

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