Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tapestry crochet clouds, and a winner!


Hello.
It has turned quite chilly here, we have been spoiled with some lovely mild weather recently, so I guess it was just a matter of time before we got some proper cold stuff with Winter just around the corner.
Quite appropriately for such a gloomy day, I have been hooking up some clouds, a new pattern in the tapestry crochet technique.  I'm pretty happy with how it is turning out.  My husband only needed one guess to get that they were clouds, so that's a win.  (Although he also thought they looked a bit like space invaders, but clouds was his first guess, so I'm going with that.)

This is going to be a little cloudy washcloth.  I love making washcloths using tapestry crochet. They are just the right size to stave off boredom and get finished in a day or two.  I think I might have a little play with a different edging pattern this time.  I usually go for a picot edging, but this might look good with a nice scalloped edge.  Hmmm, we'll see.




It is also time for a winner of the May giveaway! Thank you for the great response to these giveaways, I can't believe so many peeps enter, it is so nice to hear from so many readers, thanks so much for leaving a comment.  I wish I had something for you all! xxx
Anyway, the winner for May is Rie!  Congratulations Rie!  I'll be in touch to get a postal address and pop your prize in the mail for you. 

So, that's about it for now, I'm off to finish my clouds and make some soup.
What are you up to?

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35 comments:

  1. Your crochet cloud is beautiful!

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  2. I haven't come across tapestry crochet before. Are you carrying both colours all the time? Very effective, I must do some research :)

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  3. The clouds look amazing! And exactly like clouds - this will be the prettiest washcloth around! You'll have to do one in black with colourful space invaders for your hubby next... ;-) This has really inspired me to finally try tapestry crochet, I've wanted to for so long, and a washcloth would be a less intimidating, quicker project. Congrats to the lucky winner, too! Chrissie x

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  4. Love the clouds, your tapestry crochet is very even. I made a blanket which includes this technique in some of its squares and I found it tricky not to work it too tight, I had to go up several hook sizes.
    S xx

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  5. OOOoooo I love it! Thank you for sharing!
    Lisanne
    www.draadenpraat.blogspot.com

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  6. lovely clouds!!!! I have a similar pattern in one of my japanese books : I should try!!!! ;oD
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  7. Beautiful clouds! :) I wish to make same. Do you use cotton yarn for washclothes?
    Congrats to the winner! Happy for her!

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  8. This is brilliant Jules! Love it. Is it similar to fair isle knitting/colourwork, I haven't heard of Tapestry Crochet, must investigate! Mel x

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  9. Your clouds are so cute! I love it.
    Lucie x

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  10. Your cloads are so cute!
    I love it !
    Lucie x

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  11. Such a pretty little cloudy washcloth!

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  12. Your clouds are so pretty and sure to bring sunshine to anyone! Congratulations to Rie! xx

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  13. I Love this! You must have some amazing patience. I am imagining this takes a long time to complete. It's so cute!

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  14. Congrats to the winner! I just adore your clouds!!!

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  15. Wow. I made a cat afghan and I am not sure I want to try it again. Beautiful work.

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  16. Congrats to Rie! I love the clouds, you've become a master at this tapestry crochet. I still have your other designs on my 'to do' list, I will have to add this one too.lol Those clouds have inspired an idea...maybe a tapestry scenery with a tree, flowers and a house, all with clouds over head, for a nice piece to frame, or a pillow....I've just finished a trio of mini bottles with stripy covers (in no.10 thread) inspired by yours. Thanks :)

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  17. so cute! We are heading into a wicked hot summer with lots of thunder storms already and it's not really summer yet, so I am making light weight shirts and two baby afghans for summer babies.

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  18. Congratulations to Rie, hope she has fun using the lovely yarn.
    What a great idea to make washcloths so bright and interesting, who knows it may even result in a child actually washing a bit while spending time in the bath...... lol.

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  19. Ooh... I've not heard of tapestry crochet... I love your cloudy washcloth :-)
    Tracey xx

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  20. I love the gorgeous white fluffy clouds! I'm pondering armholes in a crochet cardi at the moment!!!

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  21. Most beautiful wash cloth I have EVER seen!!
    I really need to learn.
    I hope you have a gorgeous weekend lovely. xx

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  22. will u have a pattern for the cloud washcloth ? its so pretty :) thank u

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  23. Oh I love this so much......and would dearly love to have a go at making one......will there be a pattern?..x

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  24. Hallo Julie,
    I love it so much, so pretty! I love your works!
    Greatings from Germany,
    Bianca

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  25. Yay for me! Totally awesome of you to pick me! :) I'm so undecided with what to make with such beautiful yarn but I'm sure I'll have fun deciding!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. wooow i love it!

    greatings send you Conny

    You make so wonderfull thinks!

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  27. It is verryyyyyyyyy nice!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

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  28. Oh my, this is so pretty! I love this design; I haven't seen this kind of look with tapestry crochet before. Those are sc stitches, right? I love this!
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    Lee Ann
    Crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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