Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tapestry washcloth patterns are go!





So, a bit of a milestone today, I have published my first pattern for sale on Ravelry! 
It has been a long time coming.  I have been procrastinating for ages over going down this path, I kept putting it off and putting it off, I don't really know why, maybe it just seems like such a professional thing to do and I don't really see myself in that light.  Maybe it's time to readjust my looking glass.   I am kind of apprehensive about it though, kind of scared and excited and jittery at the same time.  I didn't realise how much it would feel like I am 
putting myself out there, not just a pattern. Dumb I know.  

Don't get me wrong, I am soooo happy to get this out there, it's quite exhilarating  getting out of your comfort zone every now and again.  It is a bit like when I first started this blog,  I felt soooo self conscious, but excited and proud too,  then as I posted more that self conscious feeling lessened.  Now it's back in a big way!  I have to get a grip, it's just a crochet pattern!

So onto the pattern, it is called Tapestry Crochet Washcloths - So Hip!

I wonder if you remember my little love affair with tapestry crochet washcloths a while ago?  This pattern includes all the four washcloths I have made in tapestry crochet: the harlequin pattern, the polka dot pattern, the nine of hearts pattern and the more recent cloud pattern.  they are in chart form so I hope they are easy for people to follow and make their own very hip washcloths!! :)







So I'd like to thank you all for your constant support and encouragement, you crochet chicks are ace!
I really hope you like these chart patterns, remember I made a tutorial for tapestry crochet over here if you'd like to have a go at this great way of crocheting with colour. Crochet on, peeps! 

It is getting late here and I am off to bed, tomorrow I am going to have a play around and see if I can add a Patterns Page to this blog, apparently it is not really that hard to do!  Do you think it would be nice to be able to buy it straight from this site?  I think I could collate all my patterns in one place for easy viewing.......

Have you done anything recently that pushed you out of your comfort zone, but totally made you feel great too? 

PS. You can check out my pattern here.  Only if you want to, no pressure!  :)

Ok nighty night!   xxxxxxxx

40 comments:

  1. those pattern look wonderful! Definitely will have a look at them! Masterin tapestry crochet is highly on my "want-to-do" list. I will give it a try in the next few days. The clouds-washcloth is my favourite! :)

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    1. Thanks Emm.A, I will warn you though, it does get a bitt addictive! :) J xx

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  2. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and you should be proud of yourself and your accomplishment for sure! Just think of the courage you give to the rest of us! LOL! I love everything you do! Good luck on your new venture of crochet designer extraordinaire!

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    1. Thanks so much Sam I Am, you are very kind to say that, I hope everyone likes them too! Thanks for the encouragement! Jxxx

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  3. Congratulations! That's a big accomplishment. It is difficult to present your work for public view, but I know you'll be a success with it. Take care :-)

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    1. Thanks homeschooljewelrymom, it was a bit nerve wracking, but I have been blown away be all the nice comments and support! Thanks for visiting, J xx

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  4. you do beautiful pattern...i love the colours and the whole bit. a pleasure to get a ride in this wonderful world of crochet...

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  5. Excitement plus. You go girl. The first is always the hardest.

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    1. Thanks for the support Earlybird! I have a few other ideas up my sleeve, so I'm sure it will get easier!
      Thanks for stopping by, J xxx

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  6. Congrats and best of luck with it! Although I don't think you'll need it. :) I'm currently working the harlequin pattern in pink and green for a table runner, and think I'll add pom pom fringe to it. Thanks for sharing. I totally understand the butterflies and stepping outside your comfort zones. I'm sure it will be all positive!

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    1. Thanks Angela, a pompom fringe sounds gorgeous, I hope you are enjoying the harlequin pattern, I love making things in it!
      Thanks for your supportive comments, I really appreciate you stopping by and having a 'chat'! J xxx

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  8. Hurrah just bought them now I am off to crochet them....bestest d x
    Ps I will blog about them too I have had my eye on these for a long time xx

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    1. Thanks so much Daisy! I hope you have fun with them! Thanks for visiting, J xxx

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  9. Congrats. Hope your sales do really well.

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    1. Thanks so much Bailey! Fingers crossed! J xxxx

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  10. Fabulous Jules, just downloaded my pattern. Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Jane x

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    1. Thanks for the support Jane I so appreciate it! I hope you have fun with tapestry crochet! Have a great weekend, J xxx

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  11. Well done you!!! I hope that it goes really well, as I see no reason why it shouldn't!! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy! That is so kind of you to say! Have a great weekend, J xxx

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  12. You have put so much work into the design of your washcloths, why not get some remuneration by selling the pattern on Ravelry. Well done.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Jodie, I do appreciate them! Thanks for stopping by, J xxx

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  13. Congratulations! How very exciting to publish you own crochet patterns. It's hard moving out of comfort zones but exciting things usually happen when you do.
    Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne, I think I should challenge myself more often, it has been very exciting doing this and i have received lovely feedback, so I don't really know why I was so worried!! Thanks for stopping by, J xxxx

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  14. Woohoo, well done you for getting your pattern onto Ravelry.
    Love these washcloths, hadn't seen the cloud one, now I'm not sure which is my favourite, they're all wonderful.

    Lovely sunny/cloudy day here in the North East, after 3 damp days.....Hope the sun is shining in your corner of the globe Jules.

    Claire xx

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    1. Thanks so much Claire! It is currently freezing here and blowing a gale! Hoping things will fine up for the weekend, but not that confident! Must pop over and see what you have been up to, I've been getting your updates on Facebook, but have been lazy and not visited many blogs....I think it's time for a bit of blog reading this weekend! have a good one, Jxxx

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  15. I'm not sure who's more excited, you or me! Well done, I'm sure you will get a lot of interest in these patterns. Starting a blog and doing that first post was the biggest thing I've done recently. Great fun though.

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    1. Starting a blog is a big thing I agree knitbakecultivate! Well done you! Thanks for all your lovely comments recently, I did visit your blog and try to leave a comment, but was told I couldn't for some reason maybe because I'm not on Wordpress?. Anyway, I'd like you to know I appreciate your stopping by! Have great weekend, J xxxx

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  16. I really love these discloths!! Just bought your pattern. Amazing, living on the other side of the world (the Netherlands), and receiving your pattern within a few seconds!!
    Love, Ellebel (ellebel5.blogspot.nl)

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    1. Thanks so much Ellebel, I know, the internet has certainly made connecting all over the world a lot easier. I really hope you have fun with the pattern! J xxx

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  17. Hi Julie,

    these wash cloths are so lovely and good for you to get your pattern out there. I think having a pattern for sale page directly on your blog is the best way forward as one can get rather lost and dissapear into a big black hole on Ravelry...it's just soooo big now. I have found that I don't sell well there anymore but do rather well with selling my patterns via my blog, and soon I will link it to an Etsy shop so everything is just one-click away.

    Happy Friday (by the time you read this) xx

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    1. Thanks so much Heike, and thanks for the advise, I think I will set something up on this blog too, it's a good idea. Have a great weekend, and looking forward to reading your blog hop post! J xxx

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  18. LOVE your cloths but am unfamiliar with tapestry crochet. What does the other side look like? (Sorry if I missed this info somewhere...my brain is foggy today.) Beautiful cloths!

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    1. Hi Corrine, thanks for the kind words! The reverse side of the washcloths looks just the same as the front, the tapestry crochet technique creates a completely reversible piece of fabric, so it is perfect for things like washcloths or blankets. Hope that helps! J xxx

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  19. So exciting!!! Will definitely be purchasing! They are amazing!!! I think I might add more repeats and make pillows (because I'm a pillow addict) :)

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  20. So cute, the cloud wash cloth is my favourite!

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