Yes, I’m talking about gauge again! Today, I will walk you through crocheting a tension swatch and measuring it to find your gauge. I will share the other benifits of making a swatch and how the swatching process can improve the overall look of your finished project!Keep reading
Should you make a gauge swatch?
Straight in there with the question you really want to know the answer to! Well the short answer to that is yes, except when you don’t need to…
Let me break that down a bit for you.Keep reading
Continuing my mission to simplify crochet garment design, today I want to share some common approaaches to constructing crochet sweaters. Understanding the differences in these styles was a big lightbulb moment for me as a designer and a maker and I hope it gives you that “ahhhhhh… I get it now” moment too!keep reading
It’s one of the most powerful and important words in the English language. Why? The ultimate one word question.Keep Reading
My sister uses the expression “All roads lead to Rome” as an indicator that some things are just meant to be. You know when all the signs are there, and the universe seems to just be pushing you in a certain direction?
With practice, I am getting slightly better at recognising the signs, and this week, all roads lead to language. More specifically the power it has to subtly influence out mood, views and attitudes, all without us even realising.Keep reading
Have you ever started an internal dialogue with a statement along the lines of “I wish I was more…” or “I wish I was less…” “I wish I was better at…”
More, less, better, faster, stronger…always telling yourself you’re not enough…
I’m going to let you into a secret… you ARE enough.Keep Reading
One of my biggest goals for this year is to dispel the myth that crocheting elegant, wearable, modern garments is akin to rocket science. Through the work I’ve been doing with the My Crochet Wardrobe group, I’ve been talking to a lot of people about what puts them off and I hope to address some of those fears over the coming months.
Today I want to talk a little about the glory of top down sweaters, and I’ll start with this statement.Keep Reading
For a long while, ever since I started this blog series really, I have been wanting to write a post about how Crochet has positively impacted my mental health.
I’ve wanted to share my belief that activities which put you into ‘flow’ (as crochet does) are incredibly important in terms of switching off. It’s a tool I use to help support my mental health and I strongly believe it’s something that can help others who don’t know the secret!keep reading
This is a blog post which has been quite a long time coming. I’ve mentioned before that when I’m ‘in’ something I find it difficult to talk about it objectively or rationally. Only distance and time and hindsight really allow that. I’m not sure I’ll ever have the right distance but I’m far enough along the line that I can talk about it without it emotionally sucking me in.Keep Reading
Have you ever seen a crochet hat, sweater or cardigan with a neat ribbed edging and wondered how on earth it is achieved?
Well keep reading as today I am going to share with you my favourite way of creating ribbing which can be used to finish a garment or on it’s own to create a stretchy fabric.Keep Reading
Last week I wrote about how, for new year, I want to think about setting goals for how I want to feel over what I want to achieve.
One of the emotions that just missed the cut for my top 5 was joy. However, finding moments of joy has become a really important part of my life so this week it gets it’s own post!Keep Reading
The past few days I’ve read with fascination (through a haze of viral meh-ness) a hundred differing posts about the New Year. Whether it’s a year in review, resolutions or intentions for 2019, a refusal to make resolutions, or an acknowledgement that we’re probably okay just as we are. It seems everyone has a New Year’s Opinion!Keep reading