Welcome to this week’s Handmade Monday, pop across to Handmade Harbour to join in, find out more or read lots of lovely crafty blogs around the world.
Useful hints and tips can be found….
For crochet bloggers: there’s a great post about keywords over at the Crochet Liberation Front blog this week! I think you could take the advice and adapt it to any subject you blog about regularly though. I’m certainly going to take the tips on board and investigate the power of SEO .
Advice on attracting new readers: Knitrun4sanity has a great post this week about increasing your readership – another source of great advice which I need to work on implementing.
Inspired by Spirit…
This week I’ve been playing with ideas around the theme of “Spirit” , the current #creativebeings prompt. I want to make a mixed crafts – knitting, crochet, beads – wrap / throw or perhaps waistcoat based on the theme of spirit as a bridging piece between full structure and freeform. Its still very much in the dreaming / sketching stages as yet. The emphasis for this piece will be on the experience of Spirit in Faith and the first motif is based on the Trinty – Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The colour grey really appeals to me for this project as Spirit is often described as misty, ethereal and unseen -with beads and maybe sequins to add the light and the corner of the eye effect. I’ve designing motifs around spiritual concepts that appeal to me without beads initially so I am confident about the pattern before adding them.Here’s the first:
If you’d like to make it please remember it is designed for those at an intermediate to advanced skill level as a stepping off point for your own creativity. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you can download the pattern there.
I’ve photographed the stages to explain how it was done:
1. Making The 1st Inner Circle
2. Adding the 2nd Circle
3. Completing the Trinity
4. Adding the First Round of the Motif
5 &6. Forming the Corners
7. Final Round
If you’d prefer a pattern, you can download it: Trinity Hexagon– please note there are no photo’s on the pattern, it is written instructions only.
This is my first photo tutorial and I’m sure I’ve made some mistakes, so I’d really welcome your feedback please 🙂