Thursday, 5 July 2018

Cosmic is Finished!

My Cosmic blanket is finally finished after blocking.

It was a Helen Shrimpton crochet-a-long over 9 weeks.

I’ve worked out that I crocheted it just about every evening for about 3 hours at a time.

It must come out at about 190 hours work.

As well as the usual crochet stitches there’s also ruffle, bead, puff, long, star and crab stitches, treble and front post clusters, popcorn, picot trebles, crossed doubles and the cosmic stars too.

The colour way is Peace and Tranquility and the yarn is Stylecraft Life 75% acrylic 25% wool and Stylecraft Batik with 20% wool and it's 64 x 55 inches.

Cosmic is now on eBay being auctioned for GSP Rescue Trust HERE.

As for daytime creativity I've been letting the brain simmer on a few things whilst working on a pulpit fall for the church we had our Art Weeks in.

The church has very little ornamentation but has lovely shaped window reveals, around the outside of the fall, and a simple wooden cross on the altar. I've laid that over a background of the gentle hills around us and the cross is in the stream which runs through the middle of our valley.

As well as a thank you for letting us use the church I was also, as a textile artist a little sad at the lack of stitch work in our church and what was there was in terrible condition. I may not use the church for worship but it's still a part of where I live. The green velvet has photographed very dark. I hope they like it!