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!

9 comments:

  1. Stunned and impressed with your crocheted etc blanket - a very intricate beauty! (I've done a bit of crochet in my day so know of where I speak.) Also, how lovely for you to make that pulpit fall. How could they NOT like it?

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    1. I’ve had my entertainment making the blanket. As a quilter too, there are only so many throws you can have around the house but the creative itch still has to be scratched!

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    2. So true! It's always nice to have in mind a place for the end result of scratching that itch to go, a reason as it were beyond just the enjoyment of making for its own reward. One of those "win wins".

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  2. It's a work of art. I hope it raises a lot in the auction

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    1. Thank you. It raised a fair bit but I’ve been told a raffle would have possible raised more. Next one has raffle tickets!

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  3. oh wow, that it stunning!! And so much work!

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    1. Thank you but very enjoyable to do. Kept me quiet anyway.

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  4. The crochet is stunning, and I’m sure the church will love the pulpit fall (I’ve been going to our church for 25 years and I never knew it was called that!)

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    1. It was blessed this week so hopefully will be in use. I must go up and have a look!

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