I'm back earlier this time!
And I've found something new to do.
Bead crocheting, in fact.
I wanted to add some beads to my crochet,
browsed the net
and found some neat tutorials,
added beads to my thread,
and off I was into bead land!!!!
My 1st try was with 20 size thread
and little bigger beads.
Crochetted with a single chain crochet stich.
This is what I came up with...
Looks like a mulberry, doesn't it?
Added a big red bead at one end
and a bead top at the other.
The tops are also the 1st bead ones I've made.
This is how they look without the mulberrys..
Here are the the two finished tops side by side.
They now adorn the ears of my niece Khyati.
my work was looking like mulberrys
and not like ropes.
The thread shows through,
The beads are loose
and I didn't know what was wrong!
found out that to make ropes we use the
Here's a try with that....
Now to decide what next to make
with this form of art.
In the meantime,
I've finished the
pineapple crochet doily.
It had started to look a little crowded
so added the fringe
providing a little contrasting
It didn't ditch me and did not ruffle!!!!
The tunisian crochet blanket
for my son
has run into a little problem.
Something went wrong with the corners!
I was getting a very square outcome,
as the difference of squares in the horizontal
and the vertical axis is of just 2 squares!
I added another row
at the lower and upper edge,
this is what is happenning to the corners!
Got to figure out a way to get over this!!!
If I'm going to start something
in beaded crochet,
I've got to have a lot of thread!
what do I do if the thread looks like this?
Got to get it untangled and to wind it over something!
This is what I came up with to solve this problem!
I had some old medicines lying around.
The plastic is quite thick and doesn't give way easily.
Remove the medicine part
Smooth out the edges,
shape it into something
you can wind your thread on
And wind your thread on it!
Do you notice the two slanting cuts at the two broad ends?
The thread ends can be tucked in to prevent unwinding.
specially for plastic threads,
like the one I'm going to work with!
That's a tutorial???!!!!
My 1st again!
Sorry, no tatting this time,
it doesn't mean
of a tatting blog!
no tatting as of now!
So, until next time,
Do keep those beautiful comments coming.