Wednesday, 22 June 2016

A pocket full of rainbows!

Recently my well loved cotton drawstring coin purse developed a hole - I'd been on the look out for a replacement for a while, and not being deft with a needle and thread, I decided to crochet one!
 It was a chance to indulge in two of my new passions!
The first: Tunisian crochet, I am well and truly hooked!
 It seems a bit out of kilter for someone who enjoys freedom from counting and form.
 However I love the way the stitches build up on the hook, then slip away, 
the rhythm and relaxation of on 
and off, 
as I'm a beginner I go slow and steady - calming and tranquil.

I was inspired and guided by the fabulous photos and instructions in Tracey's new book...
and spurred on by Valentina's love of Tunisian crochet.
I used my second passion.....
The stripes were sublime!



   I tried a woolly template (in another WYS wool)  with a drawstring, 


 but the top was a bit bulky and did not close fully.
Exploration on the internet located a flexible snap frame 
(excellent speed and service, thank you Julie!)
and with a bit of experimenting on the logistical front...


 and a dc border all around (I love inside-out seams) 
I am really happy with the result!


I have made notes of what to change to make things easier


and hope to make some more soon!


Its a joy to see the zingy rainbow, in my bag!


I just love the feel, colours and texture of the Aire Valley....and it really smells woolly!


5 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

A great way to keep your change safe!

crazydazy said...

Lovely yarn and a very useful project.

Jacqui Galloway said...

This looks really good. I love the colours so much! I must give Tunisian crochet a go!

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

Look at how good you already are! Keep up the great job, you go gal! xx

linda said...

It's lovely Ali and Tunisian crochet makes a strong fabric too just the thing for your coins. :) xx