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Freeform work in progress

As Angus Open Studios start today – here is a wee look at the current work in progress.  Come  along and see the whole thing for yourself 🙂





Work in progress

Bringing the elements of a wall hanging together and incorporating them on to the withy framework.




Current work in progress

I used a framework of withies, hessian strips and reclaimed copper wires.  The elements will be alligned with these as the work develops.

Laying it out

Laying it out


This wall hanging is designed to fit a specific space above a stairwell.

Over the next few days I will post some of the detail of the work.

Firstly – here is one of the freeform spirals before being incorporated.  This is worked in two soft yarns of differing weights to give a variation in texture as well as colour.

Freeform spiral in two differing weights of yarn

Freeform spiral in two differing weights of yarn

Puzzles and frustrations of a blogging beginner

OK – After what seems like forever, I am still learning how to blog.  Yesterday I learned that galleries don’t seem to work very well.  The pictures looked small and uninteresting and didn’t display at all in facebook.  Just a big blank space – which did have a link to the gallery page, but it took ages to load.    Now I understand why people post one photograph at  time.  So, please be patient with me as I learn.


WORK IN PROGRESS – click to enlarge

A quick look at what I am working on at the moment.  A wall hanging incorporating willow canes, copper wire and a wide  variety of yarns.  I haven’t counted them!

I found this example of surface crochet – which is beautifully simple and suitable for a beginner – so I thought I would share it.  Enjoy!