(Event) Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show

(Event) Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show

The Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show for 2016 opened with a reception at the SEFAA Center, and the entries are spectacular!

Every year the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance hosts this exhibition.  It is free to enter, un-juried, and open to everyone regardless of age, skill level, location, or SEFAA membership.  The rules for submission are that each entry must be 12″ x 12″ or smaller and must include at least one fiber technique.  Also, only one entry is allowed per person.

The show is available for viewing until the closing on May 7th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 2 pm.  The exhibition can also be viewed by appointment.  Call 678-235-4328 if interested in seeing the show during other hours.

I didn’t have an entry this year.  My project just didn’t come together in time.  Next year …  Here are some of the photos I took from the exhibition.  There are more photos from the show and also last year’s show on my Instagram account.

Odalie’s Spell by Kate McEnroe @fiberartsalliance #fiberart #quilting #sefaa #art #fabric #sewing

A photo posted by Turquoiz Blue (@turquoizblue) on

Box of Rocks by Linda DeMar @fiberartsalliance #crochet #crochetofinstagram #encaustic #wax #fiberart #art #sefaa

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(Event) American Craft Show – Atlanta, GA

(Event) American Craft Show – Atlanta, GA

American Craft Council Show 2016

 

Join TurquoizBlue at American Craft Show in Atlanta, GA

Join me at the American Craft Show this Saturday at 2 pm for fabric flower making and other fiber crafts. Visit SEFAA’S booth #7.

(Event) Celebrate National Crochet Month

(Event) Celebrate National Crochet Month

March is National Crochet Month:  How are you celebrating?

Is anyone doing a crochet challenge or working on a special project for National Crochet Month?

I want to join the CGOA’s Across the Board Crochet-Along, but I’m already in the middle of another afghan. My plan is to at least start crocheting the afghan before NatCroMo ends.

Visit facebook.thisiscrochet.com and let us know you are celebrating with crochet.

Happy NatCroMo!

Happy National Crochet Month

(Blog Tour) Colorful Crochet Lace: 22 chic garments & accessories by Mary Jane Hall

(Blog Tour) Colorful Crochet Lace: 22 chic garments & accessories by Mary Jane Hall

It’s been a while since I have been able to blog, but I have to come to share about Mary Jane Hall’s new book, Colorful Crochet Lace because it is so fabulous!

Colorful Crochet Lace: 22 chic garments & accessories
Colorful Crochet Lace: 22 chic garments & accessories

Colorful Crochet Lace: 22 chic garments & accessories is a collection of modern garments and accessories designed by Mary Jane Hall and published by Interweave/F+W Media, Inc. Hall used traditional lace techniques, such as fan, shell, popcorn and love knot stitches, and a variety of yarn weights to design clothing and accessories that work for women of all ages and sizes.

Hall created elegant lace scarves, shawls and tops that have a vintage, Victorian flare, but she also went beyond the expected to include other fashionable pieces such as a hooded jacket, flared hem dress and crop top. Some of the garments with more lacy openwork include the Le Chocolate Skirt, Dominique Dress Overlay and Magnifique Modular Tunic, which work well as stylish layers to be worn on top of other garments. Also, the Michelle Ma Belle Shrug and Haute Couture Peplum Top are perfect for those who prefer more solid lace garments.

Le Chocolate Skirt
Le Chocolate Skirt

My personal favorites from the book are the Brigitte Wide Belt, Juliette Scarf and Au Naturel Cropped Top.

Brigitte Wide Belt
Brigitte Wide Belt
Juliette Scarf
Juliette Scarf

Each pattern includes a chart that breaks down the anatomy of the lace stitches. Schematics are also available for the items that require seaming.  This book is designed with a French chic look and feel, and it contains stunning images that show the garments and accessories from multiple angles. The instructions are well written and contain several notes for additional assistance.

Hall concludes her book with an explanation of her Graduated Stitch Method, which she is known for using to shape her garments, along with crochet abbreviations and a stitch glossary.

Colorful Crochet Lace: 22 chic garments & accessories is the perfect book for anyone who loves the look of lace but has been intimidated to try making something fashionable. Also, the repetition of the lace patterns makes it easy for experienced crocheters to make adjustments, if needed.

Colorful Crochet Lace: 22 Chic Garments & Accessories

By Mary Jane Hall

Interweave/F+W; $24.99

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Next on the Blog Tour is Jocelyn Sass of Cute Crochet Chat.  Be sure to check out her chat session and don’t miss the giveaway.

Colorful Crochet Lace Book Blog Tour

 

 

 

(Interview) Cre8tion Crochet LIVE Episode 8

(Interview) Cre8tion Crochet LIVE Episode 8

I talked crochet with Lorene Eppolite of Cre8tion Crochet.  Some of our topics include whether to block or not, using test crocheters and finding a crochet mentor.

Hanging out With Cre8tion Crochet

Hanging out With Cre8tion Crochet

I had a great conversation with Lorene Eppolite of Cre8tion Crochet.  Listen as we discuss crochet, fashion, designing,  the Knit & Crochet Show and Crochet Savvy Magazine.

Listen to Our Discussion

 

(Events) Crochet at Michaels Open House

I demo’d crochet yesterday at two stores for Michaels open house. Heading back again today to celebrate Lion Brand’s 135th Birthday and demo crafts made with Bonbons.  As part of the celebration:

  • 20% off sale on all Lion Brand yarns.
  • A chance to enter a raffle to win one of 135 prize packs filled with Lion Brand yarns.
  • A tutorial from the Michaels staff on how to make a scarf or necklace with Bonbons.
  • The first 25 customers will receive a free Bonbon.

Lion Brand 135th Birthday Party celebration takes place today at all participating Michaels stores from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

*no compensation received for this promo, except for salary received as Michaels employee

This Is Crochet – End of Summer Crochet Pattern Sale

This Is Crochet End of Summer Sale

The 50% OFF – END OF SUMMER SALE ends at midnight EST on Sunday, September 22.  If you have ever thought about trying a This Is Crochet pattern, this is a great time to do it.  No coupon codes are needed.  Discounts will appear in shopping cart after items are selected.

Happy shopping!

 

 

 

 

 

Summer-to-Fall Crochet Fashion

From CrochetSavvy.com

i can’t wait to start layering on crochet fashion pieces and accessories.  Jackets, cardigans, scarves, tights mixed with shorts, skirts, tanks, and camis, along with loads of jewelry, shoes and boots!  Best part about the beginning of Fall is the clothes.

Goodbye, Summer! It's time to get ready for Fall crochet fashions and accessories. Add light layers with scarves, tights, hats, and other accessories.