Flower brooch

Welcome, readers of Simply Crochet ! If you are looking for the layered flower brooch featured in issue 81, the tutorial is here. The flower was included in my newsletter in May 2010. I still publish my newsletter every month, with an in-depth crochet tutorial free of charge. You can find the one from January 2019, the first in a series on mosaic crochet, by clicking here. If you enjoy it, and...

Organic merino and hemp – meet the Hanfwerk yarn

It was love at first touch between me and this new yarn. Hanfwerk is a yarn composed by 90% organic merino and 10% hemp. Each skein of 50g holds 150 meters (165 yds) of subtly nuanced yarn. The stitch definition is glorious in both knitting and crochet. I got the manufacturer's knitting gauge of 24 sts to 10 cm (4") on a 3 mm needle. In crochet, a 4 mm hook is perfect. Currently available in...

New international shipping option

I am very happy to be able to offer a new, much more affordable international shipping option: Delivengo. This option is available for shipping outside France up to 2 kgs. It will work for most yarn orders, but might not be available for heavy books. As always, I apply a standard shipping fee to your orders, so you know beforehand how much shipping will cost. For shipping with Delivengo, this...

Advent Calendar – Round-up 5

And last but not least: flower number 4! My inspiration was the poinsettia, I think you guessed that... Glorious flowers by Brigitte, Brigitte, Catherine, Claire, Claire, Flo, France and Martina. And splendid blooms by Moucui, Myriam, Nathalie, Sandrine, Shaylee, Stéfany, Sylvie and Sylvie! Once more, a huge thank you to the participants in the 2018 Advent Calendar. Your participation and...

Advent Calendar – Round-up 4

The time has come to show you how the participants in the Advent Calendar interpretated my flower design number 3. These rosebuds on a background of slender leaves were very popular - even if many among us wondered what the first steps would lead to! Beautiful winter roses by Sabine, Annie, Brigitte, Camille, Catherine, Claire, Claire, Fabienne and Flo. Lovely bouquets by France, Laurence,...

Advent Calendar – Round-up 3

It's time to have a look at the lovely interpretations of flower number 2 in my Advent Calendar! retty flowers made by Brigitte, Brigitte, Camille, Catherine, Claire, Esther, Flo, France, Isabelle and Laurence. Fabulous versions by Marie-Aude, Marie-Hélène, Martina, Michèle, Mireille, Moucui, Myriam, Nathalie and Ploum. Beautiful contributions by Raphaële, Shaylee, Sophie, Sophie, Stéfany,...

Advent Calendar – Round-up 2

There are still pretty versions of flower number 1 to be seen - here's the second part of the round-up! Here are the lovely contributions from Myriam, Nathalie, Nathalie, Nathalie, Françoise, Ploum, Raphaële, Sandrine and Shaylee. And the beautiful flowers made by Sophie, Sophie, Stéfany, Sylvie, Sylvie, Sylvie, Sylvie, Valérie and Valérie! This post and the previous one were only about...

Advent Calendar – Round-up 1

A million thanks to all who participated in my 2018 Advent Calendar! Time hasn't quite run out yet - you can still send in your pictures or publish them in the Facebook group until Sunday, January 13th. But there have been so many entries, we need to get started on the round-ups now! Here are the first contributions to flower number 1 : These pretty flowers were crocheted by Amandine, Annie,...

Anna Bauer, a Swedish textile artist

Have you already seen the textile work of Swedish artist Anna Bauer? Anna often uses knitting in her work and gives a large place to the type of free stranded knitting Scandinavians call "hönsestrikk" (the name itself is a mix of Swedish, Danish and Norwegian). In "hönsestrikk" you work with bands of freely chosen motifs, mixing colours and not caring the slightest about evening out stitch...