Friday, July 4, 2008


Ruth Sandra Sperling
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, there are actually a number of ways to do images in crochet.

The earlier post was about Filet Crochet. In it, I mentioned colorwork crochet - also known as tapestry crochet.

This is about colorwork crochet - or tapestry crochet - my style!!

I like to do images in crochet - why - I don't know!! I enjoy it!! Ever since I discovered doing designs and images with fibers, I have just loved doing it!!

I first discovered colorwork crochet in a Magic Crochet Magazine. I thought it was beautiful - but it is solid single crochet with color changes and I could tell it would be quite a bit of detailed work.

I did some - it sold rather quickly during the fall holiday season at the time.

I decided I wanted to do something of my own.

Trees being one of my favorite subjects - both as a crafter/artist and as an environmentalist, I thought a tree would be a good subject.

So here is what I made:

(This is in my ETSY Shop

I love the branches of a tree, so I wanted them to show with the leaves around them.

So I charted it out - a tree on a hilly landscape - and then I decided to put a golden bird up in the left-hand corner. I planned it with sky blue thread for the sky.

Sitting out in a field in my small town in the Antelope Valley of Southern California one day, I looked up -- way up there in the blue, blue sky was a golden bird circling and circling - the bird was so high up, I couldn't see if it was an eagle or a hawk, but I loved it.

So, the little golden bird in this crochet piece represents these wild birds still up there in our skies!!

Done in DMC Pearl Cotton and DMC Cebelia Crochet Thread in their vibrant colors, I "painted" a picture with crochet thread!!

What fun!!


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