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What’s In The Works

CROCHET SHAWL

I’m gearing up for winter, starting with a crochet shawl. Currently it is 57 inches long and I hope to reach at least reach 60 inches. Nothing fancy, but I had this really thick wool yarn (3 skeins) just sitting around and I decided to make something with it. Alternating 2 rows of double crochet and 2 rows of single crochet worked just fine. The one unique thing about it is my handmade crochet hook, fashioned from a simple dowel. It works well with the extra thick yarn. I am sure to be warm and cozy when I wrap myself in this shawl. I can wear it inside or outside over a winter coat. It will be long enough to cover my head, neck, and shoulders.

Crochet Shawl

Scarf Hanger

I know it looks like Art By Faith has not posted any new creations of late, but I have been preoccupied with other things.  I did make a scarf hanger out of shower curtain rings as a gift to a relative who has many scarves and no way to hang them.  Check it out.  I used hot glue, some pipe cleaners, and finished the inset of the hanger with some tiny flowers and resin.  I haven’t heard anything more from her, but I hope she is using it.  I think this type of hanger works best as it curves at the shoulder and the hanger part is metal, the rest is heavy plastic.  Shower rings me $1.00!

Scarf Hanger-view 1
Scarf Hanger – View 2

Summer is Open-Air Fair Season

I am looking forward to attending a few Open-Air Fair events this summer.  I love to get out and mingle with people, especially other crafters, it’s great fun.  To that end, I need to prepare something myself to show.  I have a few ideas I am working on.  One is an inexpensive item I’ve done before: Paperclip Earrings.  I have some large and some small colorful, plastic-coated clips to work with.  I pray to God that all the crafters out this year are safe and successful.  Who doesn’t like homemade?  See pics below.

Paperclip Earrings
Paperclip Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

Paperclip Earrings

Paperclip Earrings

 

 

I am also working on bags, totes, etc.  My latest offering is a crocheted bag using a specialty yarn.  I’ve had the crocheted panels around for a while, but just decided to crochet them together into a shoulder bag using waxed cording.  I crocheted the entire bag around as one piece, including the strap.   It is different and the pocketed lining makes it very usable.

crochet bag
crochet bag

 

 

 

 

 

crochet bag-lined
crochet bag-lined