Thursday, April 30, 2009

Yarn Ball Update

In an earlier post, I showed a tote I had made for sale at the yarn ball. These are two more "bags" I've made for sale at the ball.  Both the bags are made of kitchen cotton from Lion Brand.

The white bag is a "Hobo V-Stitch" bag from Margaret Hubert's series of crochet books: the one on bag designs. A nice shopping bag that can hold essentials and purchased items.

The black and khaki striped bag (I know it looks white, but it's much more tan than it looks) is an adaptation of a pattern from the latest Interweave Crochet magazine. It's a market bag by Carol Ventura, who is pretty much the "guru" of tapestry crochet. In tapestry crochet two colors are carried together, one color being "hidden" by the other color's stitches. Carol's work is inspired by items she saw in Guatemala. I fear this bag is not nearly colorful enough for Guatemalans, but it was designed to be a bit more classic. The entire bag is double yarn, very sturdy, and very roomy. Truly a market bag with a drawstring handle and wide comfy strap.

Save the date: November 14th has been selected for the next Yarn Ball. We are getting into some serious planning at this point. Everything from the Yarntini Luncheon will be available, too, and so, we are planning for a larger venue. 

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