What I’ve been upto

for more than a month, is this:

I tested the pattern for Kathy, who once again created an amazingly intricate and beautiful creation. I am so proud of being a tester for her!

I used Size 40 Anchor thread in cream, about 3 full 50g balls and a litle more. Also bugle beads (strung on with an ordinary sewing needle *horror*, even breaking one!) and ended up entangling a good bit (which remains that way, I’ll undo it if I need the beads).

Now of course, Kathy has sent me 3 beading needles along with the beds for her next pattern (which is progressing very smoothly, let me say).
What a change the proper equipment makes! The beads are seed beads in turquoise, and the beading needle (big eye) made stringing a dream!

In love with sewing, weaving, crochet, and with bags and pouches and fabric. I love colour and pattern and texture. I love having my hands busy. Some day I hope my craft will become my day job.

26 thoughts on “What I’ve been upto

  1. I’ll post all my commentary here:

    Holy Bead Bag! Batman, the purse is awesome (as are the purses on her site.) Those are going on my list of “crochet skills to strive for”

    Love the towel topper. I still can’t look at something and figure out the pattern.

    The sunset was WOW!

  2. That is so beautiful. It looks like it should belong to a victorian lady. I love looking at Irish crochet. But a bit entimadated by it. I’m totally amazed at your beautiful work and talent.

  3. Hey, Swapna! I came over here after reading your post on Crochet Partners about the Irish Crochet bag you had been working on…Oh my goodness, it’s simply GORGEOUS! Beautiful! Stunning! Congratulations on a job well done. 🙂

  4. Incredible! I like to work with small thread, but I don’t think I would have the tenacity for this particular project. Two thumbs up!
    Patti Fix in NE Colorado

  5. thanks so much for posting….your purse is fabulous! Wish I had one just like it…:) Keep up the great work and please do continue to share pics..your work is lovely.

  6. swapna,
    you’ve done a wonderful job working up kathy’s beautiful design. what part of india are you in? i am quite familiar with chennai and somewhat familiar with delhi, bangalore, and ooticamond. my husband is from chennai. we were there this past december for the tsunami – but all was well for us. i look forward to your posts on CP. jd in st. louis (missouri, usa)

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