I wish these Handmade Mondays didn't come around so quickly. You start the week off with plenty of determination to get a mountain of things done, only to get to the weekend with a list longer than you started with! And of course all this rain isn't helping!
Well, moan over, I thought I had better update you on last weekend's fair as so many of you left such lovely comments. After the first day (Sunday) it got progressively better. More signs were put up and we had activities going on inside and outside the marquee. As you all predicted, Chester was a real crowd puller, even if people weren't interested in crochet they still wanted to know all about him. I lost track of the amount of times I told people what he was stuffed with and how long he took to make! He had his photo taken with another bear to go back to nursery school with them! And the nursery school bear had his photo taken 'doing' some extreme crochet!
Lots of people had a go at extreme crochet and I was also pleasantly surprised to find out that quite a few men can crochet too. I managed to photograph one having a go!
I was overwhelmed by the interest in the huge balls of yarn I had wound. It was my daughter's suggestion to market them like this and I'm so glad I did (I owe her one, but don't tell her!). I had to go home on the Monday night and wind 5 more. I only had two left at the end of the fair! (Sorry for the grainy picture!)
So, it was a totally brilliant weekend after all. I met lots of interesting people, apart from the interest in the extreme crochet many customers were also interested in the workshops and the atmosphere between stall holders was very friendly. I made new friends and caught up with past ones too, a far better weekend than I had ever imagined it could be. A big thank you to everyone who came to visit Fiddly Fingers, I hope you all enjoyed the fair.
A round square basket!
I decided I would do something a bit different and make a square basket, after all I couldn't find many square crochet baskets on the internet so I thought an extreme crochet square basket would be a little more interesting.
Well, as you can see the base started off square!
But after the first round things started going round too! A bit of a flop really, may as well have done a round one!! Maybe the fact I couldn't find many pictures of square crochet baskets on the internet should have been a warning!!
Anyway, back to the drawing board! Next time I'll try crocheting each side separately , although probably not for a while as I need to be in the right mood! I've moved on to a small 'v' stitch rug now, another trial so we'll see how this one turns out.
I'd love to hear any ideas for other items you think may work well in extreme crochet. I'll give anything a go!
Hope you all have a good week, I'm hoping not to end up with webbed feet by the end of it!!!!
Bye for now!