Yes, I like flowers. One might even say I Love flowers. Up here on the mountain the growing season for having flowers outdoors is very short. This summer I didn’t even attempt to grow any since we were still having freezing temperatures well into the middle of June.
What to do though, when you can’t grow flowers? Well, crochet them of course.
A couple of years ago I created a class on crocheting flowers for my local yarn store: Longmont Yarn Shop. The class is really about taking all different shapes of flower motifs and working them in a variety of yarns: chunky to fingering weights. Then you can stack them, add buttons or beads and have all sorts of fun.
They make wonderful embellishments for commercial items like hats, gloves, scarves or bags. Or even better add them to dress up your crochet projects. You can even turn all those flowers into fabric, or add a pin back to make a brooch.
In just a few short weeks I’ll be teaching my “Flowers, Flowers, Flowers” class at the Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair. The fair is September 11 and 12 in Mitchell, Nebraska.
In this class I teach working in the round, Puff and Cluster stitches, invisible joins, reading simple stitch diagrams, tips and tricks for working with novelty yarns, and two methods of adding beads to yarn, as well as a chain mesh join for turning your flowers into fabric.
I’ll also be teaching my “Crocheting Wristers” and “Don’t Let Your Hobby Hurt” classes. If you are in the area come on up and join the fun. The Scotts Bluff National Monument is right there and the landscape is beautiful. You can find out more information and enroll for classes at the website: NebraskaFiberFair.com.