Saturday, May 12, 2007

Tapestry Crochet - Who Knew?

Since I'm a dilettante and largely self-taught, I had no idea that these bags that I've been crocheting for years are a technique called "tapestry crochet." I always called them like-the-bag-my-friend-Rinku-brought-back-from-India bags.

I've made many of these puppies, usually out of Takhi or Provence's mercerized cotton, and given them away as gifts. They last forever and can be washed in the machine. Here's a picture of one:

I just like to point out my ignorance whenever possible. Tapestry crochet. Huh.


m_lucena said...

I wish I could do these things... then I could sport one myself... I do remember Christie having a pinkish-greenish one you made and it was lovely!

Miss you!!!

Laura's Left Hook said...

I would love to know how you come up with patterns for these. I remember doing a graph afghan for my brother with the Chicago Cubs logo kind of like tapestry crochet and am now intrigued by the neat bags I see.