Today’s progress with my mystery tapestry crochet project. Can you guess what it is yet???
What a tangle I was in for most of the afternoon with large magenta, black and white balls of yarn plus little butterfly bobbins of pale pink and green dangling on the back for the little extras.
A butterfly bobbin looks a bit like this ….
and it’s used for small sections where you don’t want a full size ball of yarn hanging off your work. It’s wound around your fingers in a figure of eight and enables the starting end to be pulled from the centre. The final end of the yarn is wound around the middle to hold it together.
They’re used for small sections as in this photo. I’ve also used the pale pink bobbins for the little round bit in the middle of the white section and the green bobbin as you can see here ….
All pretty tricky and very time consuming as you need to count the blocks in a graph for each colour section. I do one row at a time and count each colour block and note on the sheet before I start and then mark the row as “done” before I start the next row.
I’m certainly learning a lot about designing for tapestry crochet and how difficult it is to change colour for just one or two blocks. I’m going to put this learning to good use down the track as I have a few designs in mind that I’d love to put together … especially a teddy bear 🐻for a very good friend and a frog 🐸 for our daughter. I’d also like to attempt a dragon, a dragonfly and a seahorse but they may be a bit ambitious at this stage 🤔.
Today’s work was hard on the eyes and fingers but very satisfying to see it taking shape.
We’ve had a beautiful sunny winter’s day here. Hope the weather’s been kind to you in your part of the world.
Wishing you sunshine, lollipops and rainbows ….
(aka Pinky) 🔆🍭🌈