I haven't done a blog post in forever but I figured my bad ass crochet tattoo deserved it. A huge thank you to Joey Taylor at Sacred Art Tattoo here in Corvallis for doing such a kick ass job on my new ink. I have wanted to do a crochet related tattoo for ages and Joey came up with this fantastic artwork for me. I love it!
I have decided to protest against Etsy and my shop will be closed May 10th to show solidarity and support for genuine handmade goods. Etsy is allowing too many mass producers and resellers on their site. Etsy began as a site for GENUINE handmade items and small shops aren't able to compete with these mass sellers. If you have an Etsy shop and are able to do so please show your support and put your shop on vacation mode on May 10th and join the cause. For more information please visit http://protesty.com/ or become a fan on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/HandmadeSolidarity. Support handmade!
I just love the beauty and mystic of the Victorian Era. I was inspired to make these little Victorian Mourning Chokers a few weeks ago. Made with #10 crochet thread and a #7 hook and I even added fancy ribbon to a few.
Work In Progress
Ivory choker finished.
Close up of sage green choker.
All four completed
I love the edging on the skulls!
All chokers tie simply in a bow around the neck. I should have these babies up in my Etsy shop sometime in the next week for $15.00 each.
I am so excited that one of my delightfully demented crochet creations will be making an appearance at a bookstore near you this spring.
My pattern will be featured in the Fresh Designs Crochet series home edition published by Cooperative Press. The lovely and talented MK Carrol is the series editor and talked me into submitting a design and what do you know...they liked it! I can guarantee you wont see another pattern like this in any other craft book out there. It is definitely one of a kind.
I'm going to give you a little sneak peek at my project. I can only let you see a small swatch. But hopefully that will make you crocheters out there curious enough to buy the book.
It is one of my filet crochet designs and is creepy awesome!
One cool thing about designing for a book is the free yarn. Or thread in my case. I got some Garden Cotton Thread by Nazli Gelin from Universal Yarn. It's great thread to work with and comes in tons of colors.
I will let everybody know when the book will be available for purchase. You can keep up to date on my progress and everyday BS on my Wicked Crochet Facebook fan page. Follow me if you want to live.