Sunday, March 20, 2011
Something a little different
Filet crochet uses a series of chains and double chains to make a grid of open and closed squares. The closed squares create a picture. I found this free pattern that dated back to the Victorian era! How neat is that? The string is not black as it looks in the photo. It is actually navy blue...the closest I could find to indigo. :) It is quite big. If I remember correctly it is about 22" long and I think 14" tall. Something like that. I am embarrassed to say it is folded up in my closet somewhere. I really should frame this one. Last I saw it, though, the folded side facing up was dusty so I would need to figure out how to clean it without completely destroying it first. Here's a photo of my filet crochet Victorian Dragon...
here for the loom/square stitch and here for the peyote. Because I am soooo creative (lol) I have them on the first page under "2 Tone Dragon".
Now, I want to thank those of you who have voted for me so very much! Right now I am in the lead! Yea!!! You have left some really awesome comments, and it sure was an instant warm fuzzy! However, some people have come to me because they aren't sure what to put in the blanks in order to cast a vote. When you click here to see my entry page, scroll to the bottom of the page. You will then see this:
Here's a reminder of my entry...Remember...the use of tagua beads (the type of beads this contest is promoting and giving away) SAVES THE LIVES OF ELEPHANTS!!! It's a great cause.
Did you know that I'm getting close to my 100th post? Do you know what that means? Yep!!! It's going to be giveaway time!!! So stay tuned...it's coming soon.