“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.”
Earlier this year I was delighted to run another ‘real life’ crochet-along at Norfolk Yarn in the Lanes, Norwich.
Over the course of 3 months we met up to work on our own versions of The Folklore Shawl and the results were just beautiful. The design can be made using any brand of DK weight yarn but we chose to use Yarn Stories DK Merino because we all agreed that the colour range was perfect for this project.
As always, the first class was really exciting as we spent time selecting colours and working on our own, individual, colour palettes. It’s always such a pleasure helping people do this; the challenge is to gently poke someone out of their comfort zone and into their creative zone. Comfort gives you a nice warm fuzzy feeling but being inspired, and truely creative, gives you a buzz that makes your heart sing.
The investment of hours and hours of labour (even if it is a ‘labour of love’) does require a sprinkling of faith that the colours you have chosen are ‘right’ – but this is where the magic lies. You try to visualise the finished result but it’s not until the work begins to reveal itself that you see it’s ‘true colours’ and begin to know your creation.
It is a priviledge to work with people that have this faith; they trust their decisions and follow through.
Here are some glimpses of the amazing work produced by a group of inspirational people.
If you love these as much as I do you might like to join me for my next real life CAL at Norfolk Yarn this Autumn. We will be making my latest design; the lovely Crochet Trellis Poncho using Rowan Felted Tweed.
But if you live too far away to join us why not join in the online Trellis Poncho CAL
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Lifestyle photography by Boo Marshall Photography