It’s been over a year now since I started Crojoretro and three months since I finished it.
It was a leap of faith and an open invitation for anyone brave enough to join me and it’s been an absolute joy. It was also the trigger for a period of growth and development for me and the work that I do.
Crojoretro enabled me to connect with crafters from all over the world and build a truly global network of like-minded people. People who are up for a challenge, inquisitive, playful and prepared to take a punt. People who share their work generously, take pleasure in watching other’s progress and who didn’t mind waiting patiently with their half-worked projects as I wrestled and adlibbed my way through this lawless project.
Transformation follows action and I believe that ‘creativity’ is all about the process and the practice rather than a ‘light bulb moment’ or a sudden flash of inspiration.
It’s about a good idea, doing the work, putting in the hours and keeping the faith. When all these things are in place the end product will take care of itself.
It was such a joy to discover just how many people feel the same way about their craft – it is just a little insane to commit to a project when you really have no idea what the end product will be, or look like. You have to be a particular kind of crafter to say yes to a project like that…..and to everyone who took that leap with me, and shared their work online, I’d like to say thank you – and I love you!!
I have no idea exactly how many Crojoretro blankets, or WIP’s there are out there in the world, but I’d like to share a few of the glorious results with you in this round up. Apologies if you don’t see your blanket here; I may make another video one year from now……so keep tagging me, use the hashtag #crojoretro on social media or simply email me some photos. If you’ve just started, or you’re halfway through please do share images of your work – sharing is an act of generosity everyone can contribute to.
The pattern for Crojoretro is still available to anyone that signs up to my newsletter. It won’t be available forever though – so if you’d like to have a go don’t leave it too late to register.
“When a friend sent me the info I immediately said NO can’t do that !!! Niggle after niggle and a stash of wool upstairs plus your amazing videos and printed instructions I began thinking no problem if I can’t do it !!! Confidence grew , my interest was sparked , the enthusiasm of all on FB and I now have an amazing work of art I am so thrilled with. The mystery element was intriguing and I just had to keep having a go.” Amelia Walters