Well I’ve finally done it!
After many months of consideration and ‘shall I, shan’t I thoughts’, today I posted off my enrolment form for the International Diploma in Crochet from Crochet Design http://www.crochet.co.uk/
I have crocheted on and off for many years and it’s not just crochet- I have a love for all things crafty! But crochet is what I want to focus on and I have a desire to take it to the next level.
A craft I can take anywhere with me and the joy of gradually seeing each stitch transform the yarn in my hands into something beautiful.
By undertaking the International Diploma in Crochet I’m hoping to refine my crochet skills and really get to know crochet inside out and ultimately be able to write my own patterns. Who knows where this journey will take me? I’ve set up this Blog to share that journey with anyone who’s interested…
As for my craft journey so far, I can’t pinpoint when it started. I don’t recall a particular point in time when I learned to sew, knit or crochet (but all of these I enjoy!). It stems from my childhood and my Dutch grandmother and mother always seen knitting – my school cardigans were often hand knitted and my grandmother knitted and sewed a whole wardrobe of clothes for my dolls! My Dutch aunt is a fabulous sewer and she would make me many items of clothing as I grew up.
I’ve never had any formal lessons (hence the desire to complete the International Diploma in Crochet!) but over the years I have become a competent sewer, knitter and crocheter.
I sewed my own wedding dress in 1999, have knitted baby cardigans and toys for our 3 children and our house is adorned with my own makes, from curtains to cushions to crochet coasters!
I am positively bursting with creative ideas but a very busy everyday life means I don’t get enough time to indulge in these passions! In completing the International Diploma in Crochet I hope that my crochet will become more focussed and I’ll be continuously motivated to keep on crocheting and learning with a view to being able to channel my ideas constructively.