Sunday, March 28, 2010
Free Form Crochet
In the past few weeks, there has been a real renewed interest in Free Form Crochet.
My receiving the nomination of Best Free Form Designer, has resulted in an amazing number of visitors to my web site and also renewed sales for my free form books and DVD's. The Flamie awards are given out each year by the CLF and are the brainchild of Laurie Wheeler. Each year, Laurie devotes hours and hours of her time organizing this event. I Hope that you voted, results will be out soon, and everyone is waiting to see who won in each category.
Last week someone asked me how I began free forming. I made my first free form piece at least 25 years ago, and did not even know then, that it had a name.
When my son dragged me kicking and screaming into the new century by gifting me with a computer, a whole new world opened for me. I found an on line forum called Crochet Partners, and met an amazing group of people. Bonnie Pierce elegantcrochet.com a member of the group, wrote and asked me if I did free form. I sent her a picture of my work and she said "you do free form Margaret". Bonnie invited me to join THE INTERNATIONAL FREE FORM group, and my world exploded. Thanks Bonnie. Both Bonnie and I are still members of Crochet Partners and The International Free Form Group.
I thought I would share a photo of that first piece, which I still wear today.
Have a great evening,