Sunday, October 01, 2006

Crochet


Above is a photo I took of a pattern in a crochet book published during the 1970's. It's paisley crochet motifs...Wow! Love it. This was a book that I found at Raven's Bookshop in Twentynine Palms. I didn't buy the book, but I had to take a picture of those wild paisleys. I think, by just looking at the photo, I could probably copy the paisley. Hmmm? What should I make out of the paisley? Maybe a paisley-shaped handbag. An applique for a sweater? A pilow for the couch? The possibilities are endless. Have you got any ideas? Let me know!
It's been a very busy weekend. I'm exhausted. More later in the week!

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16 Comments:

At 7:17 PM PDT, Blogger Pam said...

OMGosh how cool! Go for it Ellen, I think a paisley shaped handbag would be pretty fab!!!

 
At 7:57 PM PDT, Blogger Yarnartist said...

Hi Ellen,
Cool motif. How about making a whole mess of paisli (?) and linking them together with a mesh-like stitch to form a shawl?

 
At 11:31 PM PDT, Blogger Abby Hansen said...

Those are awesome looking!
What's the name of the book?

See you this week...

:-)

 
At 8:07 AM PDT, Blogger Ana said...

Ellen you always find the most interesting things. Thanks for posting it, I think I could make it from the picture or at least my version.

 
At 8:15 AM PDT, Blogger Danielle said...

Ellen...
Those paisley's are so cool. They seem like they would be pretty easy to recreate and the possibilities are endless with their uses!

Danielle

 
At 1:08 PM PDT, Blogger Darcy said...

Yes, and you must teach me how to make them, pretty please? Very cool

 
At 2:43 PM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

They are very cool, but to me they look like amoebae. Must be my scientific mind. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH (but really, can't you just see the little cilia wiggling along?!)

 
At 2:46 PM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

or, having consulted google and a middle school website, they look more like protozoa with flagella.

 
At 4:31 PM PDT, Blogger Uccellina said...

I thought they were protozoa too, MG :-)

 
At 4:57 PM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Oh you youngin's!!! You don't recognize a cool 60's-'70's paisley pattern when you see it! Paisleys were everywhere during those years. I just love that BIOMORPHIC shape!

 
At 8:26 PM PDT, Blogger Lori said...

How about a giant paisley rug?

 
At 1:57 PM PDT, Blogger Uccellina said...

I know paisley, I just don't recognize them when they're solo. I'm used to seeing them in the context of upholstery or shawls, swimming around all together.

 
At 12:52 AM PDT, Anonymous mk said...

Ooo, I think I'm going to have to figure these out too. A bunch of them stitched together would make a fabulous afghan!

 
At 10:45 AM PDT, Blogger ladylinoleum said...

What a find!

 
At 6:31 PM PDT, Anonymous patti haskins said...

I have the same book! I bought it last weekend at a library used book sale for 50 cents. Did you ever make any paisleys? I made one and am half way done with another. I even blogged about it. And I pdf'ed the instructions and they're on my blog if you're interested.
http://pattihaskins.wordpress.com/2007/05/22/crochet-paisley/
http://flickr.com/photos/pattipics/510371696/

 
At 8:36 AM PDT, Anonymous Sue Exley said...

Greetings!

I am looking for interesting crochet patterns - can you remember anything else about this book with the paisley crochet pattern in it? I'd love to track down a copy!

Best wishes


Sue
UK

 

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