My first attempts have been quite hilarious.
It seems that you make these daisy-like flowers, which look simple enough in themselves, BUT the possibilities of what you can do with them are endless.
I already have a few things in mind.
One of the main things is to crochet them together to make scarves, placemats, garments, anything really.
Here are a few pics of me trying to work out how to make one.
Now, I am not going to go into too much details in words what I'm doing - because -
I am going to attempt doing a video clip!
I have to master the art of youtube videos for my other blog - The Vintage Folk Painter- so I am going to try it out on you lot first!!!
So, here is the pictorial version.
Ok, ok, I know thats not it. But I'm still in blue-dresser-love-land. What do you think of those little crochet doilies hanging over the edge? I bought them on one of my nearly weekly trips to the vintagey/rustic/secondhand shop up at the Old Cheese Factory. Only cost pennies. And when you think of the time and effort put into making them.......
Anyway, enough of that.
Thread - check
Scissors - check
Thingamybob aka Crazy Daisy Winder - check
Darning needle - check
Cup of tea - check
If you hold the Crazy Daisy Winder in your hand and twist the knob - out pops the spokes.
You have to hold the thread in place with your thumb to start.
Then you start winding.
Now when I got to about here, I realised that this was going to be a very thin flower with one strand of that thread......
.......so I started again, this time winding the crochet thread around each spoke 6 times.
After it is wound, you thread the darning needle and start on the centre.
The side that is facing you is actually the back of the flower.
Now can you spot my mistake?
I wound it WAY too tightly.
See how the spokes won't turn down anymore than that? I had to actually cut this one off the winder.
Ok. Take 3.
This one is wound on a lot looser.
I chose a different colour for the centre.
And voila! It is popping off the winder much easier.
And there is the completed flower.
Quite simple, but it's my first - ; )
Stay tuned for the video version - once I work out the camera.