I've previously mentioned Craft Share, a regular get-together with fellow hookers on a Friday.
Craft Share is hosted by the talented Cornel of the blog "I love pom-poms", and she is also a regular contributor to local magazine "Idees/Ideas". It started as a "let me show you how to hook over coffee at my place"and has grown into a great get-together more or less every second Friday. We rock up with our hooky in hand, but usually end up not doing much, because so much time is spent drooling over the others' beautiful work! Really, this is the place where I have seen the most beautiful hooky work together in one room, and always leave inspired again.
|Craft Sharing in Cornel's dining room|
In the above pic, we were "absolutely relaxed" and acting "totally natural and at ease" (yeah, right) for a photoshoot of the annual edition of Sarie Kreatief, a local women's mag. Looking forward to see that edition!
I was very lucky that my sis was visiting here from Ireland and could join us for this event - her second magazine shoot in a week! We had to pose, chatting and showing off our work. My Rainbow Ripple came to visit from the beach house, and I'm showing off one of my flowery scarves. Sis had a beanie she just started.
|That's me, pulling the face. Why, why, WHY?|
And here's Elsbeth, illustrator and artist, on the left, with Cornel. My green picnic basket peeps out in the corner. I must still show-and-tell about the lining I made for it, from vintage fabric bought all the way from Switzerland, from Annette of My Rose Valley!
|Two talented friends|
Craft Share is a visual feast, everything is pretty, from the hooky, to the snacks and dogs that join us :-)
|Something to drink|
|Inspiration - Cornel knits a mat for her beach house with thick rope and humongous needles|
|Inspiration - a beautiful blanket hooked up in Vinnis|
|Inspiration - a basketful of beautiful Vinnis yarns|
|"Architectural"...how this pose was described. They don't just sit or lie down, they take up position|
|Pretending to work|
|Still chatting and posing|
At every Craft Share, Cornel photographs us with our work, and post this on her Craft Share Page on Facebook. It's always a treat to see what she does with the photos, to catch up when you missed a Craft Share, or just to refer back to what you worked on. As I often give my work away, this would usually be one of the best photos a have of a finished piece (or the journey towards finishing!). My first Craft Share was captured in the 4th from left shot in the top row - extremely camera shy, and I can't even remember what that green piece in my hands was! The last shot (Jou Gha!) was taken this Friday - almost finished with the bag for my yoga mat.
|Almost two years of Craft Shareing|
I always look forward to Craft Share. I've made so many great friends who inspire me each and every time, and who share my love of hooking...thanks, Cornellie!