Tuesday 3 March 2009

Spring cover-up

I love to travel the net looking for crochet and gorgeous design and there are many of my favourites listed on your right. There is, however, one designer and blogiste who I visit alot. She has an inspirational eye for a brief window in time which she captures on camera and we have the pleasure of sharing that perfect moment. Jeanette Lunde at Fryd + design has been on my radar since the first days of chaincreative and I know many of you are keen fans too.

I wanted to draw attention to some of her recent projects as they are a nice introduction to our Designer Interview at the end of the week.

Jeanette has been doing a little featurette on Spring, which in her native Norway, is probably welcomed with open arms! Although we may not all have severe winter weather, a little shrug or shawl can be a lovely alternative on a sunny spring day. Jeanette's take on this is adorable and such delicate colour. It really inspired me to finish a capelet of mine and sort out a pattern to put in my Etsy shop.

An up-and-coming interviewee, Leila and Ben, have an adorable capelet pattern in PDF format which might set your crochet creative juices going.
Take a look at the picture and see what you think. I love it, it's almost an evening project for the snow predicted tomorrow!!

Back to Fryd + design and an idea that obviously interests Jeanette. Taking a simple, and easily obtainable, lamp frame she's decorated these and kept the design 'light' but springy. Such a simple concept but so effective.

As I said at the beginning of the post, Jeanette's collar is a nice intro for a designer who is a stalwart of Etsy and appears regularly in Poppytalk handmade markets. Dennice at Fringe is a prolific crochet maker and designer and I'm sure will be an inspiring interviewee. See her thoughts on the subject at the end of the week.


Anonymous said...

I love the crocheted flower and the the brown shawl. These ladies are very talented.

Unknown said...

I love that crocheted flower too!! I am inspired by it!!! Thank you for putting the talent you find on your blog - its always wonderful to catch up with the creativity - !! Boo x

Unknown said...

Dear Bee

Thank you for your nice words...again!!
I´m sorry, but I don´t have a pattern...I made by freehand...and now I don´t remeber how :)
Cheers, Jeanette :)

the fabled needle (jen) said...

oh my gosh, i just might have to crochet a new lampshade - brilliant!