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23 April 2006 @ 12:34 pm
My perfect day....  
I had a GREAT day yesterday at the CGOA conference in Oakland. I took an all day class on designing in "overlay crochet" with Melody MacDuffee. It was so great to finally meet her and see all of her beautiful work in person. Her work is amazing. She makes jewelry in overlay crochet using sewing thread. The colors and textures are truly a feast for the eyes! Wonderful!!!

I started working on designing a pendant around a piece of dyed sea shell. I will post pictures when I finish it. I learned so much in the class about the technique and I had a chance to brainstorm with others on jewelry and crochet design. We discussed getting articles and books published. One of the other students showed us a couple of new crochet techniques. One was Romanian cord, which will be very good for fiber jewelry straps.

It was a very relaxing day away (better than a spa). I got to crochet all day long! What a wonderful day!!!
 
 
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on April 25th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
overlay crochet
Allie you inspired me! I signed up for the overlay correspondence course:-) It just looks so rich and textural!!! I can't wait for the materials.
Baileyevil_shrubb on May 11th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
Hi Allie! This is Bailey! I wanted to say congratulations to getting on the book cover, and I LOVE the flower brooches. Very pretty.
keep the pretty things a-coming! :-p
-Bailey
Alliecreativecaravan on May 12th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
Bailey, Thanks so much!

Allie