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  • Summer Challenge Finally Finished!

    In March I started a challenge for our local craft group. We had a very general theme of "Summer" and were supposed to make something in our chosen craft. Of course, I chose crochet and this is what I have taken all summer to do.
    Clematis-project-31.jpg

    If you go to my blog and click on the "Summer Challenge" tag, there is a progress report. You will, of course, have to start at the oldest post to view it in the right order.
    Helen
    Rainbow Valley - Learn the Art of Crochet in UK terms for Free
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    Gosh, that is a lot of work, the stitches are soooo tiny, I though it was felted and was just thinking that it would have taken ages to felt. Now I know it's crochet I am even more impressed.
    It's really beautiful, I love the way you have incorporated buds, full flowers and the leftover stamens, it looks so realistic. Now I just hope I am right in saying it's a clematis. Sorry if I've got it wrong.

    Melanie

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    • #3
      That is an impressive amount of work! Very pretty too! I love Clematis and as mentioned it looks so realistic - well done!
      Terry xxx
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      • #4
        That is simply beautiful.

        Those stitches are sooo tiny, it must have taken you ages. It is brilliant!
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        • #5
          That's fantastic. when I first looked at it, I couldn't tell it was crochet, but looking at your blog, you can see all the tiny tiny stitches. Will it take pride of place on your wall?
          Celia
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          • #6
            Thank you all!

            Yes, it is a clematis. I based on my "William Kennett". It was made with DMC Petra size 5 and DMC Perle size 8 but used double to create the shading on the flowers. I used a 1.50mm hook.

            I am hoping my dearest likes it enough to go on the wall. But first of all there is the "Summer Challenge" competition this Thursday then we are having a two week exhibition at the library to try to get more members for our group.
            Helen
            Rainbow Valley - Learn the Art of Crochet in UK terms for Free
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            • #7
              That'a fantastic, I don't know how you have the patience!
              Karly
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              • #8
                You've finished it. That is absolutely beautiful. I am staggered. Good luck with the Challenge. If it was left to me you would win hands down.
                Carol
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                • #9
                  What a fabulous piece of work! It deserves a place in a public gallery so many people can admire the artistry, design and craftwork.

                  Well done!

                  Linda

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                  • #10
                    wow - you must have spent hours and hours making that.
                    Jules

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                    • #11
                      It's gorgeous! I love it!

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                      • #12
                        Thank you all!

                        Yes, it did take rather a long time but it was fun doing it.

                        I have to write the pattern now as so many people have been asking for it.
                        Helen
                        Rainbow Valley - Learn the Art of Crochet in UK terms for Free
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                        • #13
                          Im not sure how I missed seeing this earlier this week . . . OMG it is stunning! You will surely win the challenge with such an amazing and intricate piece of work!

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                          • #14
                            Thank you. Yes, I did win. It certainly wasn't an easy win as there were some other equally stunning entries. But that makes the win all that much more special. The prize was a £20 gift voucher for the local garden centre which has a very nice craft section!

                            The judging was done by everybody. All the pieces were numbered and we had to write the number of our favourite on a piece of paper and put it in the pot.
                            Helen
                            Rainbow Valley - Learn the Art of Crochet in UK terms for Free
                            Colours of Enfys - Blog
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                            • #15
                              I am so glad you won, you really deserved to as you have put sooooo much time, effort and artistry into it. Good luck with writing the pattern, I think that will be the hardest part because you are not actually creating something, you have already done that. Could get boring. lol.
                              Carol
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