Freeform crochet is so amazing. I've never done it before, and procrastinated starting it.
For anyone who doesn't know what is. Here's a description from wikipeadia: ” a seemingly random combination of crochet… and possibly other fibre arts to make a piece that is not constrained by patterns, colours, stitches or other limitations….”
Prudence Mapstone does some of the most amazing freeform work I've seen: http://www.knotjustknitting.com/
Having carpal tunnel syndrome made it difficult to use fine threads, so my doily went on to the backburner for a while (of course I have other works in progress as well, but we won't mention them now)
So I finally got to the freeform. But what could I make with it? That's it, I need new cushion covers for the loungeoom, maybe something to match the kitchen chairs, one of which sits in front of the keyboard. So I would need a bunch of greens, and some wood browns, and other browns to match the couch.
I found a bit of a pattern online, and made the first one.
Then I just started and continued on, and came up with this other scrumble.
Then I saw Prudence Mapstones Project on 50 Years of Flower Power. and decided to make a scrumble for that.
I came up with this scrumble
So now back to my cushion covers. I was feeling a lot more confident with freeform now.
I made another four scrumbles and put them together to see how they'd look. They need a contrasting colour just to bring it all out a bit. Some red grapes and other shapes added made the world of difference.
But then I had to have the carpal tunnel surgery. That put me out of action for a while. I'm just starting to be able to crochet again, so more scrumbles are coming up.