I learned to knit,crochet and make jewelry by nineteen. Who knew they would all come together about forty years later!
Friday, July 8, 2016
Soap Hammock "Pattern"
What do recipes, directions and most suggestions have in common? My inability to heed them in general. So here is the gist of how to make these soap hammocks. Basically they are pockets made of fast drying materials like linen or crochet cotton. Make a rectangle that will hold the bar of soap when folded in half. Open designs are best as the airiness allows for quick drainage. The photo on the left is actually gymp which being plastic drains the best. I loved it as a kid and on a trip to Michael's saw the new generation of colors. I had to have some! Seam the sides and add the ties. These are crocheted but "I" chord is a nice choice too.
I am working on a lace knit pocket done in pale pink linen which I will post when it is finished.
My first introduction to the word. "Craftivist" was a YouTube video by Casey Jenkins,
which amazed me. I decided to be more visible with my own creativity. i now keep a kit of tools and metal in my car for "public displays of creativity". Sometimes this evolves into a mini lesson. The expression on a person's face when they look for the first time at something they created drives me to continue being more public. When I was younger i felt my creativity was a burden. Now I feel it is the best gift.