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Old 01-15-2011, 11:09 AM   #1
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Tapestry Crochet..
HI...I saw an article about "tapestry" crochet...Looks interesting, but the "article" didn't go into any detail (instructions, patterns etc) anyone out there have any instructions? Umm, maybe you MGM?. Would love to see a video
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:52 PM   #2
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HI...I saw an article about "tapestry" crochet...Looks interesting, but the "article" didn't go into any detail (instructions, patterns etc) anyone out there have any instructions? Umm, maybe you MGM?. Would love to see a video
I believe there is a website called tapestrycrochet.com Give it a look see.
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I have never heard of tapestry crochet but I checked out that website mentioned above and there are quite a few videos there about it. It looks like it's just regular single crochet using a charted design, much like knitting a design into a piece. You carry the unused yarn across, stitching over it, until you need it again, then you pick it up and drop the other yarn.

I especially liked the video where she showed how to work only from the front of the design so the design had a definite front and back. I'm not sure I could crochet from left to right using my left hand though! I am so NOT ambidextrous!

Anyway, if anyone out there makes anything using this technique, please post a picture here so we can see it. I'd love to learn more about it.

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I have never heard of tapestry crochet but I checked out that website mentioned above and there are quite a few videos there about it. It looks like it's just regular single crochet using a charted design, much like knitting a design into a piece. You carry the unused yarn across, stitching over it, until you need it again, then you pick it up and drop the other yarn.

I especially liked the video where she showed how to work only from the front of the design so the design had a definite front and back. I'm not sure I could crochet from left to right using my left hand though! I am so NOT ambidextrous!

Anyway, if anyone out there makes anything using this technique, please post a picture here so we can see it. I'd love to learn more about it.

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HI there...Yep, that's what "intrigues" me..the only"work'' is on the front...I could never manage that!!!! Thank you, I will keep looking back here...
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Same hand back to front
Found this video
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"Carol Ventura shows how to tapestry crochet"

Carol show, at 7 minutes into the video, how to turn and work across with right hand but putting hook through from back to front.

So you can do tapestry crochet without being ambidextrous.

Not much on the details of hook work (no close ups nor slow, step by step stitching).
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HI...I saw an article about "tapestry" crochet...Looks interesting, but the "article" didn't go into any detail (instructions, patterns etc) anyone out there have any instructions? Umm, maybe you MGM?. Would love to see a video
I took a Tapestry Crochet class from Carol Ventura at one of the Chain Link Conferences, and made a couple of little bags (coin purse, cosmetics bag). It isn't a hard technique to learn. You just carry the unused yarn color around while you work, instead of dropping it and rejoining the thread when you change to a new colored stitch.
If you do a search for 'tapestry crochet', there are videos to help you. Carol also has a book or two out with patterns.
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