Monday, July 09, 2012

Fabulous Fiber Art Project ~ Wool Roving + Single Crochet Stitch

Happy Monday everyone!

I have the most fabulous new project to show you!

It is so easy and FUN to do!

I made this fabulous fiber bowl simply from crocheting a single crochet stitch around wool roving strands!

I first saw the inspiration from a photo on Pinterest and followed the link to .

I immediately purchased the PDF issue of Volume 2 and quickly jumped to pages 40 & 41 to read how to make these amazing bowls!

The technique is so fun and easy to do that I have already made 3 bowls that I will show you in the coming days.

This is my first one in the process of crocheting it, and I love how it turned out!

It reminds me of a volcano!

I used Olive Medley Amazing Yarn from Lion Brand crocheted with a G hook around a 1/2" or so diameter strip of wool roving that I purchased from A Child's Dream Come True.

It is crocheted free form in a circular pattern, increasing and decreasing stitches at will to make the bowl fatter and skinner until it was the height and shape I liked.

For the last 2 rows, I used only the Amazing yarn and did one row of single crochet and then for the second and final row, I made a bobble stitch around to form the edging.

Ta da!

I love finding new ways to incorporate all of my favorite fibers together!

It is soooooo FUN to use the wool roving and make a very thick and pliable piece of yarn while you are actually making the bowl/basket.

I can see so many applications for this technique such as baskets, coasters, hats, table runners, scarves and toys!

Changing the fibers to nylon, jute, cotton or rope, you can apply this techinque to making baskets, rugs and more!

Please let me know if you try this too!

I would love to see what you create!

I will show you my second bowl tomorrow and my 3rd bowl next week!

Melissa & Archie


Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I adoore this bowl, it is a work of art! If I can find any of the wool roving where I live I would love to give it a try.
Lynne x

Mitch and Molly said...

How pretty, Melissa! We love the colors!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very creative work ~ and very colorful ~ ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

harrispen said...

What a cool bowl. I can see how you could use these for lots of different things.


What Remains Now said...

I LOVE this and would love to try it. I'm in Lynne's Blogville Ladies Crochet Society, so not sure if I'm advanced enough. I can single crochet though.

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Love this! Scarlet wants to know if would work as a cool party hat as well...

Meredith & Scarlet

Mare said...

Oh i LOVE it Melissa! I want to make these and one special one for the cats to snuggle in on my table....More of a low sides open type bowl.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

How wonderful! You are inspiring me to try!
Your bowl is beautiful and does look like a volcano!
You really do show us that Life is Art. Art is Life- just as your words say. And life is also about sharing, and that is what you do for us.

Karen Smithey said...

This is so cool! I'm not doing much crocheting or knitting right now, as I tend to save it for the winter, but I'm filing this idea away--