For those of you who already follow me on instagram, you will have noticed my current crochet obsession!!!
For the rest of you, I am going to tell you a bit more about it here!
Last week I attended the first part of a three part crochet course (to make a mochila bag) in one of the neighbouring villages (in Aartselaar). It was hosted through FEMMA (the same organisation that hosted the clothes upcycling workshop I went to last year).
This was the first time I had to pay for learning new crochet skills (if you disregard buying crochet books), but it was great to have a teacher there.
We had a choice of three different models, you can see them in colour on this page here.
Mochila comes from the Spanish and means backpack, rucksack.
The practice of making these very colourful crochet bags comes from Latin America.
Check out google images of Mochila Bags.
Well, I won't keep you waiting any more, here are the photos which chronicle my work these last few days.
Yesterday afternoon was the second workshop. I took some pictures. This is our teacher with her bag model (leopard print). She has also made a ribbon string to go through the holes to tighten/fasten the bag, plus a long shoulderstrap which you cannot see in this photo because they are not attached yet.
The diameter of her bag is 20cm and it is about 30 cm high.
The diameter of my bag is 27-28 cm and therefore my bag will be bigger overall.
You can also see some of the lovely ladies of this Femma group working alongside me.
Here in the photo below you can see how my pattern along the side is now progressing.
Today I started using different colours. The side is about 6cm high now.
|Day 9 Mochila Bag|
Well, I hope you enjoyed the many photos! I'm going to continue chronicling them on instagram, as before. I had many lovely and encouraging comments (Thank you all!)
And if you want to leave a comment below, then you know how I look forward to them!!!