domingo, 2 de octubre de 2016

BERGEN Strikkefestival

Today I had the opportunity to go to my first knitting festival in Bergen, Norway. This experience was very fantastic because the organizing committee used an amazing old factory building, this building in the past was a thread and yarn manufacturing factory from 1859 to1989 (and the people told us that, "this factory never contracted children, even thoug that was common for the time").

This factory is in Salhus. It is a small town at the edge of a beautiful fjord. Now this factory is a museum "Trikoasjemuseum". The museum still preserves the spinning machines in perfect conditions, and in their shop we can purchase traditional yarn and knitted sweaters, scarfs, gloves, buffs, skirts, shoes, etc., knitting books, and all thing that is necesary for knitting. 

The festival had many stands who sold all kinds of materials, knit recipes and obvuisly yarn, all products with excelent quality and exclusive desing. Of course predominated traditional and modern Norwegian designs, that for a Mexican like me was amaizing. (today I learn a lot about norwegian knitting!!!!).
The sellers and people responsible for the organization gave us excellent service and information! The place had a coffe shop with a lot of god food and drinks and of course coffe!!! And if you have small children, the instalations are perfect for them and the festival had a many activities for them as the reading of the children's story (BOMULV- Njord Svendsen og Akin Duzakin) and crafts like making your own doll! with rags.....very nice!
The whole place looked like a fashion show....the knitted clothes, it was gorgeus because you could look at the design by the craftswomen (maybe next year I can see more men in this festival!!!! It would be great!). But the craftswomen atmosphere realy was amazing!!!!

The photographies are by Morten Stokkan and me. And the information about the museum is in the ending this post.  
Opening time 2016:
16. August - 4. December: Thuesday-Friday 11-15, Sunday 12-17
Museumssenteret i Hordaland
Norsk Trikotasjemuseum
Salhusvegen 201, 5107 Salhus
8 minutes from Ikea in Åsane, Bergen.

#bergenstrikkefestival #salhus #bergen #åsane #norsktrikotasjemuseum

domingo, 18 de septiembre de 2016

Ideas with flowers!!!

Hi guys this is the second delivery for my blog, and I thought it would be great to give  many differents ideas to use knitted flowers. This is perfect for halloween or the day of the dead "Día de Muertos".....and these celebrations are just around the corner!!!!! And this year I will celebrate "Dødes Dag" "Día de Muertos" in Bergen Norway. You can visit the next link for more information!!!

My firts idea, the flowers it's perfect for pony tail holders!!!!!

You need one or two flowers 

Needle and thread

One or two pony tail holders and bottons or decorations

Hot silicone gun and silicone glue sticks
 Process, you can fix the botton or in this case skull whit thread...
 Before you paste the skull with silicone

And later you sew the pony tail holder....

In the next post I will explane other ideas with flowers!!!


martes, 26 de julio de 2016

Flowers for any occasion!!!!!

Hello guys, in my first post from AQUETZALLIcraf,  I share a small flower, this flower is very easy to make and it is a fantastic detail for dresses, headband, shoes, buffs or any other garment. Only your imagination is the limit. Don't forget to visit my facebook page and my others social networks  for more ideas!!!


You need a crochet hook and the yarn, the hook number or the thickness of the yarn, it's not really important, because if you need a big flower only you use a big hook number and a thick yarn. And if you need a little flower you can use a small hook number and thin yarn. 
Ok!!! Let's start!!!
                                                              You cast on 4 chains.
Now joins the two ends of the chain stitch with a slippe crochet. Now you  have a circle.  
Now we will make the first "skeleton", which is where we set our flower petals. You cast on 5 chains.    
      You make a single crochet through the circle.
  Now, you can see a smal square.
   You make 2 chains.
           And you continued with a single crochet.
      You repeat this until you have 8 single crochets.
        And ending you first "skelton" with a slippe point.    
                         In the next round you start "the round petals", you make 3 chains.
                                            And you continue to make a double crochet.
                                                                 And close the points.
                      You make another double crochet and finish whith one chain and single crochet.
The next petal you make in the third square, that is to say, in the firts square make a petal and the next square skip, and the next square make a petal, in total you have a 5 petals.
And in the second petal you make a single crochet-chaing-double crochet-double crochet-chain-single crochet.
                                     In the ending of this round you have two petals together.
                  And end joing the round with a slippe crochet in the first chain of the first petal.
Now you have your first round "the round petals" and you can use this simple flower or continue whith more rounds.
            The next round is your second "skeleton", you need reverse the flower.
                                   And across the the first chain stitch and make a slippe crochet.
                                                         From now on you make 4 chains.
                                 Later you make a single crochet across the next chain stitch.
                    You make 2 chains and in the next chain stitch you make other single crochet
You continue whith this pattern until you have 8 single crochets and ends joing the round with a slippe crochet
           Now you have a second "skeleton" and you can to make the second " petal round ".
                                                                      Turn the flower.
                                              Now you make 3 chains in the first square .

                          You have started the first petal, and after you make 2 double crochet
                                                               one chain- single crochet
             The next petal have single crochet-chain-double crochet-double crochet-chain-single crochet.
                                          And you continue with this pattern in all petals.
                                                  Finally you have 8 petals in this round
                    The next round is your third "skeleton", you need to turn arround the flower.
                                       You repeat the same pattern for the second "skeleton".
               That is to say, you make slippe crochet in the firts chain stitch in the second "skeleton".
                 You continue to make 5 chains and to make a single crochet in the next chain stitch.
          Now you make 3 chains and continue with single crochet in the next chain stitch.
                               Continue whith this pattern until you have 8 single crochets.
                                                                    Turn the flower.
                         Now you start the first petal of the third round, you make 4 chains.
                                                           Continue with triple crochet.  
                                        And you make 4 triple crochet- chain-double crochet.
                  The next petal have double crochet-chain- 4 triple crochet- chain- double crochet.
                                      And you repeat this operation until you have 8 petals.
                                 And end the round with slippe crochet uniting the petals
Now you have a beautifull flower, but if you want to make this flower bigger you can. If you continue to make the next rounds whith last round pattern explained.
I made this flower whith number 3 crochet hook and Cotton Stretch (Katia) yarn. But you can experiment with differents yarn types. Happy knitting!!!!