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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Unconventional Crochet

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've been playing around with some new crochet techniques.
Here are a few designs I've come up with using some antlers and jute.

I always prefer working with natural materials rather than synthetic.

I like working with vintage materials as well and these antlers are vintage, if there is such a thing as vintage antlers.

I found a box filled with antlers in my mother's basement.

My father was a hunter and these are the remains of his younger years as an outdoorsman.

Although I've never been a fan of hunting, I thought I might as well make use of these.

I had them cut to size and holes drilled, then bleached  them and stitched them to crocheted jute baskets.
I sort of like the way they turned out.
They seem appropriate for this time of year.
My father passed away in October 2000.
These are for you DAD.



  1. If I know dads, and if yours was anything like mine, your dad would get a real kick out of the way you used his old antlers. He'd probably be telling everyone he ran across just how clever is his daughter. I love your end results.

  2. Fantastic work Karen! Did you know that deer shed their antlers? So they didn't necessarily come from a deceased Bambi LOL Really beautiful on those baskets!

  3. These really look so beautiful and natural here Karen.....these are really amazing and unique pieces, I love them!

  4. These are stunning! Your photography is beautiful as well.