One of the things I love most about Creative Craft Retreat each year is the amazing inspiration of having such a diverse range of crafts all in one room. We ran four classes this year, but many people chose to bring their own projects to work on. Some started brand new projects for the weekend, and others pulled out projects they had been working on for a while or wanted to get finished.
This gorgeous hexagon blanket was started at the Craft Retreat in 2011 in a class with Val Laird. It still isn’t quite finished but it has certainly grown a lot. It reminds me of a scrap quilt. (Make sure you pop over to Val’s blog for some free patterns too)
This floor rug intrigued me. It is made with recycled T-shirt fabric and looks a little like crochet, but is actually sort of knotted. It reminds me of the rugs made by Hook and Linen.
This lovely stitchery was finished over the weekend. I love this design from The Birdhouse. The stitcher told me she plans to frame it.
The knitting class with Jade made these cute slippers. They look very tricky to me but the class assured me they were not that hard at all with Jade’s expert help! You can buy the pattern through Jade’s Ravelry store.
This is one that I could add to my To Do list: a ripple blanket made with a large hook and really chunky yarn. So gorgeous! And growing so quickly!
The mixed media class taught by Liz from the Scrap’n’Patch created a beautiful album. Each page was individually gorgeous and included all kinds of clever pockets and embellishments. This is just one of the beauties.
This quilt was too big for me to photograph easily – a king size bed quilt! The square-in-a-square design was from a magazine. The maker started on Friday night and had all the squares laid out on the deck by Sunday morning.
I think I’ll write a while post about the textured art class but here’s a peek. These ladies ended up with one of a kind artworks on canvas by the end of the weekend. If I hadn’t been teaching, I think I would have liked to have a go at this class.
Lastly, this little beauty was sitting in the middle of the mixed media table and I just had to snap it! I have no idea who made it or whether they made it at Retreat or before, but it was so cute!
In case you missed it, I wrote about the quilts made in my patchwork quilt class here.
For those feeling inspired to think about Creative Craft Retreat next year, you can mark 1st – 3rd November 2013 on your calendar. Registration usually starts a month or 6 weeks before that.
Carol Sherritt says
Oh my, how exciting to see a photo of my crochet on your blog! I am so pleased to see how gorgeous the colours look. And you’re right, I was aiming for a scrappy look. My name will be first on the list when registration opens for next year’s Creative Craft Retreat.
Wow Carol… I was wondering who’s crochet that was? It is gorgeous! Unfortunately I didn’t get round to see all the crafts, but the snippets you have posted here are great Tonya!
I have lots more as well, Janelle! Glad to hear we’ve got you hooked, Carol
Carol Sherritt says
“Hooked!!!” No pun intended??
You caught me!
The little bird house, Tonya, was made by Vanessa. It was a part of her market display and there were 2, both of which she gave away. I did have her card, I think….but I can’t find it!
Great post btw and I am honoured to see my work up there. x