I've been experimenting with crochet coral shapes. Once the technique is established, the freeform crochet coral emerges slowly without counting stitches. Eventually I hope to make a large piece, perhaps a Gorgonian fan coral using plastic bag yarn.
This is a coral piece made from a modified pattern I bought on Etsy (which I couldn't follow).
Fire coral WIP
Fire coral Necklace
I'm going to start an Etsy shop to sell the necklaces and bracelets. Anyone interested?
The plasic bags are arriving from around the world. Thanks all. I've been making yarn from them and can't wait to start making more sea creatures. The colours sing!
The Rubbish Vortex is growing............ this project is so exciting I can feel my heart squeezing with delight.
The bottom section of the Rubbish Vortex.
It will be a hanging piece (if I can work out how to suspend it).
Diane Haithman from the LA Times wrote an article about the Wertheim sisters from the IFF, and the crochet coral reef. Wow, those two ladies are impressive! The Rubbish Vortex also got a mention. Check it out here.