why another crochet blog?

why another crochet blog?
this is a very good question! There are so many amazing blogs out there and what mine will add on?
well, that has been swirling in my mind for a quite some time, but I think I got it now: I am gong to write a blog about crochet because…
I LOVE CROCHET!
I just not only love crochet, but I also love knitting, embroidery, painting, gardening, cooking, reading, I love anything that has to do with creativity.
I want to share with you my process of thinking and how we all can be creative because the act of making and creating is deeply satisfying, life-affirming and rewarding.
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I read often in crochet groups, comments about how some of you don’t have confidence in choosing colours or trying a new pattern or indeed creating a new one, so I thought if I share how I go about you can do the same.
The internet has been a great support for all crafts generally because has made much easier to source informations, materials and also like minded people and networks were to plug in, but there is a downside too: It can be a little overpowering, too much of everything and not enough time. So we need to learn how to navigate, source, use and indeed have fun!

Family, work ,children, chores…without even mention all is going on around us it can be overwhelming and there is where been creative and making things come ‘handy’ ( excuse the pun…)
It comes handy because it brings contentment, purpose, well deserved relaxing time and a place to unwind,but it is not all puffy clouds and pink unicorns! I also know that making things can be really infuriating too!! especially when we can’t understand a graph or some instructions, the yarn is unsourceable or too expensive…or when we lost the reference of that most amazing pattern that you always wanted to make…but ,at the same time, nothing makes you feel so alive and connected to the world as making something, a gift for a loved one, something to donate to a charity or simply something to snuggle under, wrap your baby in it or something that make you smile.
What I am saying is that to bring a little square to life or indeed a full blanket, it is a powerful form of self-expression and make us beautiful humans! ( so tell this to your husband when he grunts because yet another delivery of yarn has just arrived at your front door!)
So have faith in your confidence, believe that you need some space and time for your creativity and more so BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN DO IT!!

 

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Hello and Welcome

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Long last here I am!
The blog is finally live… It is exciting and also REALLY scary too!
My primary concern is the English and my grammar so. Please be patient with me as it is not my first language as you probably know if you are already following me on Facebook.
So let’s crack on with this.
A quick intro about myself so to set the scene and give you a bit of background on Lucia’s fig tree:

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My name is Lucia, I am originally from a small village in northern Italy, but I have been living in Scotland for the last 25 years, I am a mother of four lovely kids, well not really kids anymore..my oldest is 23 and my youngest 12.

I did architecture at University in Venice and my love for fabrics, interiors and colours and yarn as been not only part of my job but also my hobby too.
I started to crochet when I was young during my summer holiday in Tuscany with my two grandmothers, their cousin Mariuccia and several other ladies which regularly came for few hours every day, under the shadow a massive fig tree.
It was an oasis for chatting, learning crochet, knitting plus cooking naturally!
Time has moved on, and I live in another country, so I decided to take advantage of the Internet and create a virtual fig tree where we can all gather together and make things!

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