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Colourful wayuu bags to crochet : a guide to making tapestry crochet bags / Rianne de Graaf.

Graaf, Rianne de, author. (Author).
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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 746.434 GRA (Text) 33500013108576 New Checked out 09/05/2019
Moorhead Public Library 746.434 GRA (Text) 33500013108584 New On holds shelf -

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  • ISBN: 9781782216742
  • ISBN: 178221674X
  • Physical Description: 96 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Tunbridge Wells : Search Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Techniques -- Single crochet (UK double crochet) -- Back loop -- Carried yarn -- Spiral method of crochet -- Increasing -- Changing colour -- Crochet charts -- Staggering -- Attaching a new ball of yarn -- Troubleshooting -- Crocheting the base -- Issues with carried yarn -- Materials used -- Yarn -- Crochet hooks -- Gripfid -- Weaving needle -- Kumihimo disk -- Pompom and tassel makers -- Crocheting the base -- Starting off -- Adding carried yarn -- Th efirst rounds -- Test piece -- Holes for the cord -- Fastening off the bag -- Wayuu mochila patterns -- Hourglass bag -- Large flower bag -- Azulejo tiles bag -- Diamonds bag -- Little flowers bag -- Plain and glitter stripes bag -- Cross bag -- Flamingo bag -- Traditional bag -- Maze bag -- Making the shoulder strap -- Twisting the cords -- Starting off -- Fastening off -- Patterns -- Attaching the shoulder strap -- making the drawstring -- Starting off -- Fastening off -- Patterns.
Summary, etc.: Colourful, functional and fun - these striking crocheted Wayuu mochila bags have the best combination of features! Using the technique of tapestry crochet, there are ten stunning bags to make, all in excitingly bold colourways and designs, with the characteristic woven shoulder straps and drawstring cords. Some of the bags are also embellished with pompoms and tassels. Using the traditional geometric patterns and shapes of the Colombian and Venezuelan Wayuu people, each bag is unique and you can make them in your own choice of colours. There is a comprehensive techniques section at the beginning of the book to help you get to grips with tapestry crochet, and a section at the end showing you how to make the beautifully woven straps and also the drawstrings, using the Kumihimo technique. The woven straps could also easily be made on their own as trendy belts for trousers and skirts. Using very simple stitches, with easy-to-follow patterns and widely available 100% cotton yarns, these bags are too beautiful to resist - so pick up your yarn and hook and get started! --Publisher
Author Notes

Rianne de Graaf discovered the colourful world of crocheted mochila bags in 2013 and has specialized in making these wonderful creations ever since.

In 2014, she began running workshops on making mochila bags. Crochet is not her only passion, however; Rianne also finds it very satisfying to pass on her knowledge to other people, which is why she loves her workshop sessions. One thing led to another and her company, RiannesHaaksels, was officially launched in 2015 in the form of a webshop. It was only a matter of time before she wrote her first book.

You can find her on Facebook and Instagram as RiannesHaaksels and her website can be visited at

Subject: Crocheting > Patterns.
Genre: Patterns.

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