This beautiful cape was designed by Prudence Mapstone. It’s called “from midnight to first light”, and had to be an interpretation on some aspect of the ‘outback’, as requested for entries in that particular Australian craft award. Prudence writes: “I knitted and crocheted small motifs together until I had pieces about the size of a saucer; when I had plenty of these I pinned them and sewed them up by hand to fit the pattern of the cape which I had drafted and cut out from newspaper.” “It is made in 5 ply (about 28 st. to 10 cm.) commercial yarns – wool, mohair, cotton and man–made yarns. This garment was not lined, although I have lined other coats and sweaters. It took me about 8 months to complete, but I was also working on many other projects during this time.”

Exquisite wall hanging created by Sharon.

wall hanging crochet

This alluring capelet was created by Jorel with lots of beautiful open–work.

jorel's capelet

This magnificent long vest was created by Margaret Hubert for one of her workshops.

margaret's long vest

Our view here is of the back of this bewitching cape created by Lisa, and is now ready for embellishment.

lisa's cape

This dazzling sunburst was created by Barb for the free form section of a show in Brisbane, Australia.

barbara's sunburst

This angelic Peace Doll was created by Bonnie Pierce for exhibition in Israel.

angel doll crochet

These two stunning pieces were created for the Israel exhibit by Prudence Mapstone. The face is a piece of felt with the hair free formed around it.

prudence's israeli exhibit

This charming piece of free form was created by Melanie for one of her sisters. She has this to say about the piece… “In doing the Roses piece, I used it as a perfect opportunity to “experiment” with various floral motifs. Most of the flower designs came from “99 Floral Motifs” or “101 Crochet Squares” (using only the center round portion, without the squared-off finishing), perhaps a few of the center circle designs from Bonnie’s Bullion Book. I used many different shades of rose and all kinds of yarns & textures. For the leaves (again, various shades & textures of yarns), some are crocheted, but I especially favor the knitted leaves in Nicky Epstein’s book, “Knitted Embellishments”. My most favorite leaf in that book is the “Aspen Leaf”, a simple shape/pattern with a center vein in the knit design, presented with inst. for 4 sizes of leaf. Then, compound those 4 pattern inst. with a vast variety of yarn/thread weights, and you can make this leaf in a gazillion sizes! (The Aspen leaf is also a perfect shape to fill when 2 circular motifs are placed alongside each other. . . .not as “putzy” as filling with a cluster of 3 dome shapes, and more attractive than a plain crocheted triangle.) Another knitted leaf from her book that is really striking is her Oak leaf with its eyelet pattern & jagged edges, also used in the “Roses” piece. To assemble them, in most cases, I sewed them together from the back, but stitched to the motif slightly set-in from the edges, to best complement the 3-dimensional aspect of the flowers/petals, instead of sewing to the petal edges, which would tend to flatten out the flowers & detract from them.”

melanie's roses

The Luv Bug Rub – inspired by Hundertwasser. After ‘discovering’ the artist Hundertwasser in 2001, I became entranced by his art work. This scrumbled or freeform rug came out of my research into him. The photo doesn’t really do it justice (well I think so anyway!) In real life it is like a landscape, which Hundertwasser so richly ascribed to. — Created by Susie Bowring-Miller.

Hundertwasser Rug by Susie Bowring-Miller

The Magical Wrap came from an idea that I had about being a woman and wanting to be enclosed by something precious that I had made. It is also inspired by the saying below: Creativity is really the structuring of magic. I certainly do wear it and I do feel spectacular when I do. Some people laugh at it…….but heck, if it gives them a happy moment in time, then that is wonderful. But the best bit is that I feel wonderful. —Created by Susie Bowring-Miller.


Here’s the back of it.


Free form doesn’t always have to resemble something, or be made to fit a certain mold. This is a wonderful example of that fact, created by Brea.

Brae's Blue Scrumble

Elegant free form work on front of pillow by Shelby Allaho.

shelbys crochet pillow

This delightful blanket was the result of a collaboration by 19 members of the group on a baby layette set for a fellow member’s new baby. All free form bits were sent to Judith who put them all together.

crochet baby blanket

Ellene’s green purse is resplendent with shells and beads.

ellene's purse crochet

This classy free form purse with beads was created by Jacqui.

jacqui's purse crochet

This marvelous handbag was created by Jerry.

jerry's purse

Notice the smooth color change Myra Wood was able to achieve in this graceful vest reminiscent of Irish Crochet.

lace laceback lacecloseup

My goal when I started this piece was to create something sculptural rather than flat. As I stopped to take a look at how it was developing I saw his dragon-like features, and knew instantly how to enhance him with legs and eyelash yarns. —Created by Susan

dragon profile

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