A-Glamping We Will Go: 5th Annual National Crochet Month Blog Tour
Want to Chat about the Tour?
Part of the fun of glamping is the daily round-up around the campfire, chatting and stitching with friends. We hope you’ll join us in our NatCroMo Facebook group, where we’ll be sharing daily camping recipes, campfire songs about crochet, and so much more! We’d also love to hear about your favorite things you’ve discovered on the tour and see photos of your current crochet projects. You’re invited to join us daily for virtual cocktails/appetizers and dinner. (We’ll be sharing links to some fabulous recipes!)
Tatsiana Kupryianchyk, Lilla Björn Crochet
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Tatsiana Kupryianchyk with us today, March 24, as one of the featured designers on our 2017 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). If you’d like to know even more about Tatsiana, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.
Hello! My name is Tatsiana. I am the designer behind Lilla Björn Crochet. I love yarn, the sea, and oranges. I can’t swim or ride a bike. I enjoy creating new things, combining colors, and drawing with yarn. Overlay crochet is my biggest passion.
Do you crochet in public? If so, when and where?
Before recently, I didn’t crochet in public very much. I preferred to do it at home, on my sofa, with my tea and TV. But once I traveled to Amsterdam and took my yarns and hooks with me. I was stuck at the airport for five hours, and crochet literally saved me from being bored and sleepy. Many people smiled looking at me, and it made me think ,crochet can make the world a little bit happier. Since then I crochet everywhere I can. Every time I go out I bring my project bag with me.
Do you have a special place at home where you crochet? Tell us about it.
Our apartment is not big at all, and you don’t have a single place to hide and crochet. But I love my sofa. One of its corners is always covered with yarns and wips. And this is my small world of crochet.
Share the story of your favorite thing you’ve ever crocheted or designed.
I am a little bit addicted to overlay crochet and mandala art. I enjoy creating mandalas, and they become quite popular designs. Probably one of the most popular mandalas is called Spanish. It was inspired by handmade ceramic plates from Spain. One day I saw a picture in a group on Facebook and felt a very strong wish to recreate a similar pattern in crochet. Later I browsed hundreds of other pictures with Spanish plates. And in the end I created my own.
Tell us about any other fiber-related hobbies you enjoy.
Crochet and designing became my daily job, and I don’t really have time for anything else. Sometimes when I am in a non-stop designing mode I don’t have time to take care of my home and to cook… But my family is very supportive and understanding. A few years ago I did a lot of cross-stitch embroidery. It’s a little bit time consuming, but very relaxing craft.
How do you decide what to name your patterns?
To be honest it,’s a pain to name the patterns! Sometimes the names are born at once, and sometimes it takes forever to think of something creative. For me it’s much easier to create a design than to name it.
Tell us about your most popular pattern.
Labyrinth Mandala was inspired by black and white vector graphics. My idea was to imitate brioche knitting stitch and create a very clear and graphical pattern which can be worked with only two (or more) colors. Using this pattern you can make a reversible pillow throw with different palette for each side. You can also use this mandala as an appliqué or wall hanging decoration.
Tell us about your favorite camping location.
Ok… I am not a camping type of person at all 🙂 I was born in the city and I spent my entire life in the city. I love to take walks in the woods, and mountains. But I never had a real camping experience…
I’ve just released a new design and offer 25% discount through Monday, March 27 with code TREE. Head over to Tatsiana’s blog to find out the details.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Spanish Mandala, $5.50
This Mandala was inspired by colorful ceramic plates handmade in Spain. The pattern can be used for making a round pillow cover (with zip) or a separate Mandala, which can be used as a trivet, wall hanging or decoration for fabric pillowcase.
2. Dandelion Mandala, $5.50
I love dandelions, especially when they are white. I find something magical and very attractive about them. This is probably one of the most common flowers. Everyone knows what Dandelions look like. They are very simple, but they have a deep meaning and are used in many ways. They are symbolic of positivity, progress, and survival.
This mandala is ideal as a decoration for a table or as a decor for a pillow cover. It can be also used for meditation or even hung on a wall. And it can become a nice center of a rug of your own design – if you think of and crochet more rounds…
3. Joana’s Mandala, $5.50
This Mandala is named after my friend Joana who inspired me to design it. It is made in overlay crochet technique with lots of front post stitches. The mandala is nicely structured and can be made in more than 3 colors. It can be used as a table decoration, appliqué for a pillow cover, stool cover, potholder and even a round pillow.
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