Chief of Crochet at cowgirlblues

Meet Nomonde, the Crochet Induna

This is Nomonde Yokwana, she is the Crochet Induna at cowgirlblues. I grew up in Kwazula Natal where the local language is Zulu and the Induna was the "headman" of a community, or the foreman in a working context, or

Shuttleworth Weaving at work

I was in KZN recently and made sure I had time to visit Andy and Helen at Shuttleworth Weaving, just outside Nottingham Road. They're seasoned professionals in the wool and weaving world and it was wonderful to have a look

Visual play

Playtime!

I loved Brene Brown's most recent blog post on play, and it distracted me into a bit of playtime of my own. Looking around my office it seems I do a fair amount of it, I've just taken to cleverly

crocheted wool handbag work in progress

Having your own business

Not being entirely as technologically literate as I'd like (or like to think I am!) I'm not sure how to disable some of the facebook notifications I get inundated with, and at the moment the pace is hotting up as

Crochet_flowers

Flowers for winter

It's been a chilly day here in Cape Town today, maybe the first of many, although I haven't been watching the forecast. But when I photographed my crocheted flower collection for a product enquiry this afternoon they felt woolly and

Finding the freedom to create

Sometimes things do not go according to plan. Like creating on command! Like yesterday: the beginning of my "creative week"; a making day; a day of abundant, inspired, creative work. NOT! More like a day of feeling stuck, constrained, dry, hot and bothered

Crochet for your garden?

Towards the end of last year I did a few outdoor experiments with Heath Nash to create some products using a cord manufactured by an Italian company. It was quite fun to take crochet out of it's traditional context and

The doily revisited

Street style

Crochet is cool it seems, or maybe I've just turned on the brain filter that has me spotting it more often. I've also been getting bolder about stopping people on the street and asking for a picture when I see something

In the genes?

I spent a bit of holiday time experimenting with some ideas that I’ve been mulling over for a while, but that needed a bit more of a relaxed environment to allow them to percolate. They also needed a workshop and