Hello and my apologies for not writing in a while. With finishing the school year, traveling, and preparing for my first NFB convention, my life has been busy.
I meant to write back in may. However, I had a technical problem with pasting my entry, and the whole entry that I had worked on had been erased and only the video that I had planned to accompany the entry was the only thing that was posted.
I encourage any reader of this blog to look at the video and any other links they find of interest based on my description. The video is about a group in New York who has started a crochet group to teach those who have lost their vision how to crochet. I personally found it interesting and hope that more similar groups can form across the country.
On a similar note to teaching crochet skills, I will be teaching a Krafters Korner class in July. I will be teaching a baby blanket pattern that incorporates the shell stitch. If you have some crochet skills, I would invite you to check out the Krafters website under classes and think about attending the class/joining the devision.
For my personal crafting adventures, I have been doing a little crocheting. I received a wonderful idea for a bag pattern that I hope to start working on soon, and I think I have just the perfect yarn for it. That will mean that the yarn I was saving for a scarf will be used for that, but so is life and I think it would make up a wonderful bag.
I have also been experimenting with various elements of design in making art out of different kinds of objects. The type that I have learned about so far is called asemblage. I like this kind of art because I can use it to make a point or illustrate a story better than I feel like I can do in crochet. I will write more about this if more progress is made on this front.
Before I sign off, I have been thinking about how I want to design the layout of this blog visually. I have been lacking to do that and I think that it needs to be done. I am curious from readers on how I could best design the blog that would best benefit them and what they would find interesting. I am also interested to hear what you as a reader want to hear about/think would be useful information to new readers/crocheters.
I am also pasting a link at the bottom of this post from AFB Vision Aware. This link gives suggestions for working with beads/doing beadwork once you have lost your vision/are visually impaired.
Thank you to those who continually read my blog.