Independence Day in Poland

It is about time to dust off my blog!

I always wanted to have a small Polish flag to be put inside my home for national celebrations but I did not like those plastic-fibre, cheap-looking ones that are available in shops. ‘Maybe I could make it’, I thought, and begun drawing.

Here is a mini version of my Polish flag. This one is made of cotton thread, thus is very absorbent but that is all fine for indoors use. I might think of some lighter (weight wise) fibre for a larger version of the flag at some point but it will not be a regular size for sure.

Fillet crochet, a technique used here, is very simple, allows for really fast work and quickly achievable result. There is a heart shape incorporated but it is possible to make plain flag, too.

The pattern is on its way.

Happy Independence Day to all of you who happen to come with a visit here. ~ C.

Easter 2017

For those of you who come here often and for those who visit today for the first time; for those of you who celebrate Easter, and also for those who do not but still wish to accept my full-of–good-energies greetings…

Easter card 2017

Thank you for your support, uplifting messages and your joy you share with showing pictures of your FOs and WIPs created based ony my patterns.

All the best vibes to you!

~C.

 

dziergadanie prawelewe KIP continues in 2017

dziergadanie prawelewe KIP wide banner

Join us at our monthly prawelewe KIPs called dziergadanie in Polish (dzierganie=knitting and gadanie=chatting).

We meet regulary every thrid Thursday of a month at Bema Cafe by Legnicka street in Wrocław, Poland. It is at the back of the Legnicka Business House (LBH), the building in front of the Magnolia Park.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of the technique you use to stich and your level of expertise. And if you do not feel like stitching but wish to meet people of good hearts, come join us for chatting.

Cathlin and THE team ♥

 

Christmas wishes 2016

Christmas-card_prawelewe_2016To everyone who comes with a visit to read my posts and take advantage of materials I share on this website as well as to all of you who enjoy working with my patterns and learn from my instructions- thank you for your support, valuable feedback, help and good energies sent towards me throughout the past year.

We are getting closer to the end of 2016, which was a year of quite many changes in my prawelewe art studio. Hopefully, I will be able to share more news (good news, of course) very soon. I have been busy with life recently, so my small prawelewe-related dream is to get back to publishing gossips from the studio, sharing new patterns, running events and workshops, developing this website for all of you to enjoy and to present some new projects.

As we are in the middle of celebrating Christmas, I am sending you wishes of blessed and peaceful time with your families and friends so you get ready to enter this coming new year 2017 with faith, hope and love.

~ Cathliin

 

Octopus for a preemie

Octopus for a preemie

About the project

World Wide Knit In Public Day 2016 and dziergadanie prawelewe KIP are joined events this year, and take place under the OCTOPUS FOR A PREEMIE project umbrella. This is a world-wide project focused on making squishy octopus toys for premature babies. The tentacles of the octos are meant to resemble the umbilical cord and to remind the babies of their time in the womb.

The concept was born in 2013 in Denmark. More about the original idea is to be found here (in Danish) and here (in English). Making octos for preemies has spread around since and there are many countries where people make and donate their octopus toys to local hospitals. There is a group of Polish volunteers, who coordinate this project in Poland, too (their page is here).

Myself and my friend-Irishmagda have decided to support this idea both for Polish and Irish babies, and for anyone who wishes to take advantage of our versions of the instructions and make octos for any preemie. Based on the original Danish instructions, we have prepared our own version of the patterns for crochet and knitted Octopus, both in Polish and English (UK and US terms).

18th June 2016 is the WWKIP Day so prawelewe and a Wrocław’s LYS-Makeland have joined for a great cause. We meet with our friends, customers, fans and new people to knit and crochet octopus toys, and then donate them for premature babies in hospitals in Wrocław, Poland. There are two techniques you can use to make your octos: crochet (will look similar to the octo on the left in the picture) and knitting (will look somewhat like the one on the right in the picture). There are certain rules for making your octopus toys so they could be given to premature babies, and all are described in the patters (those are also available on the Danish page, Polish project’s page and surely any other coordinators group’s page you will find) but not so many, and all of them are because the octopus toys are to be healthy, helpful and forever for every baby who receives it.

About the event

Our dziergadanie prawelewe KIP + WWKiP Day 2016 have their special FB event here. There is also an event on the official World Wide Knit In Public Day page. You are all welcome to join us, regardless of your level of expertise in knitting or crochet.

WWKiP Day 2016_63 dziergadanie prawelewe KIP(The avatar with octopus used in the banner above is by Pracownia Artystyczna “Ale pomysł!” and comes from this page.)

Octopus for a preemie

Especially for you
Although the WWKiP Day and our 62. dziergadanie prawelewe KIP is a one-day event, this project participation is by no means to end the same day. There is a plan to bring this idea to Ireland- one of our Ravelry prawelewe group friends wants to spread the news there so the patterns published on the prawelewe page are for everybody who wants to get involved. Enjoy!

Please note that there might be slight differences in requirements given by coordinators in different countries. It simply depends on the agreement the people who run the project make with the representatives of the local hospitals. Please make sure that you work your octopus toys exactly the way it is described by the people who will collect your work from you, otherwise your octos might not reach the babies.

Patterns available for a free download

If you grab one or more of them for yourself, please leave a comment below this post to share with all of us that you are involved.

NOTE: English patterns have been slightly updated; the current version is 20-06-2016. Please make sure to work with the newest version of these files.

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Octopus for a preemie- knitted version 20-06-2016 ENG –> Download this pattern

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Octopus for a preemie- crochet version 20-06-2016 ENG –> Download this pattern

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Ośmiorniczka dla wcześniaka- wzór na druty 18-06-2016 PL –> Download this pattern

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Ośmiorniczka dla wcześniaka- wzór na szydełko 18-06-2016 PL –> Download this pattern

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