Thursday, 14 May 2015

Lots Going On! (Update)

Lupey Loops blog posts have been irregular lately because it has been such a busy time in many areas of my life: health, family, community, crochet and the blogosphere!

This post is about sharing all the news!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Adelaide Stitches & Craft Show

Rounded enamelled badge with the rounded logo which says "The Stitches & CRAFT SHOW Est. 1987"
This badge was given to me
when I collected my ticket.
After a short break from the online world, and with renewed vigor, I am here to tell you about the current Stitches & Craft Show in Adelaide,  South Australia.  

You have 1 more day (today) to visit the Wayville Showgrounds and enjoy some crafty goodness. The show started on Thursday and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily until Saturday 9 May 2015.

Waking up with extreme tiredness and flaring symptoms, Thursday was not the best of mornings but I persevered and was rewarded with a happy day and some photographs.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Access All Areas: Adaptive Crochet

International Access Symbol (white wheelchair symbol on a blue background) created with crochet by Jodiebodie using a freeform technique to create the shapes and finished with a white crab stitch border.
International Access Symbol
crocheted by Jodie
As a regular visitor to Rachel Choi's extremely useful and informative Crochet Spot web site, I was very pleased to read an article about 'Adaptive Crochet for the Legally Blind'. 

Monday, 20 April 2015

Poppy Patterns

Lots of knitted and crocheted poppies displayed together. There are many different styles of handcrafted poppies mixed together.  Photo used with permission from Madison Prime.
A community poppy display (close-up).
(Photo: M. Prime)


As Anzac Day approaches, I'm on a quest to find the perfect crocheted poppy.

Here is a collection of poppy patterns …










Thursday, 16 April 2015

What Do Trains Have to Do with Crochet?

Traffic warning sign - yellow diamond with silhouette of steam train.

Many people like to crochet (or knit) while travelling on trains.

Further to an earlier post about trains, I am continuing the theme to reflect on what makes a good pattern for travel and investigate train-themed projects; but before I do that, I have some photos to share of a recent encounter with steam locomotives.



Friday, 10 April 2015

Access All Areas: Training the Transport Department

International Access Symbol (white wheelchair symbol on a blue background) created with crochet by Jodiebodie using a freeform technique to create the shapes and finished with a white crab stitch border.
International Access Symbol
crocheted by Jodie


 

In 2011, I attended a 'Come and Try Accessible Public Transport' day organised by the government's transport department. 

It was a chance to try out the various forms of transport in a safe environment while at the same time provide feedback to the government about the transport system of the day and how to best cater for the needs of people with disabilities.  

New trains and trams had been commissioned and the government was seeking advice from people with disabilities about how to design the internal features of the trains to make them more accessible.

It was very exciting to be able to influence positive change and communicate with decision-makers.

Sunday, 5 April 2015