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Hello! I’m Cornel and I blog about things that inspire me, things I’ve made and Craft Share, the craft group I started in 2009.

You'll find lots of crochet on my blog, as well as my crochet and sewing projects for Ideas Magazine, since September 2011.

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Entries in fashion (29)


rodarte ready-t-wear a/w 2015

Just 4 words:
Cornel x

anna sui fall 2014


Anna says: "You have to focus on your dreams, even if they go beyond common sense"

I find the crocheted jacket in her Fall 2014 runway show beyond beautiful.

Although there are a number of knitted pieces, the jacket above is the ONLY crocheted piece in this collection.

The technique used to create the colour blocking is called intarsia crochet.

As far as I know there are no machines that can duplicate crochet work,

so crocheted items (unlike lace items) are


hand made.

C x


daniela gregis revives the art of crochet and knitting


This is Italian fashion designer Daniela Gregis.

These are excerpts from her Spring/Summer 2013 collection, to show you how she incorporates the art of crochet and knitting in pret-a-porter fashion, in the most deliscious way (according to me of course!)



Daniela very elegantly walks on stage while crocheting a ball of twine with her fingers.



Her models are dressed in beautiful loosely fitted linen dresses and crocheted shoes.

And crochet bag (shall we call this no 1?)



The designer herself with crocheted bag no 2.



Bag no 3 was without a doubt done in chunky yarn and blocks of single crochets (dc in English terms).



Bag no 1 (again) is actually 3 bags that fit snugly together.

Very simple stitches were used to accentuate the plain with mustard, tan and bright red yarn.

I love theses crocheted wedges and the loosely knitted scarf in natural linen in the model's hand.



Ah, my favourite! Bag no 4 with a crocheted hessian base and body knitted from scraps of fabric.



Bag no 5 is a little more dainty and crocheted, with fabric scrap detail...



Although these plain knitted jerseys featured in her show, the highligt for me was the one below:



This just proves that, besides Daniela being an artist, she is also a very brave woman.

I would never have imagined seeing a deconstructed patchwork jersey featured in a high end fashion show in this day and age!

Daniela Gregis' Spring/Summer 2014 can be seen at fashionising.com (where the images above are from).

Cornel x


chanel spring 2014 pret-a-porter*

Hierdie was vir my die hoogtepunte van Karl Lagerfeld se nuutste reeks! As jy die HELE show wil kyk (bietjie meer as 15 minute), kliek hier. C x

*ready-to-wear (weet net nie waarheen nie...)


this is what you call a 'stash buster'


wish list

Hierdie 3 items is DEFINITIEF op my wens-lysie!

Toppie is van Chicwish

Sneakers van Alouette in Italië

Handsak van Urban Heirloom op Etsy.

C x


joseph altuzarra resort 2014


Smock, knit, crochet and embroidery detail

in Joseph Altuzarra's Resort 2014 collection.

C x


spell and the gypsie collective ...

... se klere is MAGIC!

Ek verstaan net nie die bruin handsak nie.

Kliek hier as jy na hulle website toe wil gaan.

C x


crocheted collar by free people

This exquisite top with crocheted collar

is available online from

Free People

(for R1 662,79).

C x


mi nuevo héroe es antonio marras

And this is what genius looks like:

Antonio Marras!

C x