Thursday, 12 April 2012

Rainbow wall-hanging...


There are a couple of posts on forums across the globe regarding how I made the flower above. Firstly, I do not bite; I am not some super important crochet guru who does not have time to answer questions... if you have a question about my work dear reader, please just ask me and I will answer to the best of my abilities. I like using the "reply" feature on the comments section as it is quick to use and will happily respond this way. Secondly, the above picture is not of a crochet flower but my hexagon wall-hanging rolled up. I realised the end looked like a flower and took a picture of it.

The rainbow hexagon wall-hanging is finished!


When I took the previous felt wall hanging down, two nails were left in the wall and at the moment I have just hung the crochet on the two nails. I thought the hexagons would lose their shape, but they haven't. Really I need to stiffen the wall-hanging with a PVA solution, but at the moment I will leave it as it is...



I bought a new vintage plate the other week and the design is meant to look like cross stitch... I love it and I can't believe it is about 60 or 70 years old...


In my mind's eye this wall-hanging was going to be a very pale pastel affair, but it has turned out very vibrant indeed! I think I could not resist using the new King Cole hot pink yarn in my stash and that set the tone for the rest of the hanging...


... and finally a photo of my latest owl acquisition...


... oh I must mention that the hexagon pattern and details can be found HERE.

Hope you have enjoyed this little splash of colour... enjoy the weekend and happy hooking x

34 comments:

Stocki said...

What a lovely idea! The hexagons look fantastic against the white wall :)x

barb said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! The hexagon wall ART turned out absolutely fantastic! Gorgeous.
I am a collector of owls, too. I love your new addition.

Fleur Cotton said...

Beautiful wall hanging .. I am in awe of your great use of colour.

Fleur xx

terri said...

That's delicious... I noticed yesterday that I have a rather large, slim stretch of wall/ceiling on a stairway and was thinking of what to do to spruce it up. I think I may have just found it :-) so bright and cheery, lovely!

Danii said...

I love your hexagon wall hanging! awesome colours it compliments the space really well. Also loving your new plate :)
Just discovered your blog think I'm going to be a regular visitor now! Keep up the lovely work,
Danielle xx

Kathy from Michigan USA said...

The wall hanging is just beautiful! I notice, too, that in the picture through the doorway, your pretty chandelier mimics the wallhanging, or vice versa. I also think it looks very arty Japanese. In their quilts, the hexagon is often used in an off-balanced kind of way that ends up being very pleasing to the eye. Just one more thing, if you happen upon a quilting book called Watercolor Quilts, you will see a close similarity to your color placement in your hanging. Always love seeing your beautiful work.

besomom said...

Your wall hanging is beautiful! Lovely work. I am also very envious of your new vintage plate. And my daughter collects owls, too. There is a lot for me to admire on your blog!

Faith said...

That looks gorgeous! It sits well against your light fitting with the little circles......I like the pixelated look in that and your last blanket....I wonder if anyone has ever made a huge wall hanging with a picture you can see from a distance...d'you know what I mean? I'm sure I've said it before, so maybe I've even said it before!

It's gorgeous, clever you!

georgie said...

I love the idea of the wall hanging it looks absolutely fab!I must try something similar ;-)
Hugs georgie x

Zazzu said...

Gorgeous wall hanging, as you know already. ;)

You mentioned that it isn't losing its shape and I wonder if that's because the hexagons are small enough not to droop. The stitches that hold them together would provide a lot of stability, I'd think.

Not all bloggers are as nice as you about answering questions. :)

charisg said...

Your wallhanging is absolutely stunning-I truly covet it! I shall definitely have to try this for myself-thank you for the inspiration.

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Those colours look absolutely gorgeous together and I'm loving the pretty plate, couch an unusual design - I'm a sucker for anything that's a bit different
Victoria xx

Dana said...

I'm drooling...and it's so unladylike. :o) The wall hanging is gorgeous and I plan to make something inspired by your beautiful work.

Sue said...

That is so gorgeous, what a wonderful thing to see on your wall, a real blast of happiness! Love it, love it, love it!

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

That's very cools and you've given me a great idea for my walls, lots of empty walls at our place that need dressing! Oh I wish I knew before that you like owls! I saw 2 cute ones out op shopping yesterday, I'd have got them for you :(

vintage grey said...

Love your hexagon quilt hanging on the wall!! What beautiful colors!! Your new vintage plate is stunning!! ;) xo Heather

MeMeRose said...

Oh that's a shame... theres always room for another owl or two! thank you for the thought though... x

MeMeRose said...

I'm going to look out for that book Kathy...thank you for your kind words x

Dilly Tante said...

Your hanging is beautiful. Though I might actually have to try and crochet a multicoloured rose now! I definitely don't have the perseverance to attempt a wall hanging!

Carol said...

Love your wall hanging, a work of art.
Have a lovely weekend.
Carol xx

Jacquie said...

Oooooh , I love it :0) You make such wonderful things from that little hexagon...Makes me very HAPPY !!
Jacquie x

mllemichl said...

What a pretty home you have, and great work on all those hex's... brava!

Hazels Crochet said...

Oh my god, that is absolutely stunning!!!

Anneli said...

Beautiful wall hanging!! I love the colors!! :)

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

nice!!
♥ ♥ ♥

cunitia said...

Wow!! This is so beautiful! What a great idea, such wonderful colours! I love your blog and now I'm off to wonder around here a bit!!
Thank you!

Shara said...

I love it! I love it! I love it!

Did I mention I love it?

Did I mention I am so going to make one for our home? :-)

Laura said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, delightful .... and that's just the owl!!!! Seriously, your wall-hanging is stunning!!! Well done you! lol x

Pati from London said...

As always, I love your crochet work. The wall hanging fits perfect in your home. I am also addicted to owls but of the felt or handbag variety....:-)
That plate is very unusual, isn't it? I have never seen one that imitates crossstitch! Really great!, Pati x

WoollyBudgie said...

Wow! Your wall hanging is a work of art! You should be very proud! Rachel x

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I love that wall hanging and adore the colours. You keep tempting me with delicious makes! I've put a section on my latest post regarding the popcorn blanket and my first 3 squares if you'd like a peek. Suzy x

Sandra said...

Your wall hanging is stupendous! I adore the colours! I went to Ravelry to look at your kaleidoscope blanket. It's so beautiful. I see the pattern you used is on bunny mummy's blog. I know the Stylecraft yarns well and have quite a good collection. Would you be kind enough to tell me the names of the colours you used, especially the different pinks and reds and the turquoise and greens. I recognize some, but not all.
FANTASTIC WORK! I would actually like to make a blanket. How big did you make yours?
Warm regards, Sandra

MeMeRose said...

It's a big ask to name all of the yarn colours! Some yarns were picked up in markets and charity shops, but the majority is Stylecraft and the other make is Wendy. I buy both makes at Boyes. There is a rose colour which is wendy and the multi-colour yarns are Wendy. there is a turquoise which is Stylecraft Life... this is acrylic wool blend and a pale pink and orange which are also from the Stylecraft Life brand. I'm looking at the blanket as I type, and wondering how big it is... it fits the length of my three-seater sofa. Not really that big, I ran out of steam and one day I may add more hexagons to it! Thank you for your kind words and I hope this information helps.

Sandra said...

Hi again! Sorry about the big ask concerning the names of all the yarn colours!!! I'll just start with what I have in Stylecraft and see how it goes. I've already started the warm Stylecraft colours and will work out which colder colours to use as I progress! Adter all, I'm not going to do a carbon copy of your creation, just be inspired by it!
Thank you for replying to my query. I love that little hexagon and it's so quick to do and the bobble stitch makes it nice and soft and thick!
You have a great eye for colour!
Have a happy weekend.