Friday, October 23, 2015

The Palm Tree Project

Palm trees from my walk the other day.
And palm trees off my hook.
I was asked to crochet palm trees to decorate a booth at a Slow Food Festival next month in South Korea.
 Mimi who is a chef and the creator of The Secret Garden Project and Shakshooka, a pop-up farmer's market, is representing Kuwait at the festival under the name Slow Food Salmiya.
She asked a friend to design the backdrop for the booth to incorporate Sadu design with a modern twist.
I completed 12 palm trees for the sample board created this past week.
The pink will most likely be changed to red on the final boards.
38 palm trees required in total so I've been crocheting on them when I can.  Because I've been using thin cotton and a smaller hook, I had to take breaks due to pain in my left thumb from an old injury.
I just finished the last of the palm tree grove this morning. 
(Palm tree pattern can be found here.)

Now back to yarnbomb preparations.

Have a fabulous Friday!


Betsy said...

Tammy, your little palm trees are delightful. They make me smile just looking at them. How fun. Did you come up with the pattern yourself? You always surprise me with your ideas and fun projects.

handmade by amalia said...

These are adorable. Palm trees are among my favorite, they are almost architectural in their design and so very pretty.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

You've been very busy, Tammy. The palm trees turned out beautiful. Hopefully your thumb will recover soon from that project.
Have a great weekend!

Pradeepa said...

Love your tiny palm trees!

Tanya said...

SOOOO clever - I'm sure this will be the best booth there! Take care of the thumb - I had to give up crocheting years ago, due to developing Carpal Tunnel and Tendonitis in my left thumb. It still cracks and pops to this day.

Tanya said...

P.S. LOVE the whole string art thing you have going WITH the palm trees - FABULOUS vision and work, my friend!

Linda said...

Really cute! :)

Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend. Mine is about to begin (love my early out Fridays)


crafty cat corner said...

Well done Tammy, those trees are awsome.

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh how I love a palm tree.. you are making an amazing design there! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Susan said...

Those little palm trees are so cute, Tammy. You are amazing. Susan

Mereknits said...

I love them! You captured the palm tree perfectly, I should know as I have many of them surrounding me. Well done Tammy!

Ana said...

How cute! The palm trees turned out soooo cute. I'm sure the final piece will turn out great.


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, they are so cute! I find it hard to use the fine thread now both because of my fingers and also my eyes.

Folkways Note Book said...

Tammy -- Your photos are lovely. You have a great eye. The palm trees are fun and work well as a grove. Looks like they are going international! -- barbara

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I love the palm trees you saw on your walk and the ones you are so cleverly working on. Wonderful work but do take care of your hands.
Many thanks for visiting me and hope you are enjoying the weekend

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
What a lovely idea and design for that special market!
Love your palm tree grove, that was quite a job to make them.
Hope your thumb is feeling better by now.
Yes the finer needle and thread is a different feeling for our fingers!
I've had my left index finger being raw from picking with the finest needle when crocheting lace bridal handkerchiefs.
Sending you hugs and blessings and enjoy this project together!
Indeed, red thread would look a lot fresher and exotic.
LOVE your bangles - looking exotic as well.

Dagmar said...

Fabulous looking palm trees. Hope your old injury did not flare up too much!
Happy weekend.


Amy at love made my home said...

How fantastic are those palm trees! A lot of work I am sure! xx

Quinn said...

What a fabulous interpretation of that design! And I love your little palm trees. Palms are such icons, aren't they? At least for this New Englander...exotic, mysterious, magical. And I love the sound they make :)

Unknown said...

You got a little jungle going on there. I'm gonna have to pick up crochet. long as its small stuff and easy. Love your design for the sample board!

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