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WeCrochet invited Rows & Roses to their show "Coffee and Crochet" and it was AWESOME!
If you didn’t get to join us for WeCrochet’s “Coffee and Crochet” show on May 19, you missed a super fun time! That week’s episode featured ME! Sati, of Rows and Roses. I am thrilled to have been asked by my friends at WeC to guest star on that episode. We talked about the origins of R&R, my tips and tricks for starting and working a business from home, my favorite WeC yarns and notions, and I even did some show and tell for what I’ve been working on and what plans I have for the coming months.
Check out the replay! Click the pic above to be taken to the facebook LIVE replay, and give it a like and share!
MAY I have your attention? If you don’t mind, I’d just like make a few announcements during this month of hopefully glorious springtime-turning-to-summer that I really need it to be. Rows and Roses is now a proud affiliate and Brand Ambassador of WeCrochet! This company is very near and dear to my heart. Each and every member of the WeC team is utterly amazing, and a joy to work with. The yarn is fantastic, and 95% of what I use in Rows and Roses specials and customs comes from WeCrochet. So really it only makes sense to forge a partnership. From here on out, all links on this blog, in the newsletter, and in the various R&R groups and social media accounts will be affiliate links. Absolutely nothing changes for you. You’re not paying any extra, and you don’t have to do a thing. Just click the link, it’ll take you straight to WeCrochet, and you can make your purchase of delicious yarn as usual.
I wanted to update you a few new things. Since I’m sure you don’t want to miss anything, I’m going to make it really easy for you to find everything. Please have a look around the site, join the facebook group, share your pics of finished items from R&R patterns, and contact me to let me know of any suggestions, requests, or questions you may have.
I just want to remind you that I love all of you so very much. You all have made this business such a joy to run and share. Thank you to everyone who continues to support ♥
OMG I have a YouTube channel! After nine years of pretty steady growth, I have come to the realization that Rows and Roses needs a YouTube channel. I have so many people ask me about how to do certain stitches and techniques in my patterns, so I’ve decided to create a series of Lightening Quick Tutorials. These tutorials stand out from the rest in that you don’t have to skip ahead two or three minutes (or more!) to get to the actual demonstration. Many tutorials I’ve found have been just too wordy for me, and I find myself saying, “Come on! Get to the stitch already!” The LQTs will show you how to work a stitch or tutorial in record time. Check out my very first, for the Standing Double Crochet (SDC) and tell me what you think!
Have you seen the new FREE pattern on my blog? I designed Blooming Hand Towel to go along with my Best Potholders and Trivets in Bloom for Mother’s Day gift sets. And let me tell you, it was a hit! I have more views for just this pattern than I had on the whole blog for the entire month of April. I’m so glad you all love it! It uses my favorite kitchen cotton in the world, Dishie. You can mix and match multis, solids, and twists to make it your own.
The free pattern released for April was Trivet In Bloom, a lovely little trivet for Mother’s Day, worked in Dishie, that features a pretty “blooming” flower center. Some surface crochet holds the middle together, and it is so much fun to mix and match colors for it! This one did pretty well too, so another big thanks to all who visited the page and showed your support
I’m so glad that we’re having such excitement for the crochet-alongs in our Ravelry group. Last month we made potholders, and now in May we’ve decided on Trivet In Bloom.
This trivet can be made from any Dishie yarn, be it solids, multis, or twists. You can match it to your potholders if you made some, and put it all together as a great Mother’s Day present! These trivets are double thick, and have a beautiful flower design on the front of them. They are then stitched together in the middle with a little surface/slip stitch crochet. Join the CAL and you’ll receive full support from myself as well as the other crafters. Oh, and the pattern is free on my blog ♥
The update includes the new Rows and Roses pattern stylesheet, more and better information on gauge, yardage, etc., and better pictures. Grab this pattern now and let me know how you like it!
Welcome, yarn and fiber enthusiast! I am so excited to have you visit. Sati here, and I’m completely, ridiculously, emphatically in love with yarn. And fiber. Also sheep, alpacas, cotton plants OMG, and flax, which is where linen comes from, in case you didn’t know. You’ll learn a lot about this stuff whether you want to or not if you hang out with me.
Let me give you a quick rundown of the website: “Happenings” is the blog. Info and community can be found here. “Shop” is where you can shop all the yumminess. “My Calendar” is where I’ll put info on upcoming events, so that you’ll know when customs open again, or if there’s going to be a round of Specials anytime soon. “Talk to Me!” is the contact form. Use it for anything, from questions, to suggestions, to bug reports, to just saying hey.
Here’s my story:
My journey started out in 2010 crocheting woolies for my baby girl (who is now 9. HOW???) I was excited to learn how to crochet, and posted pics on facebook of my finished items. Once I started sharing info, people started asking how much it would cost for me to make them something “like that” every time I would post something new. Then I entered a whirlwind that went something like this…
Facebook page ** Commissions ** Hyenacart ** Facebook group ** Processed my first fleece ** Started spinning yarn ** Learned to dye yarn ** Discovered knitting ** Started writing patterns ** Began teaching classes ** Became independent contractor for WeCrochet testing patterns and crocheting samples ** …and I just bought a rigid heddle loom, so I’m weaving now.
Are you tired? I’m tired.
So now what? Build a website and put together a newsletter, of course! Are you a yarn and fiber enthusiast? Did you sign up for the newsletter? You know, that annoying af pop-up when you first visited this site? If you didn’t, please do! I would be honored to share my passion for yarn with you. There’s a sign-up form at the bottom of this page.
Please browse around and have a good time. If you like what you see, I’d appreciate a few button presses and comments to help up my website ratings ♥