After seeing a couple of crocheted flower books being promoted on the web I realised that there are probably many of you who don’t know that I dedicated myself to crocheting botanically correct flowers 20 years ago, some Australian natives, published in 2003.
After 25 attempts to get it right and the lounge room covered in bits of red and maroon wool crocheted into spikes, The Waratah was born, the Gum nut took 7 attempts, and the pansy took 2 years of attempts to get it looking like the pansies that actually grew in my garden. I had 3 gardening reference books later and I had self published a flower book. Published with both British and USA terms, international symbols all hand drawn initially.
Crocheted flowers can be put on anything.
My friend Geraldine puts a fuchsia on the corners of her shawls to decorate them.