Week 3 of the Mindfulness CAL starts today, and you can get your copy and the yarn pack from Deramores if you haven’t already: https://tidd.ly/3hGtm26
This week’s designer is Fran Morgan, and you can visit her website at http://www.franmorgan.co.uk or see her insta @fran.morg
What does mindfulness mean to you? Mindfulness for me means living in a relaxed and thoughtful way. It’s a bit of a cliche, but ‘being in the moment’. Taking time to relax and enjoy a calm state of mind. Appreciating each step of every thing we do.
How did you go about designing with mindfulness in mind? When I crochet, I love to be in rythmn with the stitches,so I wanted to create something that would capture that process, of repetition and concentratation. It’s quite hard putting that feeling into words, but I am sure we can all relate to it.
What else do you do (other than crochet) to be mindful? As well as crochet, I knit. I love going for long walks. Reading and during the pandemic I have spent a lot of time, sitting in the garden and listening to birdsong.
What’s your favourite project to design? I love to design garments.
If you could design anything, what would it be? That’s a tricky one, because I enjoy making everything. Would love to do more kids stuff.
Which of your designs are you most proud of? Always the latest one.
What colours make you calm? Funnily enough bright colours make me calm, because I love the way they lighten up my life
What colours make you happy? All the colours ha ha.
Your number one top crochet tip? Everyone will hate me, but it’s take time to swatch and get the tension right.