I like to think in Suenhos Blanditos as a great family that despite the distance, meets to enjoy a common passion: The amigurumis.
From several places and backgrounds, speaking different languages, men, women, young, old, each and every one of us are connected by those little yarn dolls that we like so much and to which we add a little bit of us.
Today I want to show you a little bit of me and tell you about a celebration of my land, Galicia.
It’s about the Day of the Galician Letters (Día das Letras Galegas) that is celebrated every year on May 17th, to commemorate the edition of “Cantares Gallegos” by Rosalía de Castro that same day of 1863 and that marked the beginning of the “Rexurdimento” or the Galician cultural renaissance.
Every year, the Galician Royal Academy chooses an outstanding personality from the Galician literary and cultural field to pay tribute to him or her for the contribution and defense of our language.
This year, the day of the Galician Letters is dedicated to Antonio Fraguas, an intellectual born in Pontevedra whose cultural contribution included archeology, geography, history, art, ethnography and dissemination.
As a detail, to remind you of my beautiful land, Galicia, I want to give you the pattern of this cute octopus, which besides being a representative icon of our gastronomy, is crocheted with the colors of our flag: sky blue and white.
Many times you have found the pattern of an amigurumi that you love, that is perfect, just what you wanted, but when you see the size, it is too big or too small and it isn’t suitable… What can you do?
Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to be an unsolved problem. In a simple way you will be able to adapt the size of the amigurumi to your needs, whether you are a beginner or have a more advanced level.
When designing the amigurumis in the farm, in addition to ensuring that the pattern is clear, simple, well explained and gives rise to a cute doll, I have a great responsibility: that the design is adequate for the most vulnerable, babies and small children.
Whether you are a designer or weaver, father, mother, grandparent or simply want to have a detail with that little loved one, you must have in mind certain requirements that amigurumis must satisfy to fully guarantee the safety of the child. Continue reading Safe Amigurumis for Babies
In my previous post I talked about the different physical and emotional benefits that crocheting amigurumis gives us.
This time I want to talk about how amigurumi can open new horizons in the professional field and how great things can be achieved with effort and perseverance.
This is the example of Katia Horbatiuk and “Pecosa” the amigurumis brand that she has created in Peru.
This young Ukrainian girl, passionate on crochet since she was a little girl, has turned her passion into a way of life and an entrepreneurial project that provides work for dozens of Peruvian women with difficulties accessing the labor market.
Proud to be a weaver, Katia began her project in 2013 through Facebook. Overwhelmed by the increasing number of requests she received, she sought help from other women, thus initiating an important training and employment program: “Pecosa en casa”.