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Colourful wayuu bags to crochet: a guide to making tapestry crochet bags

Colourful wayuu bags to crochet: a guide to making tapestry crochet bags

Graaf, Rianne de, author

Colourful, functional and fun - these striking crocheted Wayuu bags have the best combination of features! Using the technique of tapestry crochet, there are ten stunning bags to make, all in excitingly bold colourways and designs, with the characteristic woven shoulder straps and drawstring cords. Some of the bags are also embellished with pompoms and tassels. Using the traditional geometric patterns and shapes of the Colombian and Venezuelan Wayuu people, each bag is unique and you can make them in your own choice of colours. Tapestry crohcet uses just one crochet stitch and is an easy technique to learn, and a section at the end of the book shows you how to make the beautifully braided straps and drawstrings. The braided straps could also easily be made on their own as trendy belts for trousers and skirts

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Search Press, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Rianne de Graaf
ISBN: 178221674X, 9781782216742
Note: Translated from the Dutch.
Physical Description: 96 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm
Subject: Indian art South America.; Handbags.; Crafts.; Indian embroidery South America.; Crocheting.; Crocheting Patterns.
Uniform Title: Wayuu mochilas haken. English


  1. Foreword
  2. Techniques
  3. Troubleshooting
  4. Materials used
  5. Crocheting the base
  6. Spaces for the cord
  7. Fastening off the bag
  8. Wayuu Mochila Patterns
  9. Hourglass
  10. Large Flower
  11. Azulejo Tiles
  12. Diamonds
  13. Little Flowers
  14. Plain and sparkly stripes
  15. Cross
  16. Flamingo
  17. Traditional
  18. Maze
  19. Making the shoulder strap
  20. Making the drawstring