Floralia Crochet Along – July 1st
Flora is one of the most ancient goddesses of Roman religion, the flamen Florialis. A goddess of flowers, vegetation, and fertility.
Floralia was a festival in ancient Roman to honor the goddess Flora, held in April. The festival included Ludi Florae, the “Games of Flora” which lasted for six days. The celebrations included nude dancing, gladiator contests, theatrical performances and circus events. The crowds were pelted with vetches, beans, and lupins, (symbols of fertility). Deer and hares also symbols of fertility, were let loose in honor of the goddess as protector of gardens and fields. They wore colorful garments during the festivities instead of the customary white robes.
In honor of all women I designed Floralia with my maternal mother and grandmothers in mind. From generation to generation they past down their knowledge, wisdom and strength to the next, hoping the next generation would flourish and prosper. We do our best to keep those family traditions alive while evolving and adapting them to the new modern ways of life.
Video Tutorials by Helen Shrimpton– Crystals & Crochet
If you have not already heard of Helen Shrimpton from Crystals & Crochet you are in for a surprise. Helen will have a full set of video tutorials for the Floralia Crochet-Along
Crystals & Crochet Website
Crystals & Crochet YouTube channel
US UK French Dutch Danish Urdu German Czech
Finished size: 45″ x 45″ (115cm x 115cm)
Release Yarn/Materials/Stitches May 25
Part One Center Bloom July 1
Part Two Outer Bloom July 8
Part Three Squaring Outer Bloom July 15
Part Four Center Small Squares July 22
Part Five Small Square Panels July 29
Part Six Center Square and Panel Joining Aug 5
Part Seven Breathable Mesh Border Aug 12
Part Eight Floral Border Aug 19
Keep up to date and follow along @ Pippin Crochet Club on FB
Love Emma May xoxox