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Crochet With Your May Arts Ribbon

Ribbon crochet

On a recent trip to Galena, Illinois, I found a jewel of a store called GALENA BEADS.  I asked permission if I could bring in my stash of May Arts ribbon and just play.  I spent 3 hours ooohing, ahhhing, and learning beading basics – while many of the staff spent time ooohing and ahhing over my May Arts ribbons.

One of the owners of the store and Bead Diva, Jan Ketza-Harris, much to my delight decided to sit down and experiment with my ribbons too!  One of Jan’s specialties is wire crochet.  I showed her some of the wire May Arts ribbons—but instead, she gravitated to the bright colors of the twisted burlap!

In about 5 minutes Jan created the coolest beaded crochet piece!  We both started brainstorming all of the things that could be done with it.

  • belt
  • necklace
  • hair tie
  • curtain tie back
  • decorative trim for a pillow
  • sky’s the limit!

Here is step by step how Jan created her beaded crochet with May Arts twisted burlap.

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Jan randomly scooped up beads and buttons, then threaded them on the twisted burlap.

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Next Jan started crocheting a basic chain.

ribbon crochet

ribbon crochet

While crocheting, Jan began pulling up a bead and crocheting it in place.  Within no time at all she gave me her finished piece!

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ribbon crochet

Thanks so much to Jan and the Bead Diva’s!

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Many tutorials and basic crochet instructions can be found online.  One link with nice illustrations can be found at
Blog Posted By:  Leah Farrar-White

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