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My first amigurumi. The beginning.


Muchas veces me preguntan cómo es que hago amigurumis, dónde aprendí…
Todo empezó por casualidad, en una librería de Barcelona. Estaba mirando libros cuando me encontré con Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: AMIGURUMI y no pude dejarlo allí, en aquella estantería solitaria… Así que tuve que llevármelo conmigo. Así de simple.
Pero en este instante intervienen muchos factores, claro. Te cuento…
Aprendiendo amigurumis con Tomoko

1. Es fácil que te encuentres conmigo en una librería, sus escaparates son como imanes para mi. Entro y buceo entre sus estantes, sin destino ni bombona de oxígeno. El tiempo se detiene en estos lugares, te lo aseguro.
2. Me interesa mucho la cultura japonesa, y concretamente su arte.
3. Me encanta trabajar con las manos y especialmente crear con ellas. El barro es uno de mis elementos preferidos.
4. En casa, no había espacio para trabajar el barro.
5. Los horarios laborales eran incompatibles con hacer actividades en centros o escuelas de arte
6. Cuando era pequeña me enseñaron a hacer los puntos básicos del ganchillo. Nada de patrones o diagramas. Creo que hice algún tapete.
7. Al acabar la jornada laboral me llevaba todos los problemas conmigo a casa y mi cabeza seguía dando vueltas, sin conseguir desconectar.

Así que, cuando las páginas de Kyuuto!> pasaron ante mis ojos, me encantaron aquellos muñequitos. No tenía ni idea si entendería aquellas instrucciones, pero tenía que intentarlo, recordar lo aprendido y aprender lo nuevo. Era ideal, podía hacerlo en casa y únicamente necesitaba un ganchillo y lanas.

Así es como me inicié en el maravilloso arte de los amigurumis. Recordando, haciendo, deshaciendo y con la ayuda del libro de Tomoko Takamori, empecé a tejer esas miniaturas rellenas de algodón.

Os presento a mi primer amigurumi (amarillo), que viajó a India y se quedó con Gangadevi, acompañado del segundo (naranja) que sigue conmigo.
Mis primeros amigurumis

Obviamente me gustó, porque seguí tejiendo amigurumis y creando los míos propios. Conseguía relajarme, concentrarme en algo sin que mi cabeza se despistase con otra cosa, y además es muy gratificante ver el resultado. Algo que has hecho tú, poniendo toda tu atención e ilusión. ¡Te lo recomiendo!

100% Handmade with love in Mallorca

Happy World Environment Day!


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100% Handmade with love in Mallorca

‘SilkMo’ wrap


‘SilkMo’ is a wrap hand knit with a yarn that combines the finesse and delicacy of mohair and elegance of silk. Perfect to emphasize the newborn delicacy.

Newborn wrapped with SilkMo wrap amigunuri
Six colors available. If you are bold person, discover what are the other two.

SilkMo colors, by Amigunuri
Thank you so much to Victoria Peñafiel for her beautiful photo of a newborn wrapped with ‘SilkMo’.

Hand knit by me with love in Mallorca.

Welcome!


Alex, Santi, Uma and Jan born last week, filled with happiness to their mothers, fathers, family and friends. To welcome them I have knitted pacifiers with my best wishes.
If you want a customized pacifier, contact me.

Chupetes newborn amigunuri

100% Handknit by me with love in Barcelona

‘Tweed’ blanket


‘Tweed’ is a blanket hand knit with a yarn that combines a rustic tweed appearance with softness and the feel-good factor. The soft alpaca net construction of this special yarn is blended with virgin wool and tweed to create a wonderful handle.
Tweet blanket. Fotografia de Victoria Peñafiel
The pattern is different on each side. You can use it like a wrap too.
‘Tweed’ is available different colors combination.

Tejiendo la manta Tweed Las dos caras de la manta Tweed

Thank you so much to Victoria Peñafiel for her beautiful photo of a newborn wrapped with ‘Tweed’.

Hand knit by me with love in Barcelona.

‘Spiral’ hat


Paint the ‘Spiral‘ hat with the color that you want.
Funny and elegant for moms and dads. An essential basic for photographers.

Newborn Spiral hat. Fotografia de Victoria Peñafiel.

I hand knit this hat with a soft and extrafine 100% Merino wool, which respects the delicate skin of the newborn. There are wide variety of yarn colors to choose from. I’ll find yours.

Newborn Spiral hat colors
Thank you so much to Victoria Peñafiel for her beautiful photo.

Hand knit by me with love in Barcelona.

The value of handmade


The handmade things need time. You can be skillful and faster with the technique, you need time. And it is not only the time you spend in the final implementation. Previously you had to design it. The drawing, colors, measures… You’ve also selected the materials, you tested them. All this takes time. And I have the impression that time is not valued.

A few months ago I finished knitting this pure wool blanket. And, just curious, I wanted to know how long I spent crocheting it, not counting all the previous steps I mentioned earlier. I spent 30 hours with the crochet hook. Five hours is the maximum time that I could be followed crocheting, my wrists and tendons suffer too much.

Manta de lana con motivo chevron

Another point is the materials. As you know, I like working with natural fibres and high quality. For this blanket I used 100% wool from the Peruvian highlands. It is thick and soft. To crochet this blanket, 109 x 138 centimetres, I needed 12 balls of 100 grams each.
More than 1kg of wool!
Considering the value of the wool only, this blanket cost € 105.

Manta de lana tejida a mano con motivo chevron

What I value most is the satisfaction of knitting the blanket to my liking. Next winter I will smoothly warm 🙂

100% Handmade with love in Barcelona

‘Hiruki’ wrap


Hiruki‘ wrap is hand knit with a special color composition yarn and a new form: a triangle. It is more versatile at the time of wrapping the newborn. The pattern is different on each side. You can use it like a blanket too.
Ask me for more colors.

Hiruki wrap for newborn
Thank you so much to Victoria Peñafiel for her beautiful photo of Chloé wrapped with ‘Hiruki’.

Hand knit by me with love.

‘Tender’ Big Bunny


Amigurumis are small. But I could not resist and I’ve crocheted a big bunny. Endearing and pleasant to cuddle.

Tender Bunny Amigunuri y yo Achuchando al conejo Tender

Do you think he is tender?


100% Handmade with love in Barcelona

Welcome Alex!


I would like to introduce you to my cousin Alex.

Alex luce un gorro Amigunuri
His mom and dad choose Victòria Peñafiel to portray him in his first days of life.
I attended the whole session: simplicity, gentleness, kindness, peace and elegance, just what I see in her photos. With patience, unhurried, respecting the rhythms of the newborn and a lot of empathy with his parents.
I knitted a sky blue hat for the occasion. A classic. 😉

Hand knit by me with love.