His crochet needles keep pace with the sound of his voice, never pausing for a breath but clacking continually until yet another beautifully patterned square emerges that will eventually be connected to a lap, a dog, or perhaps even a twin bed.
He also has an order to crochet a Patriots blanket, with a slightly lighter shade of blue in rows five and six to signify the football team's championship.
She said: "I always loved to crochet
and immediately thought I could do something with that.
The designer looked to his home town of Merthyr Tydfil for help after one of his crochet workers injured her hand in the week before his London Fashion Week show.
Carol spent the next three evenings producing the stars with one of her finest crochet hooks, ready to be picked up in time for the London show.
Although Alex is learning the skills of crochet, it took all of Carol's experience to meet Julien's brief within a tight deadline.
But the art of crochet is still alive and kicking and could save the fashion-conscious considerable expense in the pursuit of that "bohemian chic" look.
Mrs Bagby, a member of the guild's arts and crafts group, said: "I'm a rank amateur when it comes to crochet - embroidery is really my thing.
You have to be careful with crochet and it takes up a lot more wool.
A great buy for a popular craft, "Afghans to Crochet
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A 30- by 48-inch oval rug requires 25 to 30 yards of fabric, which you tear and fold into strips, then crochet with a large hook.
To make a rug, you'll need lightweight 45-inch-wide cotton or cotton-polyester in four or five contrasting colors or patterns; also scissors, a tape measure, a size 10 1/2K crochet hook (about $1.
As you crochet, turn raw edges of fabric strips under to resemble bias tape (you can do this by hand or use a bias tape maker); folded fabric will keep the frayed edges from showing on the finished rug.
This season, fashion is all about getting back to your feminine and flirty roots, with flowing, romantic fabrics like lace, satin, crochet
and eyelet dominating for women, "said Cheryl Kaplan, style expert for SmartBargains.
About six months ago, Morrison and her friends started meeting once each week with their crochet
hooks and knitting needles to work their magic.