Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: reveal!

I know that since last week you have been waiting for a full reveal of my new Spirits of Life CAL. Thank you very much for a very warm and lovely feedback. And thank you for being patient. I’ve got lots of questions, and I will try to answer at least some of them in this post.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

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Spirits of Life CAL was inspired by Native American textile and fiber art. Recently I have been looking a lot into this theme. My aim was not to copy exact patterns and to reproduce them. Instead I was trying to translate the same feeling through my wrap. Each element and pattern doesn’t have any meaning. It’s just my own perception and imagination. :)
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit for all pictures in this post: Oleg Ignatovich

As you may probably know this CAL will be about the wrap. In fact it is a large (approx. 63cm x 180cm) rectangle shawl which can be worn both as a wrap and as a scarf, for example. In the pictures below you can see that the length is enough to wrap it around the shoulders.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Spirits of Life wrap comes in three colour ways: Spirit of the Lake, Spirit of the Volcano and Spirit of the Orchid. Each sample is made with mixture of two Scheepjes yarns: Spirit and Catona (reviewed HERE and HERE), to imitate mute and semi-colored effects of traditional textile pieces. I have worked with both yarns before and truly love their look and the feel. The mixture of soft and slightly fluffy Spirit and stiffness and rich colors of Catona gave the wrap a very nice warmth and excellent drape!
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Official kits produced and nicely packed by Scheepjes in all three colorways are already available for pre-order via some local stockiest (also at Knotty House* (Canada) and will be available for purchase at large retailers, such as Wool Warehouse HERE* and Deramores* (both in UK with international shipping), Loveknitting* (US) on September 27th, 2017.

And while waiting for the start date, you can add this CAL to your queue on Ravelry HERE.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - kit

Just to remind you, the CAL will begin on October 18th, 2017 and will run for 9 weeks. Last part will be released on December 13th, just in time to finish your wrap for Christmas – for yourself or for friends and family members.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

The patterns/tutorials will be released here on my blog weekly. They will be FREE and translated at least to 10 languages: English UK and US, Dutch, Spanish, German, French, Hebrew, Swedish, Afrikaans, Polish and Finnish. Tutorials will include written instructions, charts and progress pictures and will be accompanied by partial video’s to guide you through every step. The CAL will be hosted in Official CCC Social group on Facebook (by Susan Cutrer) where you will find the answers to all questions and get full support from admins and other members.






You were asking which crochet level this CAL is aimed to. This is a very difficult question. Spirits of Life is definitely not a total beginner’s project. But no intricate stitches were used to crochet this wrap. All stitches are very basic and only their placement can be tricky sometimes. If you are an “adventurous beginner” and like to learn new things, you can try this CAL out.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Three different techniques were mixed together: Overlay Crochet, Mosaic Crochet and C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet. In coming weeks I will keep you posted with details about the techniques and will give you links to tutorials, so that you can practice and see if this CAL is right for you.

I hope I could answer your possible questions. More information and details will come in next weeks. And here is the picture of me wearing Spirit of the Orchid. I am sending many thanks to my friends @Oleg Ignatovich (photographer) and @Natasha Zus (model) for such atmospheric pictures. Be sure to check their Instagram to see lots of other wonderful pictures!

UPDATE: you can find Important Notes for this project HERE.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL - designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

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39 comments

  1. Absolutely Stunning !!!! The textures, the colours, the photography - just everything is absolutely amazing !!!! You have exceeded my expectations - and I own more than 10 of your patterns, so my expectations were pretty high already. Well done Tatsiana - I don't know how I am going to wait 2 months now :) xxx

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    1. Thank you very much! To be honest when first sample was finished and I looked at it with fresh eyes, I coudn't really believe it was made by me. Sometimes I have a feeling that ideas are being born by themselves :) And it's still summer! Enjoy, relax and two months will fly.

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  2. I love it so much, each one has such a vibrant personality, and the photographs are very inviting. Wonderful!

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    1. Thank you! We worked really hard to bring the feeling through photography. I am happy you like it.

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  3. This is truly beautiful Tatsiana! I love the Spirit of the Lake colorway, which might have to be mine! :) --Rita Z.

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    1. Spirit of the Lake was the first colorway I created, and I like it very much too. dusty green and deep blue remind me of a lake so much. I think I can even smell it :)

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  4. Beautiful. I cannot wait to start my Spirit of the Volcano...

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  5. Thank you form the bottom of my heart for giving us such a great and beautiful gift <3 I really look for ward to start, but i haven't decide which colors yet, i have to meditate to see if my Spirit is a Volcano or a Orchid :)

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  6. Looks amazing and inspirational ... can't wait to start. Going to place my order today in volcano to strengthen my root chakra as I work on this delicious beauty and then keep it strong as I wear it ❤️

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  7. Wow Amazing. What a magnificent design. I can not wait to get started

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  8. So beautiful! And what a great picture of you! Lovely!

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  9. Such a gorgeous design, I can't wait to start :-) Thank you so much. I want to pre-order a pack but have just one question: Do I have to be a Facebook member to be able to do the CAL?

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    1. No, no at all! All patterns will be published here on my blog. And Facebook group will just provide you with additional help. But it is not obligatory to be a member of any group.

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  10. Awesome. I always love making your beautiful designs. I love the color choices and look forward to making this lovely wrap. Thank you for having this CAL. :) Wishing you a most lovely day.

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  11. I hope that the next weeks with the informations and details will be in Dutch (and the other languages)

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    1. This is just an introduction to the CAL. and you can use a Translate button on y blog to translate in to your languges. All Important Notes and everything important you need to know will be in Dutch and other languages, of course.

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  12. wow gorgeous!! Can't wait to join this beautiful CAL!! You rock!

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  13. So hard to choose, I'll start with 'Lake." Beautiful beyond words.

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  14. what a gorgeous and inspirational design. thank you for it.

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  15. Beautiful. I have preordered an orchid kit!! Looking forward to the CAL. Thanks for such a fantastic design.

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  16. Oh my! So very beautiful! The size and drape looks so inviting to wrap yourself in. And, the color combinations in the different stitch patterns just takes my breath away. I'm going to have to make all three...Spirit of the Lake for my daughter, Spirit of the Orchid for my daughter-in-law, and Spirit of the Volcano for me. I have to keep one for myself, of course! Thank you for creating these!

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  17. Tatsiana this is just SO gorgeous.Spirit of the Lake and the Orchid are both calling me and I like the Volcano too!!!!! This is just so wonderful - I have done several of your patterns - this beats the lot. A wonderful creation - well done and thank you. Maggie Lewin

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  18. I thought I had decided on my color choice when you gave us the sneak peek, but seeing the wraps in these stunning photos has made choosing so much more difficult. The wrap is so beautiful, though, that I know whichever color I choose, I will be happy. Can't wait to get started!

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  19. I love this design and I will be following your website for these patterns, but this is a posting question. I saw Miss Neriss's email, and she said you will be posting links on the Official CCC Social Group. Will that page be active? I have been unable to access it for weeks.

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    1. this group is active all the time. If you cannot access it, maybe you should contact one of the admins?

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  20. Can't wait to get my hands on one of those kits! How can I choose!! Beautiful work!

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  21. Gorgeous shawl not sure which colour combo would choose. Would this be alright for a beginner? Thanks

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    1. Soon I will post links to techniques used in this CAL. You will try them in advance to see if difficulty level is right for you.

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  22. Looking forward to this beauty but when will the yarn quantity details be available if I want to try an alternate colourway? Thanks

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  23. Looking forward to this beauty. When will the yarn details be available please to choose and alternate colourway?

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  24. This is stunning, I look forward to this CAL

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  25. So beautifull!
    I can't wait to get startet!

    Will there be a Danish translation?

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  26. So beautiful!
    I can't wait to get startet!

    Will there be a Danish translation?

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  27. Unfortunately, neither LoveCrochet.com or LoveKnitting.com have the yarn kits available for preorder. The only shop I've found in the U.S. that is taking preorders is the lovely Stitched Naturally (https://stitchednaturally.com) in Wisconsin. (This is also the only shop to carry Scheepjes Whirl.) So you don't need to wait any longer if you live in the U.S. to preorder, and you don't need to pay overseas shipping rates. Your only concern now is choosing which kit to buy--the hardest part.

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  28. I crocheted for years and have practically stopped because I taught myself to knit and have concentrated on learning the vsrious stitches and techniques. However, when i opened your email today and saw this beautiful wrap, I wanted to join in you CAL. It will be a gift for my daughter. I am very excited to join this crochet project. Thank you!

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  29. Hola!
    I love your work and I would like to join me to this cal. I'm a very beginer and I don't know if i'll be able to do it. I am crocheting tradicional stiches since a red months ... I had never seeing this tipe of work so special

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