In the last year or so, the crochet trend has come back and it's better than ever. From the runway to interior design, yarn art is taking over the world, from winter scarves to bright bikinis. This time around, crochet has a new, modern twist, Dragonfly Twist that is...
Situated in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa is Dragonfly Twist, a company that sells handmade crocheted interior decor. The creative genius behind these beautiful designs is Petro, who says she started knitting from a young age, making dresses for her Barbie dolls and has loved the craft ever since.
Petro started whipping up her own creations for her home and began to make beautiful, hand knitted blankets and throws among other projects. The beautiful designs were so popular in her circle of friends and family, that she would often be asked for a piece just as she had finished making it! Her gorgeous throws became so popular that her family eventually encouraged her to use her immense talent as a business venture - and from there Dragonfly Twist was born!
Petro gets her inspiration from her own home (which by judging off her designs, must be beautiful). She makes items that she would like to see in her own abode that are both practical and easy to care for, along with being beautiful and unique. All her designs are machine washable, so they're very easy to take care of.
Not only are the designs visually stunning, many of them are also eco-friendly as the storage baskets, pots and some rugs are made from recycled T-shirt fabric. Lots of love and care goes into making each gorgeous item which Petro says is very rewarding once complete.
I was sent a beautiful, chunky bath mat and two medium storage baskets from Dragonfly Twist and I must say, they exceeded my expectations!
The storage baskets are made from the recycled T-shirts, which gives them great support and structure. They're so nice to keep your little bits and bobs in by the counter like car keys and phones, or you can even use it to keep your makeup or stationary in, if they get dirty, you can always put them in the wash for a clean. The T-shirt fabric has such a great texture and feel to it and I love the neutral black colour - totally my style!
The Chunky Bath Mat is a new item added to the Dragonfly Twist collection which Petro asked me to offer feedback on - and I must say I'm absolutely in love with it! The knit is gorgeous and the off-white colour matches my decor perfectly! I decided that it's much too pretty to keep in my bathroom where guests never see it, so I'm using mine as a small rug next to my bed! The texture is slightly different from the baskets in that it's yarn and not T-shirt material, but that's wonderful as it will keep my feet nice and warm when I have to get out of bed on those cold winter mornings! It's also very thick, so for someone who likes to sit on the floor, it gives me something nice and cushy to rest on.
Petro takes custom orders as well and if you're looking for a beautiful update to make your space look new again, I suggest you check out Dragonfly Twist's Facebook and Instagram Page! Give them a follow and 'like' their social pages to stay updated with new designs and competitions (they just hosted a great one a few weeks ago!).
I hope you enjoyed the blog post! Until next time.
-The Traveling Oyster xxx