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Felting Fever ~ Crochet Basket

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Felting Fever ~ Crochet Basket

I love, love, love working with DROPS Eskimo! Its chunky, quick to work up and best of all felts in the washing machine beautifully. If you have always fancied having a go at felting, but feel a little uncertain as to whether it will work, this is the project for you. I have designed a very simple basket pattern, that will allow you to have a go at whipping up a quick project that will felt perfectly. At the end of this post I will link to more fabulous felting patterns to try. Hope this basket inspires you to have...

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Twinkling Toadstools

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Twinkling Toadstools

Well I really must apologise for taking so long to add a new post to my blog! As it's been so long I'm celebrating getting back to my little sharing space with a free pattern for some glittery, festive toadstools for your Christmas tree! We've been having fun making them at the studio (Stitch Studio Ramsbottom) during our Christmas Crochet Workshops, so I hope you enjoy them too!        So here goes with the pattern! Pattern Notes  Pattern is written in UK crochet terms.  Yarn: Small amounts of DROPS Paris (see all colours available) I used approx 8g of each...

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Easter Bonnet

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Easter Bonnet

When I was a little girl Easter Bonnet parades were all the thing, so, I was delighted last Easter when my daughter's Reception class paraded in the church assembly with their wonderful Easter Bonnet creations... here are a few pictures of her Easter Bonnet...a little worse for wear....but, boy, did she wear it well! (She is quite the performer!) I loved that their bonnets really were made by them with guidance from the teacher, (rather than the other way around ;-) ) and all individual too! (As a Design and Technology Graphic Design teacher before starting Cotton Pod I love...

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Spring Wreath ~ Crochet Tutorial

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Spring Wreath ~ Crochet Tutorial

   Around this time last year I created a pattern for crochet Daffodils and used them to create little wall hangings for my Mum and Godmother for Mother's Day. I also created a pattern for some little Primrose flowers too, as I was holding a Spring Wreath making workshop at Stitch Studio. Here's one of the Spring Wreaths made in the workshop. I thought it would be nice this Spring to share the workshop as a tutorial on my Blog, so here goes. Making the Wreath Base Materials & Equipment: 17 cm embroidery hoop DROPS Paris Yarn: I used Pistachio (39)...

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Learning to Knit ~ Continental Style ~ featuring a Knitted & Felted Bag

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Learning to Knit ~ Continental Style ~ featuring a Knitted & Felted Bag

  Grandma and me, 1974, St Anne's  Every now and again I pick up my knitting needles and make something. I love the effect of those perfect rows of knitted stitches and it certainly is less of a yarn guzzler than crochet. Knitting always brings me closer to my beloved maternal Grandma, who sadly passed away when I was 7. When I knit, I feel like she is peering lovingly over my shoulder, it feels good.   Vintage dolls' clothes knitted by my Grandma, early 1970s She used to knit my teddy's and doll's clothes; so precious are they to...

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