... a blanket 'coming on'
This granny square is a mix of yarns. I've chosen some by Cygnet and a few from Scheepjes. All are double knitting. Cygnet: Barley, Soft Coral and Harvest Scheepjes: Knokke and Nijmegen If you wish to indulge you can buy them all from Mrs Snufflebean. You could make a whole blanket with 120 different combinations… Continue reading Five Colour Friday
All you need is a ball of yarn and a hook! I've been playing around with a few odd balls of scrap yarn. Some were so small they really qualified as 'lengths' rather than 'balls'. However, the object was to make a circle in a squaare - as easily as possible! Now I don't expect… Continue reading Play with a purpose – The Posy Square
I love colour. I have dyed a range of fibres and fabrics for over 30 years and during that time have learnt a lot about colour. Vibrant, mid to dark tones are my favourite and often the combinations I choose. Many years ago a very wise old lady encouraged me to move out of my… Continue reading What I learnt today
Grids I find grids very useful. Squared paper is easy to obtain, but better still - the grid you draw. Measuring isn't obligatory - and I often start by drawing a rough grid by 'eye' in my journal. Are you a quilter? Quite an interesting way of developing your own personal quilting pattern is to… Continue reading Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – G is for
Collage I enjoy working with paper. It began as a design tool for textiles - but after discovering that it was also a useful base for stitch it has more and more become an integrated part of my work. Paper is so readily available! It doesn't need to be expensive. The cover of this book… Continue reading Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – C is for..
Spring is here. Early spring, that is. In a few short weeks the apple blossom will be flowering in abundance - it's one of my favourite times of the year. No blossom on the trees and bushes at the moment, though. But I do have flowers in the house! Flowers are a useful source of… Continue reading Blossom