A duplicate post

So, a glimpse of my ‘before crochet’ life! Until health problems reared their ugly head in our household I had a very successful textile supply business, selling mostly my owns hand dyed bits and bobs. We could be seen at all the big shows around the country, and I know that we have met some of you at workshops etc. You may have seen the rest of this on another blog here, but I want as many people as possible to see it, so please read on and pass the word!

‘The time has come’ – and it isn’t only the walrus that is saying that… The time has come to dispose of ALL my hand dyed stock. If you are interested in table sales at your group, filling a basket on your counter or adding to your inspirational threads etc, now is the time to do it.

I’ve just found these. Squirrelled away in a safe place, now is the time to dispose of them.

Usually sold in packs of 4 for £1.50 these silk carrier rods are really useful for textural work, or just for adding interest. A whole workshop could be taught on them, and that’s what I used to do.

How about:

  • Breaking each one down into layers
  • Turning one into silk thread for stitching
  • Moulding for jewellery
  • Adding to stitching for texture
  • Using in artwork or even your journals
  • Incorporate into weaving
  • Lots more uses

They really are versatile. Just some of them shown above!

Now selling at £5.00 for 25 plus postage, or the whole stock for £50.00 plus postage. Leave a comment if you’re interested. Payment via BACS or PayPal.

Other items available all at bargain prices, I’ll be posting more in the days to come. Just get in touch if you can’t wait that long!

Pastels? Hmm…

Remember my last post? I mentioned that I don’t often ‘do’ pastels! This was greeted with much hilarity by one close friend who pointed to a pile of throws and blankets in similar colours to the above! I was forced into defence – and here it is for you too. Continue reading “Pastels? Hmm…”

Pastels

You’ve probably noticed that I don’t often ‘do’ pastels, but I might just give these a try. Stylecraft have introduced four new colours.

I used them to make some squares for #365crochetsquares2019

Working out from the centre the colours are: Cornish Blue, Powder Pink, Spearmint and Toy. They certainly fit well into the range, and I’m thinking about a colour scheme using one or more. I’ll tell you more about that another day, but I wanted to remind you that Deramores have 10% off until the end of the month using DERAS10.

Spring!

So, here we are at spring! The blossom is in full flow, and the blue skies are an encouraging promise of better days to come.

That’s ignoring the Brexit issue, but leaping straight into the mess that is the Brexit Blanket

And what a mess, too! What began as a straightforward process has become a random collection of squares denoting my interpretation of the negotiations and more so far. The theory was that day 100 (today) would see the beginning of the edging, but …

There are squares covering all aspects, including Remainers, Brexiteers and every other opinion in between. The so called Irish problem is there, and the helpful, and not so helpful, comments and steps by certain Europeans.

So, what now? I have an idea, but I’d also love to hear your opinion. Shall I continue? Call it a day? At the moment I’m waiting until this evening to decide. Maybe there will be a miracle…..?

Right but not quite.

The temperature blanket is progressing, but not as fast as I would have liked due to a variety of unavoidable circumstances. I’ve mentioned before how handy it is to be able to crochet alongside invalids’ bedsides etc, but it really does help if you are prepared!

The next square was easy, only two colours for the first four rounds, so I grabbed them and tucked them into my bag with a hook. In truth my heart wasn’t really in the crochet, but it kept me occupied.

Daylight, a couple of days late, however, revealed that I’d made an error in bad light, picking up Cypress instead of Sage!

I have to admit that I almost cried when I realised. Such an unimportant mistake, really, but it was just a step too far it seemed. As you can see, the correct square has now been completed, and finished with … Cypress!

As for the original – it’s been converted.

It’s now another square for the charity blanket.