The Crochet Loop Stitch is a fun way to add texture to your crochet and craft projects. It looks fantastic in a range of garments, accessories and home decor and you can either leave to loops looped or trim them to achieve a different effect.Keep Reading
How much is too much crochet to take away on holiday with you?
Holiday is a great time to spend some quality, uninterrupted time with your yarn and hook, whether that’s on a long flight or sat on a beach. I know that I spend just as much time (more probably!) planning which projects to take as I do shoes and outfits.Keep Reading
Tassels are a great way to quickly and easily embellish clothes accessories or home wears. Whether it’s a shawl, scarf, bag, cushion, key ring or curtain tie, they add an element of fun and are a fantastic way to use up left over yarn.
Below is a step-by-step 5 minute tassel tassel tutorialKeep Reading
At the end of 2017 I went to a hand dying yarn workshop at Toft’s stunning alpaca farm and yarn sanctuary. It was so much fun and I’ve wanted to have another go ever since. Finally I got around to it and wanted to share the experience and give you some pitfalls to avoid if you want to give it a go!Keep Reading
Should you make a gauge swatch?
Straight in there with the question you really want to know the answer to! Well the short answer to that is yes, except when you don’t need to…
Let me break that down a bit for you.Keep reading
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I don’t have much of a garden, just a few flower beds, but with what I do have I try to make the most of. Having had my attempts at growing veggies thwarted by slugs and unpredictable British weather, I have turned to fragrant easy to maintain shrubs and lots of bee friendly plants, Lavendar being a favourite.
The Corner to Corner, or C2C stitch pattern is hugely popular among the crochet community. It’s worked on the diagonal, from one corner, increasing to the widest point and eventually decreasing back to the opposite corner (hence the name). It is an easily worked dense fabric making it perfect for home decor and garments.
This week I had an attempt at another one of my creative goals set back in January.
For years I’ve had a mixed relationship with a needle and thread. People think that just because I can crochet that I am also an expert at darning socks (literally no idea about that one) and hemming things (a little more experience there as I’m only 5’1”). The reality is that I am a bit hit and miss with sewing. I am not good with the fiddly things and my precision leaves a lot to be desired!
My pin collection has slowly been growing over the last year and, though it’s still pretty small, I would really like to be able to display them in a visually fun way. I only wear one or two at a time and right now they are mostly covered up by my thick winter coat, so I wanted to find a way to enjoy them more.
I’m so joyful about this week’s Free Festive Friday project. It’s so simple but makes me so happy! I was looking at some beautiful weaving pictures on Instagram which use sticks to hang the weave off. At the same time, I was in the process of making a pom pom for another pattern I am working on and just put both together. One of my favourite podcasters, James Altucher would call it idea sex!Keep Reading
It’s that time of year where things really start to take off in the run up to Christmas. I have so many exciting things going on but a lot I can’t talk about yet, so today is going to be short and hopefully sweet!
As my regular readers will know, I am having some renovations done at home, which has been going on for a while (seems like since about 2013…).
My new kitchen arrived this week ready for installation to start on Monday. This is super exciting, but living in an obstacle course of boxes is less fun, except for the cat who is loving finding new hiding places amid the boxes.