Tuesday, 21 October 2014

New patterns on Etsy


This week I have been continuing changing my patterns to PDF patterns.  I have added two shawls and Mandala cushion cover to my Etsy store.

This is the Spider shawl which is a full circle shawl crochet pattern. It is made in double knitting yarn or Noro Silk Garden Lite with a 5.5 hook.  The finished shawl is light weight and easy to wear and measures around 44 inches (112cm) diameter across. 

Spider Shawl on Etsy

This is the Jessica Shawl which is a Half circle shawl measures approx 46 inches (102cms) across top edge 28 inches deep (72cms).

Jessica Shawl on Etsy

Also the Mandala cushion pattern is now available to buy. 

Mandala Cushion cover

Friday, 17 October 2014

Mandala Workshop Day

Here are a few works in progress for today's workshop

These are Hilda's lovely colours

This is Sarah's 

and Carols 

How different they all look.
They have all worked very hard today and got lots done.

My cushion is now finished and all buttoned up..........

It's been a super day well done everyone........
Alison xxxx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Winter is coming


I have just been selecting colours for the winter blanket. I wanted this blanket to feel bright, crisp and cold.  I am still using the Parchment as the main colour in each seasons blanket.

I had a picture from Hardwick Park, Stockton taking two years ago and then chose the colours based on the photograph.

Alison x

Trip to Thailand


I have been away to Thailand for two weeks. We had a lovely time but it was very very hot.

View from the hotel...

This is a picture of downtown Nathon...

 I even managed to find a wool shop...

Sunset view from our balcony...

I did get plenty of time to do some crochet while I was away...

Now I am starting to prepare for the Hobbycraft show in November at the NEC, Birmingham.  I am wanting to start doing some kits of wool and patterns.  Starting with a seasons blanket...this is spring.

I am now starting on the Summer version of the blanket but have also been trying to finish this mandala cushion design for a workshop on friday.