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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Wendy Supreme Cotton...and an old design i guess?



Over twelve months ago I started a very similar motif...that seems to have become very popular just lately. 
It was from a small badly stained white cotton motif I found and believe was one of my Mums bits of crochet
It is made in a very fine cotton and guessing about a 2mm/2.5mm hook 
and measures point to point about 7"

My version, or my Mums version has a few more rows and more chain stitches at the out edge from the chart below that i found on Google

I've tried to copy my Mums motif as best I can.

But I've used Wendy Supreme DK and a 4mm hook so mine are considerably larger approx.  10.5/11" and I've made two shawl collars from 4 motifs

still to add an edging i think....WIP

I HAVE REMOVED THE CHART AS IT WAS
FROM JAN EATONS BOOK I BOUGHT IT TO CHECK....
AND IT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED 
ON THE INTERNET OR CLAIMED AS SOMEONE ELES DESIGN
VERY ANNOYING TO ANY DESIGNER/AUTHOR

Doing a bit of research I found this chart above and several very similar versions on google all claiming it was their design.....the earliest I found was from 2007.


 In Jan Eaton's book..The Encyclopaedia of Crochet Techniques 

I have looked at this book in the Library but I don't own a copy...well not yet, it should be delivered tomorrow I hope so i will see what the pattern says.

My guess is its and old design that has been copied modified etc. as my Mum never designed anything herself but copied patterns she liked


I've also played around with adding a flower and leaves in the middle all in Wendy Supreme Cotton

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Wendy Yarns...Evolve 5 Colour Granny Square

 A wonderful Chunky and a 5 colour granny square...
click HERE for colour chart

First make four one round granny squares 

 Join as you go into a square, then add a round of dc (tr)



 Lovely Soft Alpaca mix, to make some wonderful subtle colour combinations...lots more samples to come

 100g balls of softness

 crochets easily and grows quickly
Happy Hooking all

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Thomas B Ramsden & Co: hows this for a fabulous stash?


Back from Thomas B Ramadans Mill last night it all went into 7 boxes but i need 2 more boxes for the yarn in the plastic sack still!

All ready for sampling....
Supreme cotton in Chunky, DK, and 4 ply...cant wait to play.


Supreme Cotton and silk DK above


Ramsdale pure British (pure Yorkshire yarn)
started a sample cowl with daisy square from my book and I will add a ripple to the centre squares when i have enough made...

Sock wool in lots of new colours...
Roam Fusion A fabulous sock wool colour range now out
this Roam scowl is called Force...the length of the colour change is just long enough to make each flower then move to the next...
The pattern is in my book.

and thats just a tiny selection I will be sharing with you, 
how it crochets ,what it washes like, and how I've used the yarns, hook sizes etc,
all to come over the months to come.

THANK YOU Gabrielle and Dawn for a lovely welcome...you have a fabulous team....
Thanks to Wendy Yarns for a fabulous day out and your generous offer of 

Give aways and Competition prizes...

so watch this space there will be some wonderful freebies to come....

Happy Hooking

Saturday, 20 June 2015

CROCHET: Wendy Festival Bunting

I've made a couple more bunting diamonds in Wendy Festival Chunky
I'm going to add them to a window when i have enough