This is fantastic news! I’d love to go up for a visit, it’s been ages since we were in the Park! What a wonderful article and gorgeous photos!
Once again an excellent article
I’m always on the look out for the latest fashion with a touch of handcrafted goodness. Fashion week in London, New York and Paris (about 3-5 weeks ago) did not disappoint me! There were MANY outfits with knitted detail, crocheted touches and free style embroidery to drool over. Here are a few of my favourite outfits (with some notes on what caught my eye) by some pretty famous designers for Spring/Summer 2016.
Have a fantastic weekend!
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This is my version of the gorgeous Owl blanket by Red Heart Designer Michele Wilcox
I made mine a rug for the Nursery Floor,
and backed it with some stiff upholstery fabric for extra strength
I adore Alpacas, and loved this post!
Another busy week has flown past. We’ve indulged in a bit of travelling and some mini breaks to squeeze the last few bits of fun out of the summer while all the boys were still together. This has resulted in plenty of car time for a spot of crocheting and sightseeing all rolled up into one. One of my favorite trips was to Weston-Super-Mare to see Banksy’s Dismaland art exhibition.
As you can see, the weather was just gorgeous so some of the deliberate dismalness was mitigated somewhat!
Here are a few snippets of some of the weird and wonderful stuff going on.
The best £5 I’ve ever spent, value for money and thought provoking. Great fun!
I love to go to Weston for a day trip as it’s the most easily accessible seaside town from where we live, so this just added an extra kick to the day. Fish and chips on the beach and a spot of…
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Such an inspirational post! Thank you
As creatives we live these busy lives with the pressure to imagine the unimaginable. We are asked to inspire the world even when we ourselves don’t feel inspired. Where to run when everywhere is already filled with a person. Our heart is telling us to change the world but our bank accounts reminds us of our limitations.
The conflict of dreams verses reality. Faith verse what’s seen.
You can sleep and do nothing or you can wake up at 5am when inspiration and courage wakes you up. The whisper echoes inside you, there is something you can do.
I am a child of the 80’s, we grew up with inspirational porters of kids as astronauts with caption like Reach for the Stars. Some of us did, it’s the millennial’s that dreamt of and created thing I remember wishing for. Technology has made it easy for us to produce our ideas…
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Excellent articel. I know many of you will be interested
When I first learned to crochet and knit I used acrylic yarn and as I progressed with my craft I started sourcing what some would call the “luxury” yarns, such as pure wool etc. Recently we celebrated granny square day and the Hellohart team decided to replicate a granny square blanketthat my Grandmother Wally made. In doing so we all three had to go back to using acrylic yarn. It has been a very interesting and humbling experience for all of us.
Below are a few photos of Cornel’s beautiful acrylic granny square blanket
Yarn is made from many different fibers – animal, plant and vegetable. Animal fibers include wool, mohair, angora, silk, cashmere, llama, alpaca and qiviut (musk ox) and are made of mostly protein. Cotton, linen and ramie are vegetable fibers. Synthetic (man-made) fibers include acrylic, nylon, polyester, metallic’s and microfibers.
Each fiber has its own qualities…
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I love the Granny Squares you find today, they are gorgeous! Take a look, get inspired and make something to remember!
I’ve often wondered how the granny square was “born”. It’s such a simple design concept yet, in my opinion forms the cornerstone of crochet. In fact it’s so epic I believe it requires some praise. I also often wonder how the formidable little square got its name “Granny”
According to a 1946 article attributed to the Oregon Worsted Company, the thrifty women of early America would carefully save scraps of yarn and fibre unravelled from old sweaters and socks. As these scraps accumulated, they were crocheted into small squares; the colours combined on the whim of the craftsman. The squares were then sewn together to make a blanket which was both functional and colourful. Because grandma was no longer up for manual labour, she was often the one to sew the squares together, thus they became GRANNY SQUARES.
This colorful GRANNY SQUARE blanket was thought to resemble a Colonial-era rug, which was brought over from England, by way of…
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