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Lifestyle, Patterns, Stories

The end of May: The indigo blanket

Last day of May and here is my May blanket… I’ve called it the Indigo blanket because of the colors.     The Indigo blanket has been a bit of an unusual one and definitely an experiment. As I have said on my previous post on Facebook I did not have a plan of what I was going to do, I started with the fabric and from that, I built up the different squares. As you know my inspiration has been Japan textiles, indigo, Japanese pottery and also the spring season too.    ...

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Lifestyle, Patterns, Stories

Jane ,the Frida’s Primavera and myself…

Many of you are probably aware of the new version of Jane Crowfoot ‘s Frida,  and now, that the blanket has been published , I can tell you about this amazing project I have been so privileged to be involved with! I will start by saying that I  have been a fan of Jane’s  work for a long time , I have most  of her publications and,over the years, I have collected her patterns and I followed both CAL she made in collaboration with Stylercraft: the LILY POND and the  original  ...

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Lifestyle, Stories, Travel

My YARN SHOP DAY at THREADS in Dunbarton

Let me tell you about last Saturday. As part of YSD I was at  THREADS WOOL SHOP in Dunbarton.  (143 Glasgow road, Dunbarton, G82 1RQ ). Dumbarton is a town on the north bank of the River Clyde about half an hour from Glasgow. I got an amazing welcome from the owner Linda, her daughter Lorna, Nancy, the knitting expert, and Prince, Nancy’s dog, and official shop mascot. Treads is not dissimilar to Aladin’s cave, it is full to the brim with yarn, buttons, ribbons, knitting and  ...

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Lifestyle, Stories

May’s Blanket: an old pair of jeans and a journey.

If you have been following my blog, you are by now aware that what I am aiming to do with this crochet journey is to experiment how you can use crochet as a medium to weave a story into the fabric of a blanket. Furthermore, I would like to encourage all of you out there to do the same and to create your little piece of history. Today I want  to introduce something else that it is very important to me: “Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect”. It is a Buddhist  ...

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