If someone had told me last Christmas , that the world was going to change and I would spend the best part of the new year in lockdown in my home and scamper trying to rally all my children back I would first thought you have been watching far too many sci-fi movies .
Travel bans and self-quarantines across the globe have led to ‘U-turns’ and majour change of plans…
Today I should be packing ready to leave and spend a few weeks with my family in Italy , instead my flight has been cancelled and I am going no where…What I found more frightening is not the disruption of my plans but the fact that even visiting your parents is an impossible idea.
So while spending another week under lockdown, myself as many of you all over the world are looking cautiously and hopefully to better times.
So what is the best way to focus on positive thoughts?
Making something that remind you of happier and better times!
As few of you know I come from a small village in Northen Italy and I love the Dolomites. I am so lucky that I had the opportunity to spend weekends and long holidays on the most amazing beautiful mountains since I was a little girl and now my children are enjoying visiting the same village as I did.
I love everything of the landscape of South Tyrol the picture perfect villages, the fresh air, the majestic mountains, the trees,the food and …obviously the textiles.
photography@ patrick baum
The Tyrolean region has an amazing tradition of beautiful fabric, natural materials, yarn and garments.
One of my favourite garment of the Alps is the Dirndl. My girls ,over the years, have enjoyed wearing this beautiful folk costume and traditional dress for women and girls in the Alps.
With a lot of colours and textures in mind I created this new project and ,if you want to make something that is not too challenging or time consuming , a little project to enjoying between other works in progress, or a quick present to give to a loved one I think the TYROLEAN TABLE SET is a great option.
The pattern has written instructions and there are charts for both place-mat and coaster.
I used Drops Muscat dk, a 100% mercerised cotton yarn, the quantities are specified in grams and there are 3 different colours options
You can find your yarn here:
With a dk yarn the place-mat measures 39 cm/15.5 inches in diameter and the coaster measures 12 cm/5inches.
All the best to You all out there, stay safe and keep crocheting!