Crochet

Daisies and Skies

Compared to teeny, tiny Octopals, my next project was supersized! Yes it involved learning tapestry crochet, a new-to-me technique and investing many hours, but the pattern was so well-written and the yarn delightful so hooking the Marguerite blanket was an absolute pleasure. Sandra Eng of MobiusGirl Design released the pattern as a crochet-a-long (CAL) running from January to… Continue reading Daisies and Skies

Community & Causes · Crochet · Knitting

Crafting for a Cause

Perhaps it's got to the point where you've run out of surface to display your creations? Maybe your family's hinting that your home is not the relaxing, minimalist sanctuary they aspire to - more something like this? Or can you no longer find appreciative recipients for your efforts? Well then, it's time to consider using your skills… Continue reading Crafting for a Cause

Sculpture · Willow Weaving · Workshops & Courses

Six Stags & A Spaniel

Remember my Weaving Magic post about making willow pea climbers? Well I’m pleased to report that the seeds I’d nurtured back then grew to be healthy plants. Happily they clambered and wove themselves upwards, rewarding us richly with fresh flowers and produce for weeks over summer. Pea, mint and courgette risotto is one of our favourite… Continue reading Six Stags & A Spaniel

Artists · Embroidery · Felting · Mixed Media · Workshops & Courses

Nets & Not Knots

Annette Emms Two talented visiting textile artists have been to the Hannemade Studio recently. Places were snapped up quickly for a chance to meet them and be inspired by their work. Both apply paint, fabric and stitch to create rich texture but in very different ways. Annette Emms tutored an embellished books workshop where we would begin creating… Continue reading Nets & Not Knots