Tag Archive | Crochet

Completed ‘honeymoon’ makes

The ‘honeymoon’ bed runner was hand placed and quilted from vintage upholstery fabric swatches, Laura Ashley scraps from the stash and a little modern gingham, embellished, as usual, using a collection of vintage mismatched buttons.

The completed bed runner

The completed bed runner

Also on the bed are a couple of cushions, crocheted from scraps of colour coordinating yarn.  Just a couple of giant granny squares, crocheted together to form the frill.

Crochet cushions

Crochet cushions

Then it was time for handmadebysoo to try a little ‘up-cycling’, adding a modern Laura Ashley hydrangea fabric cover to a vintage Lloyd Loom style linen box.  There was no need to do anything to the original paint finish.  Even the braiding was saved and re-used.

The linen box

The linen box

And finally, it was time for a little fun!

Knitted kittens

Knitted kittens

Referring to an old favourite pattern for knitted cats (http://betsy.imagin-itis.net/fibrcraft/kitten.html) handmadebysoo knitted these three woolly kittens as a finishing touch to amuse the honeymoon couple.

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Groups and classes start again next week

Following the Easter weekend, there will be no meeting of the Aylesford Knitting Group or any knitting or crochet classes or workshops this week.

All groups and classes resume week commencing 28 April.  Looking forward to seeing you then.

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Learn to crochet!

A crochet workshop for beginners …

Learn to Crochet on Thursday!

Learn to crochet a granny square

handmadebysoo is pleased to offer a Crochet for Beginners workshop next month in Aylesford.
On Thursday evening, 3 April, from 6pm to 7.30pm or Saturday afternoon, 5 April, from 2.30pm to 4pm, you can learn the very basics of crochet, from your very first chain to a fully finished granny square.

Can’t make either date?  Ask about a one-to-one class just for you!

Learn to crochet a granny square

Have you always dreamed of learning to crochet?
Would you love to make a fabulous, vintage-style granny square blanket?
Now’s your chance to learn the basics.

Thursday evening
3 April

from 6pm

till 7.30pm

only £10

or

Saturday afternoon
5 April

from 2.30pm

till 4pm

£10 per adult

£7 per child (7+)

Each child to be accompanied by an adult, please

Thursday 3 April 2014 Saturday 5 April 2014 £10 per adult
£7 per child (7+)
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I feel like knitting tonight!

Having spent most of the summer crocheting granny squares for my autumnal shades blanket (now complete, hurrah!) I can’t wait to get back to knitting tonight with the Aylesford Knitting Group. 

Usual time, usual place.  New members welcome at any time.  Please call 01622 792710 for details or email enquiries@handmadebysoo.co.uk.

Here’s the blanket:

Autumn crochet blanket

My summer holiday ‘knitting’ project

I needed a project that was easy to carry around as we travelled this summer.  We started off in Lincolnshire with my Dad, then headed north to Corbridge to stay with friends.  As we travelled across to the Lake District I was still working away at my project, but I was careful not to miss any of the amazing scenery along the way.

And what was I ‘knitting’?  Well, I’m afraid I wasn’t knitting anything at all! I was crocheting yet another granny square blanket.  This time in autumnal shades.  When we arrived home I had a bag full of 81 squares all ready to be crocheted together.  I’ve made a small start …

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The age old conundrum, knitting or crochet?  Well, as a relative crochet newbie I’d have to say that crochet is certainly so much more portable!

 

Come to our Knitting Picnic!

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As we can’t wait the whole summer through before our next meeting on 10 September, the Aylesford Knitting Group is holding a Knitting Picnic on Wednesday 28 August from 3pm. Everyone is welcome, members and non-members. New to knitting? Why not come along and see what the AKG is all about?
We shall be meeting at The Friars in Aylesford ME20 7BX
http://www.thefriars.org.uk/ at 3pm by the tea rooms before spreading our (hand knitted or crocheted!) blankets in the grounds and enjoying some good food, a natter and a bit of outdoor knitting.
Find the pattern for this lovely crocheted blanket, here:
http://www.knitrowan.com/designs-and-patterns/patterns/picnic-blanket
Contact us by email at enquiries@handmadebysoo.co.uk
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And here’s one I made earlier!