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
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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!
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
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And here’s one I made earlier!