Sunday, 29 March 2015

Knit a Flower Basket Tea Cosy @ John Lewis Sheffield

I shall be running a Flower Basket Tea Cosy Workshop @ John Lewis Sheffield on Wednesday April 22nd and at the moment there are places available.  In the workshop you will be provided with the Rowan double knitting yarn for the project, the Cosy can be made before the workshop so all you have to do is produce the flowers and leaves on the day or you can make the Cosy after the workshop.  The Cosy will not only keep your tea warm it will also make you think that Spring has finally sprung!

So if you fancy a day with knitters, a lovely lunch and learning how to knit flowers in the process then why not join us?  Contact John Lewis Sheffield directly or you can e-mail me through this blog.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Work in progress - A 'Ohio Star Quilt'

I've been developing new projects to teach for Rowan and following on from the success of 'Quilt in a Day' I am now planning a 'Ohio Star Quilt', in fact my first workshop for this is being run on June 13th @ John Lewis, Sheffield.  Although the quilt is one large 'block' of Ohio Star this workshop will show you how to develop smaller blocks to make into a quilt.  I have produced the above sample as a trial and its using Rowan's latest Spring collection of fabrics, I really love the colour combination of lime green and pink, its looks so 'Spring' like and fresh.  Its always a bit of a problem knowing the best way to show a quilt and I have used the washing line before now but I need colour in the garden, so on the carpet was the best I could do.

I am also developing a 'Learn to Sew' project using the fabrics above, this will be a complete beginners project and will be an item of clothing - I'll post the pictures when it's completed.  I love this floral fabric in the Rowan range I think its very 60's-ish and reminds me of fabrics designed by Celia Birtwell. Its one of the current range and I'm hoping that my 'students' will be able to use it.

We just need a bit of sunshine now to appreciate these lovely Spring fabrics.

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