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Evenweave band sampler

8 Sep

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Evenweave band sampler created for this years Tapestry of Life retreat at Lee Abbey in North Devon.

Year Sampler

5 Jun

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Just realised I never posted my finished ‘year-long’ project for last year. Each square represents a week, and I used a combination of techniques. Goldwork, Hardanger, blackwork, stumpwork, needlelace, drawn thread work, beadwork, embellished photography, Bargello, Assisi work, cross-stitch…. etc etc. Mostly my designs, with a couple of motifs from cross-stitch books.

Butterfly prayer shawl

5 Jun

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Another prayer shawl made for a friend of mine. Double-knitting wool, size 5mm needles. It reminds me of a butterfly, for some reason.

 

I started this in February, but what with a new house and a new job, life suddenly got busy 🙂

Week 50: 11th December – 17th December 2013

19 Dec

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More presents -a pair of elf boots. Really simple pattern, knitted in chunky wool on 5mm needles. Slip stitch mosaic pattern which makes them nice and warm. Turned up toe is produced by whip stitching the seam and pulling tight. These are for women’s size 5-7, and started off with 43 stitches. They took about 4 evenings (7-9), but I am not the world’s fastest knitter.

You can find the free pattern here : http://www.knitting-warehouse.com/…/ssc_elf_slippers.pdf

Week 48: 28th November – 4th December 2013

19 Dec

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And the final four finger puppets to add to the advent calendar… 🙂

Week 47: 21st November – 27th November 2013

30 Nov

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More finger puppets to add to the Advent Calendar collection. The free pattern for the barnyard animals came from the TLC website. The wise men, star and camels are my own design. Again, mostly knitted with DK yarn on 3.75mm needles. The star was crocheted and then stitched on to a white body, and the wise men’s gifts were crocheted using metallic cord.

Week 46: 14th November – 20th November 2013

30 Nov

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I’ve been working on some finger puppets this week – I’m making two sets, one for my Advent Calendar, and one for a friend. Here are the first ten. All knitted with DK yarn and 3.75mm needles. Faces are made of felt and sewn on.