Saturday, 13 September 2014

A little bit of Lace Crochet for a change

 I have been crocheting for a long time.  My big sister showed me how to make granny squares and I simply flew from there.  I did a lot of filet crochet with fine cotton thread.  I had never done lace crochet work before and thought I would give it a go.

I used a laceweight Silk/Merino mercerised commercial yarn and it came up so soft and delicious.

This pattern is by Berniolise Designs

 Izumi unblocked
 Izumi "blocked"   blocking makes such a difference to the finished item.  I rinsed my shawl and then rolled it in a towel to get it partially dry.  I then pinned it out on my foam blocking board with T pins and left it to dry.
 This one is my latest finish and is called "Luna"
Luna, unblocked.

I like to crochet in the evening sometimes as it is very relaxing.

I hope you enjoy seeing what I get up to when I am not writing books or tangling :)

Cheers   Jane x

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Winners of a Pin Cushion and Tangle Stitches book in Australia

The two winners are Paxton (Shirley) and Vireya.   The have won a Pin Cushion made by me and a copy of  my Tangle Stitches book.  Please contact me within seven days  at my email address  as I will need you to provide your name and mailing details.  Congratulations to you both.

The US winners will be announced by Craftside shortly

Thank you everyone for your entries, your support has been wonderful.   Jane x