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my little corner of the world in South Yorkshire, England, where you will find me addicted to colour and playing with yarn!


19 April 2015

Crochet with Cotton


 This week I have been playing with cotton
very pretty cotton
in my favourite Cath Kidston colours
 
Stylecraft Classique Cotton
Playing with prettiness is such a treat
and was real holiday therapy 
for my last week off school.
I have been working on a commission of table mats for
in Ruthin N Wales, 
where I am running some crochet workshops



The pattern I am using is from an old copy of
Simply Crochet Magazine issue 12
written by the very talented Wink.
(I have adapted it slightly to make it flat 
to be suitable for sitting under glass table tops)


I've had oodles of fun playing with colours


and it wasn't long before I had a pile of ten mats
but looking very sad and curly
 it has to be said!


However a day later
 after some pinning and spraying on my blocking mats
just look at the transformation!


I must admit that I rather love these 
and am going to find them very hard to part with


and it seems that many of you do too!


So I do have plans to make more to sell in my
 soon


My Easter holidays have been and gone now
and for now I have to go back to school.


Last week I had an amazing time
 taking The Spring Flower Blanket our Instagram Community Project
on its travels


It is now in the safe hands of the winning maker

Crafternoon Treats

Kath has very generously chosen to raise money for
 Marie Curie Cancer Care.


The charity raffle has reached an amazing £6300
 and is open till midnight on 23rd April.
 If you would like to donate and have a chance to win
 this beautiful blanket click
  HERE 

I will be back next week with the final story of the blanket,
 the total raised and the winner of the charity draw 

happy hookin friends

Heather
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7 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

Just gorgeous I love the colour combinations. I am trying to teach myself to crochet, but not doing very well {{SIGH}} Need to ask the ladies at our next knit session for some tips.

Tulips and Crochet said...

I love these Heather 😀 I'm determined to give cotton a go one day soon and these are a fantastic idea! It was brilliant seeing you last week as well as Kath and the amazing blanket too!

Sarah xx

Gillyflower said...

They are beautiful. Which sttiches did you do to replace the popcorn or clusters please?

Janet Harvey said...

They are stunningly gorgeous. I'm sure the tearoom's customers will come in even when they don't want a cup of tea, just so that they can look at those gorgeous mats! :) xx

mau said...

As usual gorgeous !!
I wish i was somewhere near your country so that could join you in workshop !
Tablemats are just fabulous!!

Peggy Wilson said...

So surprised to finally read that someone else is a pastor's wife, as we say here in Mississippi. I've followed Lucy for a couple years. First blog that I ever read. Now I'm loving reading about my two crafty loves. Crochet and quilting. Then, I found Instagram and love seeing the pics. Do wish I could walk some of that beautiful country of yours.

Lesley said...

I love Classique cotton. It doesn't split and is very reasonably priced. I much prefer cotton to wool and hate acrylic. If you ever want a softer option go for James Brett Cotton On or splashing out use Rowan All Seasons aran and chunky. Love your blog.

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