Last week was half term
a blissful week at home
full time at The Patchwork Heart
the weather was poor
I found myself housebound without a car all week
so what a good excuse for
playing with colours!
I dug out my stash of
magazines and spend a lovely relaxing hour
sifting through choosing patterns
I have always liked mandalas
for the sheer fun of choosing colours and trying new stitches
what are they for
well sheer pleasure I think!
having had a little go last year
at mandala making
these fabulous patterns by Wink from
had caught my eye and
were on my to do list
so I dug out my stash of cottons and started playing with colours!
the magazine patterns
have very clear simple instructions
with step by step photos
which made them a joy to follow
and once I started I couldn't stop!
oh so pretty and a riot of colour
but far too nice to hide under a bowl!
Mandala is Hindu for circle
and the shapes are often seen as a symbol of wholeness
I have used
Stylecraft Cotton Classique
which is DK weight
but with a 3mm hook to give added firmness to the mats
I highly recommend this cotton yarn
as one that doesn't split and is a pleasure to hook
It is available in 18 gorgeous bright colours
and you can buy it
So with that I will wish you happy hookin
and get back to my next pretty mandala!
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