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29 May 2016

Washing line photography

Happy weekend,
 happy Bank Holiday to those of you in UK
 and happy half term to all teachers!

I do hope you are enjoying sunshine
 and feel able to get out in your gardens.
I have been playing again today,
 playing at photographing blankets on the washing line and oh what fun!
 Simple pleasures are what fill me with delight!

Now it looks quite simple doesn't it?
 But you wouldn't believe how many shots I took to get these!
 Which bit of the line shall I use?
Which direction is the sun coming from?
What does the background look like?
 Is it the back view or the front view of the blanket?
Then waiting for the breeze to blow
 to catch some wonderful movement in the blanket!

Stylecraft Special DK

Of course its far easier
 to take a picture when the blanket is flat on the bed, 
but look how the sun makes the colours come alive!

This beautiful pastel granny blanket made in vintage style,
 is made by my Mum and you will find it for sale here in my
 It is 100x120cm for £85 plus postage

Another recent make
 was this gorgeous plum starburst flower blanket.
There were sadly no blue skies that day, but the daylight
 is fantastic for showing off the wonderful colours.

Stylecraft Special DK

The use of a dark background was a lovely choice by my customer
 and it really made the flowers pop!
 Isn't it great how the back looks as good as the front!
I've been asked if I'd just washed the blanket and was it there to dry.
 Well the answer is yes and no!

I always machine wash my completed blankets
 following the instructions on the ball band.
 I use my usual detergent and fabric softener and then tumble dry on low.
 Magic happens in the washing and drying process
 and your finished blanket will be oh so soft.
So the washing line is just for display!

This was made in the gorgeous soft
using wisteria clematis boysenberry fondant pale rose candyfloss and cream
 with plum for the background.
The pattern is by Jane Brocket
 from the book
 The Gentle art of knitting
 and was also featured in issue 2 of Mollie Makes magazine.

Every blanket needs a border just as a picture needs a frame

I used the book by Edie Eckman called Around the corner

so whatever you are hookin
 enjoy your extra day off this weekend
 and hopefully some outdoor hooky too!

If youre planning a new project or just enjoying topping up your stash pop over to Deramores and you will find a fabulous 25% off all weekend!

Sale !!!

Please note: This sale is now live! Offer ends midnight BST 30th May 2016. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotions or discount items. Terms and conditions apply.

25% off all yarn! (Please note this promotion is valid for the northern hemisphere only and the southern hemisphere will receive 15% off all yarn) our sale will be running throughout the weekend to give you all plenty of time to get your hands on some brilliant deals. Click here to shop now: http://www.deramores.com/knitting-yarn.

This weekend I am having a treat of a little selfish hooky
 making myself a summer bag
 in colours inspired by Cath Kidston.
 I am using the lovely thick cotton DK
making it up as I go!
Next week I will buy some pretty coordinating floral fabric
 and make a lining 
and I promise to come back and show you the finished result!

Have lots of hooky fun my friends


Sandra said...

What simply gorgeous granny blankets. I love those soft pastels on the first one!

Janice said...

Hi heather, love your blankets. I too have a work in progress..... I'm doing hexagons and wil be making a throw for the end of my bed. Have a good bank holiday. Janice http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow! They are fantastic! And a fabulous photoshoot :-)
It looks very special with the sunlight!
I really love your blankets, they are marvellous...sigh...
Have a nice day,

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