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Janie's Friday Feature
Welcome to this week's Friday Feature Newsletter - the Janie Crow equivalent of a Sunday supplement magazine....
Hello! Here I am at last with a Friday Feature newsletter. It is two weeks since I sent the last one, but it feels like an age! As usual we have been silly busy - this time mostly because of the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, which took place last weekend. We had an amazing time and it was so great to see so many of you on the stand.
It is so nice to be back to the calm surroundings of the studio after a week away. Sue has taken 4 days off to visit her Mum (and probably also to get over the fact that she was left all alone in the office last week while we went to Scotland) and so it has been pretty quiet round here - which definitely makes a change!
I love this time of year when the weather is starting to get brighter, the days are longer and there is a promise of Spring around the corner. The blossom is in full bloom in the garden and the surrounding streets and some lovely sweet smells are filling the air. I always feel really inspired to design at this time of year and have already started work on a CAL project that will be released in collaboration with a magazine later on in the summer - I will be able to talk more about that in June and can't wait to show you....
I found the image above on Instagram this week. It was linked with the hashtag #janiecrow and shows a beautiful version of Persian Tiles in a colour way close to that chosen by Lucia Dunn for her Eastern Jewels version. The blanket and the image are from @nelebe54 who has some other really lovely images on her feed, so do take a look.
I am hoping to be able to dedicate the next month to getting the new web site up and running properly. It was never our intention to have it unfinished for so long, but circumstances have meant that many items still have not made it on to the site. Thank you so much for your patience with this! We know that the web site is seeing a lot of traffic, so we really will make this our mission over the next few weeks.
This week's newsletter has the usual features such as the Colour Palette of the week and my Instagram favourite. My main feature was not pre planned, but has come from an on going discussion on social media this week - the subject is linked to the recent diversity debate in relation to the yarn community, but is focused more on the reputation that crochet has within the fibre world. I am hoping to start a discussion thread on this subject on my social media platforms over the weekend and would love to hear what you have to say, but if you would rather respond directly to this email then please do so by clicking on reply. I hope you will enjoy the piece and I look forward to hearing from you...
'Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's Party!''
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