CLIMBING ROSE WRAP
Howdy fabulous crocheters! This is a quick email to let you know that the pattern for my Climbing Rose Wrap is now available as a paper brochure version via the Janie Crow web site, or as a download version via Ravelry. It will also be on Etsy* as a download option later on today. The pattern is £7.95.
As you know, I have always been a fan of the work of the Arts and Crafts Movement and, having worked in a home decorating store part time as a student, I am very familiar with William Morris’s wallpaper designs in particular. I started off thinking that my design inspiration would be Morris’s very well known design ‘The Strawberry Thief’, which is one of my favourites, but I was concerned about how I could produce the idea of strawberries and birds in crochet and so I was relieved and inspired further when I came across another design based on those of William Morris called 'Molly Blue', which not only had the floral elements I was looking for, but also totally summed up the colour palette I wanted to use.
Some of my designs have taken me months to design and make, whilst others, have been quite quick. The design for the Climbing Rose Wrap was a really speedy one once I set to crocheting and I really enjoyed interpreting elements of Morris’s fabric design in my crochet. The flowers within the original design are not easy to identify exactly, so I looked at traditional Victorian garden flowers and used these as the basis for my motifs, hence the fact that they are called Day Lily, Rambling Rose and Anemone.
You can find yarn kits for the project on Janie Crow or Just Knots. The yarn kits on Janie Crow are £44.50 and include the pattern. On Just Knots there are kits available either with or without the pattern in case you already have the magazines. Kits without the patterns are £39.50.
The information in my last email in regards to the price of the kits was incorrect - please note that the patterns will not be included within yarn kits for free.
Images with thanks to Inside Crochet Magazine & Leanne Dixon.
* Please note that patterns on Etsy are subject to VAT, so the price is higher than on Ravelry. We have alerted Etsy to the fact that UK downloads should no longer be subject to VAT, but have not yet heard back from them.
The Final Part - Fruit Garden CAL
I am finding it hard to believe that today sees the publication of the last set of patterns for The Fruit Garden CAL. I have to say, it has made me feel quite emotional!
You can find the patterns by following this link.
Instagram Live Event
Don't forget that this coming Thursday evening I will be taking part in an Instagram Live Event with Scheepjes.
I would love it if you would join me and members of the Scheepjes team at 6pm (UK time) to join in the event, which you will find by clicking on the Scheepjes 'Stories' icon at the top left of their Instagram page. We will be chatting about crochet in general and my Royal Garden blanket design in particular and towards the end of the chat you will have a chance to ask questions too!
Inspired by the intricate and vibrant terracotta tiles decorating the floor combined with the patchwork layout of the main garden of the Green Hotel, the Royal Garden Blanket is an ode to the marvellous former palace in Mysore, India. To transform my fond memories of my trips there into a tangible project, I incorporated the tile motif and the blooming flowerbeds of the garden into this geometric design, resulting in a striking blanket that will be a centrepiece in any living space. If you want the pattern only you can find it here on Ravelry
I hope that wherever you are and whatever you have planned for today you stay safe and keep well...
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