Cooling Down For The Weekend
Janie's Quick Hello!
I hope that this email finds you all well and that you are looking forward to the weekend!
We are heading off to exhibit at Fibre East Yarn Show this weekend, so we have our fingers crossed that the weather is going to stay nice and that the rain is going to hold off. If you are coming to the show make sure you come and say hello! We will be in the Cotswold Marquee and we will have lots of lovely new things on display including the new versions of my Delft Blanket design.
The runaway winner in the recent competition with almost 40% of the votes is Debby Gould’s ‘Fiore’ colourway, shown above, followed by Katie Mulliner’s ‘Rose Garden in Bloom’ and Jackie Walker’s ‘Bejewelled’, both shown below. You can find out more information and download the free colour substitution documents by following this link. The colour sub documents are free, but if you want to make a blanket you will need a copy of my original Delft brochure in order to refer to the written pattern.
Visit the web site to see the blankets in more detail and to see the free downloads. You can also find a free downloadable colouring in chart should you fancy having a go at putting your own colourway of the design together. Below are images of the 2 runner up colour ways - I especially like Golden Pears and Plums and love the fact that Kate Wootton based the colour palette on a vintage tea set. Just Knots has yarn kits for all 5 versions of the blanket.
Yarn packs for the new Climbing Rose Wrap have gone on sale this week and Inside Crochet magazine have featured a teaser page in this month's copy of the magazine. If you want to subscribe to the magazine (a bargain at just £5.99 a copy) you can find more info by following this link to their web site. All 3 Janie Crow flagship stores still have stock of yarn kits for this project. You can find the links and more information on my web site.
Now that the school holidays have started the summer time workshops at Missenden Abbey are booking fast. There are a few spaces left on my two hand knit workshops and you can find more information by following this link. I will be teaching finishing techniques and colour work and you can choose to come along to one workshop or to treat yourself to both!
I had a really fabulous time at Stylecraft Yarn's Purl Anniversary party last weekend and will tell you more about that and share some images next week. I hope you will join me. In the mean time I leave you with this image of our lovely Sarah Hazell with her beautiful daughter Phoebe who has graduated this week. We are all very proud....
As always, if you want to get in touch please hit reply and tell me what is on your mind.
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