Welcome to the October newsletter. It is a bit of a mish/mash of things this time with no real theme running through it, but I hope you will enjoy it nonetheless. If you want to see my quick video that summarises what is in the newsletter then click here or on the image below.
I have recorded another technique video as a response to your questions from last month. The video focusses on adding a crochet border to fabric so that you can create a decorative edge or attach a fabric lining to a project. The video help was requested by Caitlin Jamieson who wants to add a fabric backing to a crochet cushion cover, but this technique would also work really well to add a border onto an existing item (such as a Janie Crow tea towel, which you can find here) or to decorate a greetings card for example.
This is a lovely technique and is so much easier to do than you would expect. You can use it to decorate pretty much anything - you could add a crochet border to the cuff of a sleeve or a crochet collar to a sweater. You could even add a crochet detail to your favourite pair of jeans or use it to cover a hole in something! Whatever you decide I hope you will find the video useful and have some fun! Goodness knows we all need a bit of fun at the moment!
You can find the video here.
We have quite a lot of exciting things in the pipeline that I am eager to tell you about including a new 'Janie Crow Lifestyle' section of the web site that we plan to launch next month. We are also beginning to think a little about Christmas and have some really exciting new products to share with you including a range of beautiful jewellery created by our fabulous friend Suraya Hossain of Mahliqa Wire and the patterns for some festive crochet decorations that I have designed. Look out for more information on the web site soon!
This week I have finally added our new range of hand made project pouches and crochet hook wraps to the web site and you can find more information about these lower down this email and we have quite a few project kits back in stock including the Magic Circles wrap kits in the original colour way. There are just 3 of these left and 1 of the shades is now discontinued so the kit will not be available in the same colour way again.
We also have a limited number of project kits for the Imogen Blanket in stock too. The design was inspired by traditional Victorian crochet and one of my first crochet along projects from 2012. There are currently 2 kits in stock on the Janie Crow web site and a couple in stock on Just Knots.
As I have said already this newsletter is a bit of a mish mash that showcases some of the things that have caught our attention over the last month. Sarah has shared a scrummy peanut butter cookie recipe and I have a new Instagram favourite to share with you.
As always if you want to get in touch please hit reply - Sarah and I do get back to you, so if you are expecting a reply it might be an idea to check your spam folder as our emails occasionally end up going there!
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