It's already a really busy week here at Janie Crow and it's only Tuesday! I know I usually pop into your inbox on a Friday, but I am here today to let you know that my new pattern 'Twinkle Bunting' is now available.
I love how decorating the house at Christmas time brings back so many family memories. We have some decorations that date back quite a few generations and I especially like these old pieces. When setting out to design this bunting I wanted to create some crochet motifs that echoed the shape of our precious vintage Christmas tree baubles.I have added beads, bells and little 'shisha' mirrors to add a touch of sparkle and I am so pleased with the results.
The pattern for the bunting is written with three classic shades in mind - Navy, Mustard and Grey, but you could raid your stash for multicoloured left overs to create a very different, vibrant look as in the image above.
You can find more information by following this link and you can find the 8 page paper brochure pattern here. You can also find the download version of the pattern (which is in UK terms) on Ravelry and Etsy
I had a great time in France last week tutoring a workshop where the group focussed on making some festive decorations using a collection of my patterns, including the new Twinkle Bunting. The fabulous group of crocheters came up with some really lovely ideas, such as wreaths and hanging decorations. You can find a few images on my Instagram page by following this link.
If you fancy having a go at making your own decorations too, and want to use any of my patterns as the basis for your designs, just click on the images to be taken to the pattern pages. If you share your makes on Instagram please use the hashtag #janiecrow so that we can see what you've been up to - we just love seeing your makes out in the wild!
As I said already - it is a busy week here at Janie Crow and I have a big list of things to do, especially as I will be on Yarn Lane TV tomorrow morning at 9am and then again at 11am to celebrate the channel's birthday. I hope you will be able to tune in as I will be demonstrating some little crochet techniques and talking about some of my blankets, including my most recent blanket release Indigo Dreams.
That's pretty much it from me for now, but I will be back in your inbox on Friday with a quick catch-up email that will include news of how you can join in our Advent CAL project the Glad Tidings Wrap.
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