Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Pattern for Lollo Rosso now available

The very popular Lollo Rosso Shawl is now available as a pattern
exclusively from
Lollo Rosso Shawl
This sample is in a Debbie Bliss pure Merino lace-weight with added rocaille beads along the edge
A lightweight yet warm shawl - ideal for cool Summer days/evenings
only £2.50 for the pattern
Can be made in any 4ply or laceweight wool
It is a quick and easy make - ideal as a gift
I have made it in
Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace - 2 50grm balls
Drops Alpaca and Silk Lace-weight - 2 50grm blls
Wendy Roam Fusion - 1 100grm ball
Wendy Air - 3 50grm balls
All list of suitable wools also available from A Woolly Tail  - look below the pattern and lots of images of wools - so plenty of choice and all at really good prices!

So treat yourself and make this gorgeous shawl in a  Debbie Bliss Lace pure Merino - soft and sumptuous
I added beads along the edge for some sophisticated glimmer and sparkle

'Sweetie Shop' Patterns now exclusively available from A Woolly Tail

The 'Sweetie Shop Series' of patterns - including Lollipop Shawl, Swizzle Stix, Ribbon Candy are now available as individual patterns for £2.50  each
as kits (pattern free with kit purchase)
A Woolly Tail
The very popular 'Lollipop Shawl'
A curved V-wing shaped shawl with many variations - colours or endings to chose from
Ribbon Candy - a fun crochet scarf with a choice of nine endings and three sizes with intriguing slots to allow you to wear the scarf in many different ways!
Swizzle Stix - a matching hat for the Ribbon Candy Scarf
This has a secret hole for pony tails!
A fun hat that can be pulled down and worn as a cowl - so 2in1 accessory!
Multi-coloured version
2 shades of pink ..... or whatever colours you wish!

These make up in any DK cotton or wool and can be a great way to use up all your leftover wools and cottons!
Every shawl, hat or scarf can than be totally different!
See some of my versions on Ravelry
My Projects Ravelry
Patterns are now exclusively available from
 A Woolly Tail

just £2.50 each
All patterns have the variety of endings and colour options, plus lots of tips and photographs .
On the website, below the pattern, are photographs of a whole range of suitable wools and yarns to choose from.
So a one stop shop - patterns and lots of yarns at really great prices to create your own scarf, hat or shawl.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Sands of Time - waistcoat

Sands of Time Waistcoat
A study in monochrome DK cottons - just three colours used in my tried and tested pattern of many years
A cocoa, taupe and stone white subtly mixed in a combination of  stripes and stitches

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Nordic Art Glass - Look what I have won!!

I have won this beautiful leaf bowl - lucky me!!
Am so lucky as this is just so beautiful and will fit in perfectly in my drawing room of rust, gold's and browns ................. so made my day!
So people when asked to Like and Share someone's page of things you really like - it works and at times you get to be the lucky winner!!
Check out their page - they have lovely things and can even source items for you!

Saturday, 11 June 2016

'Ships Ahoy' - quilted throw ....... future quilting workshops

'Ships Ahoy' or 'I see no ships' can't decide which name to give it - what do you think?
Strip pieced and quilted in the ditch
Double fold binding
Perfect for that budding sailor in the family
Thanks to
Cotton Cloth Fabrics in Stockton-on-Tees
The Little Fabric Shop in Felixstowe
for supplying the fabrics!
Simple strippy quilt - I can post pattern and 'how to' if people are interested!

A simple pattern to follow - you can make it over a weekend
Result!! A quick present or picnic blanket for on the boat or on the beach!
Ideal for sailing enthusiasts!!

The sea waves background represented by the blue and white zig-zag fabric

The boats and yachts bounce on the waves
Please Note
I will soon be offering a Long-Arm free-motion quilting and embroidery service
plus a
Mid-Arm quilting service
my own quilting kits, with build your own jelly roll from pre-cuts (so you can pick the colours and patterns you want!)
 These will be selected from modern and vintage fabrics
In addition friends and fellow quilters have expressed an interest in various workshops
Modern piecing - learn the rules of quilting then how to break the rules
Quick and easy quilts for beginners, such as the simple strippy quilt above
Fun quirky ways to dye and/or paint your fabrics ..... for unique fabrics
Numbers will be limited
In addition crochet workshops - focusing on various techniques
such as
achieving a professional finish,
how to blend colours,
achieve the right gauge for the yarn being used
with tricks and novel techniques I have learnt from over 30years crocheting

Friday, 3 June 2016

Confetti Lollo Rosso Shawl - hand crocheted in Alpaca and SIlk with tiny glass beads

Hand crocheted in Alpaca and Silk Lace weight wool
in my Lollo Rosso pattern

Front  border is edged with tiny glass beads 

Versatile to wear

Detail of the beaded edge
This pattern is exclusively available from  "A WOOLLY TAIL" as kits - the pattern comes free with purchase of the wool.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Sweet Pea in Wendy Air - a Lollo Rosso Shawl

A Lollo Rosso Shawl in a lovely shade of soft pink
Hand crocheted in Wendy Air - a lovely soft fluffy mohair blend that is as light as a feather

.................... worked up really well

Soft and yet light and warm!!
In built hanging loop in the back

Perfect for the Summer or weddings (then I add pearls or beads to the bottom)
Pattern available from A WOOLLY TAIL

Also thanks to T B Ramsden and Julie at A Woolly Tail  for their continued support !