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 !