Tonight we're going to be making snowflakes :) These are useful for making Christmas garlands, scarves, or just scattering about...looking festive.
Using silk or sparkly thread, the snowflakes are a very simple design, and are based on a pattern found in the following book, "Beyond the Square: Crochet Motifs". The pattern we will use is Number 55.
Crochet at Esquire's meets most Thursdays, 6.30-8.30pm, at Esquire's Coffee House, Upper Level, IntuBromley. If you live in the Bromley area, feel free to come along. All skill levels are catered for. First visit £10, subsequent visits £5.
Late last week I received an order for 21 mug hugs from a lady opening an online gift shop supplying ethically made British handmade products.
More details about the shop later.
Apart from my red and cream ones, my hugs are made using a blend of lambswool and silk. The lambswool is sourced from farms in the Scottish highlands by a buyer who then blends them with silk thread and dyes in vibrant colours.
The red and cream ones are made using British pure new wool.
Each hug has a button and a removable flower (with a brooch back affixed).
So - consequently, my house is currently covered in wool and crochet hooks...