Saturday, December 22, 2012
We made christmas crackers. I put mini whisks, handmade hats and jokes inside...
We made pompom garlands. You can use small pompoms to make a necklace or christmas tree decoration and large ones to make a long garland to decorate your house. In my next blog post I will provide a tutorial for making the pompom garland.
Merry Christmas and happy making!
Friday, December 21, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
|I'm also entering this fair isle-style hat|
|and this mohair shawl.|
|(flower trellis detail on the shawl)|
|tools of the trade|
|tying the fabric into a donut|
|binding wool with elastic bands|
|some finished creations from other workshop participants|
|I dyed the four pieces in the centre|
|sunset effect by dipping half fabric in wood ash dye|
|some more examples of shibori|
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Learning to knit
Originally uploaded by Mel P Designs
I made up this simple scarf using just knit stitches, 10 mm needles and 3 balls o Debbie Bliss luxury aran yarn. I used f 2 strands held together. I cast on 18 stitches and knit in rows until I ran out of yarn!
I like the stretchiness and texture of knit!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
To access the pattern, visit my Craftsy store where your can automatically download the PDF for $4. No waiting - pattern is delivered to your inbox immediately. They are listed in my Ravelry too, or etsy store if you prefer..
Friday, February 3, 2012
|Missoni crochet pattern dress|
|Missoni crochet bikini|
|Missoni crochet dress|
|Want! Missoni crochet bag|
|Missoni patterned dress|
|Missoni crochet swimsuit|
Missoni is an Italian fashion house based in Varese. It is notable for its knitwear designs, made from a variety of fabrics in colourful patterns. The company was founded by Ottavio ("Tai") and Rosita Missoni in 1953.
You can find Missoni on Net-a-Porter here.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
ch 65, turn
Row 1. skip fist 3 ch, dc in each ch to end, turn.
Row 2. ch 3, *dc in each of next 5 dc, 2dc next dc*, repeat to end, turn.
Row 3. ch 3, *dc in each of next 6 dc, 2dc next dc*, repeat to end, turn.
Row 4. ch 3, *dc in each of next 7 dc, 2dc next dc*, repeat to end, finish off.
Row 5 - Edging. With right side facing, join yarn in one corner of foundation chain edge. Sc evenly around around, with 2 sc into corners, until you reach the opposite end of the foundation chain. Chain 5, ss into second last sc just made, and join with a ss. (this is the loop for the button). Finish off.
Sew a button or bead to align with the loop. Collar should measure about 14" around the neck.
That's it! I would love to hear how you went with this project. Happy crocheting!