Crafting

Posted by on 9 March 2020 | 2 Comments

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When it comes to quilters, or crafters in general, most do more than just one craft. They often include at least one other they like to do so today I thought I'd mention just a few of the other crafts I've been doing lately.

I do a number of different crafts including knitting and recently I took the new challenge of test knitting a small top by Truly Murtle called Adira. Made using wool satin from Anna Gratton it is perfect for our fast turning autumn days.

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Wearing my adira top with my youngest granddaughter. Adira pattern can be found here: Adira

I learned to knit as a young child but even before then, I learned to crochet. It's not a craft I've continued a lot over the years until I picked it up again last year when I began crocheting critters for Tillybird. It's something my daughter and I do together which makes it even more enjoyable. Here are some of the critters we have recently made. 

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Crocheted critters

My love for quilting developed from sewing and dressmaking. As a young girl I made dolls clothes, as a teenager, many of my own clothes, and as a mother, almost all of my children's clothes. Quilting started taking over after my first applique lesson when I began firstly incorporating quilting in clothing...

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patchwork and applique waistcoats

....however I've rarely sewed much except for wedding dresses for my sister and daughters but recently I have been inspired to make myself a couple of new tops.

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Original handmade tops

And of course, at the same time as those above, I continue working on my latest quilt...

bargello progress

Progress on my Bargello
(to be added to my orginial Bargello collection)

Some of the other crafts I do include spinning, cross stitch, embroidery, tatting and diamond embroidery. What are some of yours?

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  • Yeah well, it's fun to have choices... and hobbies are fun as well as relaxing as you well know. Miss you too my friend.

    Posted by Ruth, 17/03/2020 12:41pm (6 months ago)

  • I already know that you don’t sleep!????
    I miss you my friend.

    Posted by Sue, 17/03/2020 11:51am (6 months ago)

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