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Not just knitting: Crochet Flower garland

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Not just knitting: Crochet Flower garland

The second in our Not just knitting series is this pretty Flower Garland perfect for brightening your home with springtime blooms! It is simple yet project perfect for a dreary British crafternoon stuck indoors. Using crochet and creating an I-cord with a Lucet it explores multiple techniques that are all suitable for beginners! The flower garland tutorial will be in two parts… Part 1: Creating the flowers You will need: 20g of DK weight yarn and 4.5mm Crochet hook. I used our Poppy Roving wools, as this also allowed me to wet felt the flowers. Nb: the pattern uses US...

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Day 7 - The darker side of Rovings

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Darker but no less beautiful! Our Archie rovings are made from Bluefaced Leicester and Masham wools, giving the yarn a dark marled base to begin with. This makes the shades of dye take a darker overtone compared to the Poppy roving, as the two different wools work with the dyes separately.  Our Archie roving colourways have been dyed using the same colours as our Poppy rovings, in the same techniques. Using identical methods really allows the unique properties of the wools to shine, as the difference in the resulting colourways is striking, yet complementary.  Toad Hall - With mustard and yellow...

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Day 9 - let's meet some yarn!

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Over the next week, we will be bringing you sneak peaks and previews of the beautiful yarns we have been dyeing up over the past few months.  Today we will be showcasing our Poppy Roving yarns: Gorgeous, single spun, Blue faced Leicester pencil rovings. These yarns are bright and vibrant, with a lovely sheen and drape. I can't wait to get my personal stash knitted up into a medium weight shawl for the Christmas holidays, these yarns are so soft you want them to be snuggled next to your skin. Yellow Rattle - inspired by the flowering plant of the same name,...

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The countdown begins! Launch give-away worth £118!

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So the countdown to our launch officially begins today - 10 days! 10 days and all of the yarns and colour ways that have been brewing and steaming away will be available for you all to purchase.  To celebrate we will be running a few give-aways to say thank you for your support of our new venture - the biggest of which will be available to those of you who have signed up to our newsletter! Everyone who signs up to our launch newsletter (before midnight 29th September) will not only receive at 10% of code on the day of launch, but...

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