• Crafts

    Felt drawer sachets

    This month’s residential home classes was originally titled Sewing Felt Animals. As usual I had a pre-class preparation session, during which I  sewed a simple teddy bear and my friend made a cow. (I look at her designs and think she’s the one who should be running these classes)

  • Amigurumi

    Simple Crochet Christmas Bauble

    This bauble pattern can be adapted in a number of ways, plain, sparkly, striped and with a variety of adornments. I’ve worked this in a DK acrylic (as that’s what I had to hand) but it could be made with most yarns, each giving a different effect.

  • Crochet

    Christmas Stocking

    I’ve done these in three sizes; standard, mini & large. And they all work on the same principle. They re good for bunting as well as for putting gifts in

  • Crochet

    Crocheted Snowflake 1

    I actually made a pile of these a few years ago to use up some 4ply to make bunting but no matter how I strung them I wasn’t happy. So this year I plan to use them to decorate my Christmas Cards. The larger of the two in the image was worked in DK and measures 13 cm (5 inches) in diameter, the smaller is in 4 ply and is 8 cm (3 inches) across.

  • Crochet

    Amigurumi Sloth

    I don’t know about other crafters but I find I don’t often have to go looking for projects, I’m lucky enough to have friends who show me ones they think I might find interesting or quirky.

  • Crochet

    Decorative jar cover

    This started as a “can you translate the pattern” project although I’m pretty sure the lady who asked would have worked it out the tricky bit by herself in time.

  • Crochet


    I was asked to bring in some decorative flower patterns for the crochet class, so I chose these 3 to show how easy it is to crochet varying types.

  • Crochet

    Swirl heart

    This comes from a photocopied pattern I was asked to decipher by a Wool Haven class member. It is not a pattern I would normally give to beginners although it does make you very aware of the different stitches available. The original pattern was set up to be felted – something I haven’t done with mine yet (mainly because it took so long to work out I didn’t want to risk ruining it) Require: 5mm hook – need to crochet loosely if you want to felt Wool yarn suitable to felt Stitches sl st – Slip Stitch ch – chain dc – double crochet htc – half treble crochet tc…