Not having started any more knitting and crochet as I am not sure what to choose, I thought that I would share what I made in 2017. This was very much the year of Celtic crochet. I started by devising some plaitwork bookmarks and published the best pattern. I also then made some Celtic cross… Read More Looking back on 2017
Those of you who have been following me for a while will know that I wasn’t entirely happy with my Celtic bookmark because it was quite large and a bit thick. I posted the pattern but then, using the bookmark in one of the larger hardback books I have been borrowing from the library lately,… Read More A Better Bookmark
I have been working on quite a few odds and ends before and after my holiday, apart from the coasters I showed you recently. I thought that it seemed a shame to waste the place mat I had made just to show it could be done,and I remembered that I had a cushion that could… Read More Recent makes and WIPs
Having discovered that the latest book I got out from the library is a large hardback book I decided to move on from my pineapple bookmark that I have been using lately to one of my Celtic ones: the most popular one with the purple edging and pointy corners. With the pineapple bookmark the pages… Read More My bookmarks in use!
Celtic knots and plaitwork are always drawn with an edge so that you can see clearly how the ribbons cross over each other and I thought that this did not show clearly enough on my original cross. which is why I started experimenting with adding slip stitches. At the time I did try adding the slip… Read More Celtic Cross – definitive version
Ever since someone put a photograph of one of my Celtic coasters on Pinterest I have had about three weeks of hundreds of people every day coming to look at the pattern. Even now it seems to be over one hundred. I know that a thread bookmark will appeal to far fewer people but it did… Read More Celtic Bookmarks
I really feel that I could do with some way of lighting the items I want to photograph in a more even way and even if it is dull outside. However I have packed up all my Christmas cards now so this will have to do. I shared with you the pattern for the angels… Read More Angel Christmas cards
Not being happy with either of my earlier attempts to make a Christian fish bookmark. I decided to have another try. I decided that the rectangular shape worked best but that the fish needed to be in a contrasting colour to show up. I tried to do this with the filet crochet but it was… Read More Fish bookmark revisited.
The pattern for all four of my Celtic crosses is now on sale on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-cross-bookmark My original cross.When I used #10 crochet cotton and a 1.25mm hook (Blue cross) it came out about 4 inches high and three inches wide. (10 x 7.5 cm) However using a smaller hook will give a firmer though slightly… Read More Celtic Cross crochet pattern
I am not ready to start my blanket so I have been messing around with various small projects,: one of which was to continue with my idea of making a cross bookmark based on this silver cross my brother gave me a long time ago.I refined and completed my ideas for a pattern and using… Read More I’m still thinking ‘celtic’!