Our Cocktails & Stitches Retreat at the luxurious Crown Towers Perth on 19 & 20 May 2018 is not too far away now and its time to start thinking about your projects.
I have put a few things together here to give some ideas.
I particularly like the pre cut Liberty Fabric that are available at The Strawberry Thief. You can choose from jelly rolls, charm squares or hexagons. Robyn also has the full range of Liberty fabrics available. Shipping is free over $50 however I am happy to organise a group order if you prefer.
Carolina from Sew Mondo has some great quilt patterns available in her online shop. One of which I am working on at the moment that only requires 6 different fabrics and is great to start with if you are a beginner quilter. Carolina is also part of the WAQA Shop Hop opening this week, click here to see the details.
As an absolute beginner knitter, I knitted a few things last year and whilst it’s not my most favourite craft I was extremely happy with my projects. I used the Loopy Mango yarn and their cropped cardigan pattern. The yarn comes in gorgeous colours, all of which I have a colour chart here if you would like to see. The yarn is not cheap, it does pill although I have not found a single yarn that doesn’t yet. It just means you need to shave it down occasionally and look after it. The postage is not cheap either however I still feel it was totally worth it and I get comments on the cardi every time I wear it. They have a range of other projects available whether knitting or crochet. Have a look at whats available at Loopy Mango. I also have the colour chart here available for you to look at!
You know I am all obsessed with crochet and that I am terrible matching colours. I also am not particularly fond of working from a pattern. So I will be working on another hexagon blanket, one colour per hexi however these hexi’s will be a lot larger than the last blanket I made. Hexigons are made up of trebles. If this is something you would like to work on and would like to start practising please send me an email expressing interest.
And not forgetting clothing items! If I make something it will no doubt be stretch fabric, I will have the overlocker and the cover stitch machine available to use. I have heard some ladies will be making skirts, Holy Communion dress, bomber style jacket, casual lounge pants and tops.
If you have any questions or need inspiration please let me know.