I was asked to show my work and demonstrate crochet at a lady’s lunch and talk in a village near me. Mary who runs a knit shop In Denby Dale spoke about her travels to India exploring all the beautiful textiles made over there. She had the most exquisite samples of handmade cloth, embroidered and printed and dyed. She explained the techniques they use and spoke of how the people make their money and how the families work in remote parts of India. It was so interesting and heart warming as Mary also told us how she, and others, set up a co-operative to help teach young Indian girls skills in textiles so they could make their own living and wouldn’t have to be married off, or at least they would have a choice. So not only was it a great talk but I also got to show off some of my work and sell pieces. I made cowls, head bands, bunting and brooches. The event was all in aid of raising money for a local hospice and they raised over £900! which is great. It was a lovely day… yummy lunch too.
This is a lovely cushion I made as sample for a knit shop. I made the crochet piece and then it was sewn to the front of a cushion. It looks so much better then I imagined now it is stitched to the cushion. It was a pattern form a knit& crochet magazine. I didn’t choose the colours but they look great. I have bought autumn coloured yarns to make another one but with my own wavy pattern. Lets see how it turns out.