The winning entry for the Designalong is now published! You can enjoy 50% off the purchase price of the Crossed Furrows Cowls when using the coupon code "thankyou" for 50% off until midnight June 21. Congratulations Sarah!
Muse2 KAL runs until the 30th of June) so jump in with us! Hashtag #muse2KAL for WIPs and FOs! FOs just need to meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Any pattern from Pom Pom Quarterly magazine or website (hint there are several free patterns )
- Any of coopknits- Rachel Coopey’s designs
- Knit in Anzula yarn
- Knit on Signature Needles
Events coming up:
Blogtacular 13th June 2015.
The Muse Connection Volume 2- get on the newsletter for Volume 3 news.
Pebble Beach Trunk show at YAK, Brighton on the 27 th June 2015. Details here.
An Inspired 2015:
With the reaction to a Handmade Wardrobe came some really interesting discussions in the Ravelry group. Lots of people reacting strongly to the drive to create more wearable items for themselves. Watching amazing Me Made may efforts by CanaryKnits and Andi Satterlund got me thinking a lot about our Creative Identity and the difference between crafting for the sheer joy of making and crafting as a functional and practical pursuit.
So, this month's An Inspired 2015 theme will be 'Creative Identity':
A month long exploration of what your making and crafts mean to you. Are you on a quest to make a handmade wardrobe? Or do you want to just lose yourself in the process? Do you think garter stitch is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen or is it all about nupps? Perhaps you are a polycrafter, delving into several creative projects in order to ensure every area of your daily life is creative.
Whether you want to make your home more practical or more beautiful, this month is a look at what handmade means to you personally and our own journeys as crafters. I will be sharing lots of projects I’ve been working on recently from new to me techniques such as Shibori, to those I’ve dabbled in but as yet not quite mastered such as sewing. I’d love to hear all about your creativity and will be bringing fresh inspiration from people who create for a living and hearing their thoughts on how it forms part of their personal identity.
There will be a twitter hang out to celebrate crafting and creating and plenty of fun on social media where you can find me as @aplayfulday. Share your projects and stories via #creative_identity and tell the world what it means for you to create. I can’t wait to hear.
Off The Needles:
I finished my Mara Shawl! You can find all the details on my Ravelry page as well as a blog post here.
I mention the suspend bind off tutorial video here.
On the Needles:
Climb Every Mountain by Heidi Kirrmaier in Juno Fibre Arts Milly DK 'Leaf' colourway. This is part of the Sweater A Season KAL which now has a finisher's parade.
Pebble Beach by Curious Handmade in The Uncommon Thread Merino Lace in 'Nimbostratus'. Pondering joining Knitting Pipeline's KAL that ends 5th July 2015 #pebblebeachKAL
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