Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Yarn Bombed ... !!! x

I have a day for me, it was meant to be a day trip to Morecambe as part of my International Diploma ... but I have a cold so here I am sat at home with a hot lemon and honey writing my next blog post.

Its started to snow again outside although its not sticking!

So can I tell you my yarn bombing story ... its all about my second hobbycraft session but there was a little bit of yarn bombing too.

So, I spent Sunday in hobbycraft demonstrating crochet and it was yet another lovely day.

I sat in the Wool Aisle with a few notes of flowers from Attic 24 and Hermits Wish to start me off. The first flower I started was Becca's Spring Flower I hadn't tried this one before and it was really straightforward and such a lovely result too ...

Once complete I yarn bombed it in the aisle ... I thought it might make someone smile!

I carried on with the flower theme as I sat and crocheted, Hobbycraft were selling the book 200 Crochet Flowers, Embellishments and Trims it is a truly beautiful book and so I started creating a few daisies and irish crochet rose ...

I met some amazing people while I was there some that had been crocheted for years to those that have only just started. One lady I talked to was making the most amazing flowers, she showed me the pictures on the phones, yet because she didn't know the names of the stitches she felt she was doing brilliantly ... BUT ... I thought what she was making was amazing and for me the key was that she was enjoying it. I know that knowing the stitches and their names will open a whole new world of new patterns but she already has the ability to create her own patterns!

I was amazed as well by the number of children that had brought their parents shopping for wool and knitting needles, there are a lot of grandmas out there who have passed on a wonderful skill to their grandchildren ... and they are loving it!!

My friends Soo and Zoe then stopped by and joined me in crocheting flowers ...

And more flowers were made ready for a little bit more of yarn bombing!!

I ended up making a number of flowers during my day which I thought would be good to do something creative with ...

And then an idea came to me ...

An Easter Wreath ... in the style of Attic 24!!

So I have started crocheting the cover for the wreath ring ... 

And I have brought a few extra bits to adorn the wreath and make it ready for Easter!!

I am so looking forward to putting it all together!!

While I was at Hobbycraft I put up a list for people to show interest in a future workshop and a number of people actually wrote down their contact details for me. Can I say thank you to them for that ... !!

I have begun to decide on a venue, and have begun to write some ideas down for possible workshops from the basic to the classic granny square theme to tunisian crochet ... which is all very exciting!!!

I am now off to write a 'to do' list for the next two days starting with the wreath and creating a page on my blog to record the crochet workshop classes ideas I am having!!

bye, bye,



  1. I am glad you had such a lovely day ^_^Can't wait to see your flower wreath.

  2. It sounds like you had a great time! The flower wreath is looking great, I can't wait to see it :) Elisabeth x

  3. Exciting, Mellie! I wish I were nearby to stitch with you, but thanks for posting so that I can at least appreciate what you are doing. I hope to knit a capelet tomorrow for the little bunny I am making.


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