Time to share customer projects

Posted by Amy | Posted in Customer Projects | Posted on 15-12-2016

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With Christmas just over a week away I wanted to start the celebrations early, celebrating all of the wonderful work from our customers. This blog post has been gathering new projects for a couple of months now, so please bear with me as I talk you through each crafty make. I have a vast selection of treats to share – knitting, crochet and sewing. These are all projects that have been snapped in our Craft Barn.

First up is Natalie, wearing a delicate camisole top she has knitted in Juniper Moon Farm Findley. On the pattern image the straps are a chunky ribbon, Natalie opted for two fine ribbons instead. This is the beauty of making your own garments from the colour you choose, right down to the finishing details, it’s all your choice. Natalie was planning to make a second top in a different shade as this one is so lovely. As you can probably guess this photograph wasn’t taken in the last few days (brrrr!).

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Now this project was a challenge to photograph – a few extra pairs of hands were needed. Ann un-wrapped this gigantic granny square blanket to share with everyone in the Craft Barn. Large enough to fit a King size bed, Ann has crocheted lots and lots of granny squares with many variations on colour and design. The yarn she has used is Rico Baby so Soft Dk, fantastic for crochet as it glides easily through your hook. Plus a good yarn for making accessories for the home as it is anti-pilling. Ann couldn’t tell me the exact number of balls used as she kept buying them as she went along. What would you guess?
giant granny square blanket
Kay came into the Craft Barn to do a spot of shopping wearing her latest make. A super cosy cardigan, knitted in Rowan Softyak Dk (shade 239), following a pattern by Jo Storie – ‘Chloe‘. Rowan Softyak comprises of a cotton, yak and nylon blend. This is a stylish cardigan that can easily be worn with many outfits.
Rowan softyak dk cardigan
Michelle brought in an adorable baby jacket and matching hat crocheted in Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply (pattern DB011). The pattern is one I have enjoyed crocheting myself for a friends little one so it was nice to see how someone else had got on with the pattern. Michelle opted for a dusky pink shade of Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply. 
debbie bliss rilato 4ply jacket
When we had a sample garment on display of this next cardigan, there were many members of staff lusting after it here at Black Sheep Wools. The cardigan that you swoon over every time you pass it by and secretly hope some kind knitting elves will make for you. Sandra who attends our knit and natter group couldn’t resist and made herself this gorgeous Fair Isle cardigan.
The design is called Orkney and can be found in Rowan Magazine 52, knitted in Rowan Felted Tweed.
Orkney cardigan - Rowan Felted Tweed
Orkney in Rowan Felted Tweed
A delightful pastel treat from Janet to share now. Janet has crocheted a fabulous Jane Crowfoot Persian Tiles blanket using DMC Natura Cotton. As this is a 4ply weight Janet adjusted her hook size accordingly. Her colour palette is so serene and pretty, such a contrast to the beautiful bold, jewel tones of Jane Crowfoot’s original colourway. What a lovely gift for her daughter!
Jane Crowfoot persian tiles blanket
Susan had brought her almost finished Spice of Life blanket into the Craft Barn to ask advice on what shades to choose for her border. Decisions, decisions….with so many lovely colours of Stylecraft special dk in a blanket it can be tricky making a decision on which two to pluck out. With some helpful advice from Stacey, Susan made her choices (a grey and berry) whilst I took a quick photo.
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A group of ladies from a sewing group brought in a selection of sewing projects they had recently completed. I am not sure who exactly made each item but I do know all of the ladies names – Jacqueline, Elizabeth, Lilian and Amy are quite a talented bunch.
A quilt, can you spot the Kaffe Fassett fabric?
A fabric box in Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
And lots of colourful windmill bags. This pattern is available to download for free from our website.
windmill bags
Sue has knitted a mystical dragon in King Cole Tinsel. This chap is quite large, as you can see compared to a ball of yarn. The wings have pipe cleaners in to keep the structure, he even has a beady dragon eye.
King Cole Tinsel dragon
For this snuggly throw, Jo has crocheted squares in James C Brett Marble Chunky – shade MC63. She has followed a stitch pattern of front post trebles, a very effective stitch that has created a lovely texture which lends itself to the multi-coloured yarn.
Jean made an adapted version of Ewe-Jean the sheep (renamed for Jean). This version is without the loops, she looks like a little spring lamb. The original pattern is a free pattern by Happy Crocheting.
Last but not least is Evie’s detailed patchwork quilt, an incredible project that must have taken many hours of patient stitching. Evie hand stitched each of the designs, traced from images she found online of Hello Kitty. She then pieced it all together to create a spectacular patchwork quilt.
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hello kitty quilt
Thank you to everyone who has shared their projects with us over the past few months. I look forward to seeing more projects in the New Year.

Mermaid Tails

Posted by Amy | Posted in Customer Projects | Posted on 09-06-2016

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Mermaid tails are a must have item at the moment, especially the knitted kind. Since Yvonne created the free mermaid tail pattern there must have been many a mermaid tail knitted all over the world. When you have made something that you are really proud of it is always nice to share. I enjoy receiving emails off happy customers sending in a photo of their mermaid tails, it’s exciting to see what colour combinations people have chosen and who they have been knitting for. Please feel free to share away on social media too, we have had some brilliant examples of mermaid tails posted on Facebook recently, including this photo Julie posted of her husband modelling the mermaid tail in full costume. This one made us giggle!

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Julie knitted the tail in the original Stylecraft Special Chunky colourway which can be purchased as a colour pack.

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Bobbie opted for a purple shade for her mermaid tail.

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Georgina chose two contrasting pink shades of Stylecraft Special Chunky and the silver shade of King Cole Cosmos.

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A different Julie this time has knitted two tails in multi coloured yarns. This creates an interesting effect and adds to the underwater colours.

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Lee also got her husband to model the blanket; he looks quite content in this pink number.

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Susan has knitted her mermaid tail in the original colourway.

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Jackie looks cosy in her mermaid tail, perfect for keeping your toes toasty in the winter.

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Finally, Louise made this mermaid tail blanket, for her friends daughter in a purple colour combination. She looks so pleased with the blanket and the matching doll. Louise has made this doll using the same stitch pattern as in the original design, such a creative idea.

I am looking to gather shark blankets for the next blog post, so if you have knitted a shark blanket and would like to share your creation please email photos to social@blacksheepwools.com.

 

What can you make with fabric?

Posted by Amy | Posted in Customer Projects | Posted on 23-05-2016

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Did you watch the first episode of the Great British Sewing Bee this week? Watching the contestants getting to work sewing makes me feel all inspired to dust off the sewing machine. The problem is, sometimes you just don’t know where to begin, what can you make with fabric? Fabric is very much like yarn – there are endless possibilities of what you can actually make and create. Whether you can hand sew or prefer the sewing machine there is a project for you out there. There are even fabric projects that involve no sewing at all, such as a no sew cushion cover and gift wrap, how good is that? Showing off your beautiful fabric choices with very little effort!

Our customers are never short of inspiration and often pop in with their latest sewing delights. It is nice to see such a varied selection of things that you can make with fabric.

A lady called Chris, who attends Knit & Natter made a pretty purse / wallet for her friend Joan’s birthday (also a member of Knit & Natter). The purse is made up of teeny patchwork hexagons all sewn by hand. Chris chose Tula Pink fabrics and followed the pattern by Kristyne Czepuryk from Cherry Heart’s blog.

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The inside is so pretty too with slots for cards and a magnetic fasten.

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Glenys brought in an adorable fabric sausage dog she had made using Tanya Whelan fabrics, following a pattern by Debbie Shaw designs. Not just any sausage dog though, this little lady can keep all of your sewing tools in one place. If you would like to make your own accessory case, why not take a look at the ‘Ready to roll‘ accessory case by Cherry Heart.

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On to clothing now…..a customer called Linda brought in a selection of tops she has made using various fabrics. The pattern Linda has used for the short sleeve tops is a Simplicity pattern 8523. The sleeveless top is from another pattern she had in her stash. The cotton fabrics are so beautiful and lightweight, perfect for a summer top.

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Tina Givens Riddles & Rhymes – Castle Row – Blue

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Nel Whatmore Sketch Book Botanical – Geranium

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Michael Miller Sashiko – Midnight

One more project to share from a customer called Ann. Ann attended Barbara’s log cabin patchwork workshop in April and caught the sewing bug. After completing a couple of blocks in the morning workshop, Ann went on to purchase new fabrics to make a quilt.

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In amongst the beautiful design Ann has used Victoria & Albert Museum, Nel Whatmore Sketchbook and Guess How Much I Love You fabrics.

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Will you be watching the second episode of the Sewing Bee tonight? If you have been inspired to make something new don’t forget to check out our fabric selection before you begin. When you have made something new please share your makes with us. Email any photos to amy@blacksheepwools.com.

What have you been knitting & crocheting?

Posted by Amy | Posted in Customer Projects | Posted on 24-03-2016

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I have gathered together quite a varied selection of projects that many of you, our talented customers, have been making. These have been collected and photographed over many weeks, so if you came in the shop a couple of months ago to share your makes with us, they may well be somewhere in amongst these treats today.

A customer called Hilary brightened up a dull winter’s day with her citrus shaded crochet blanket. Hilary has used a selection of Stylecraft Special Dk yarns to make this colourful delight.

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Cathy who attends Knit & Natter brought in Jane Crowfoot’s Nordnorge Fair Isle bag she has knitted in Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Dk adorned with Debbie Abraham’s beads. Cathy opted for a slight variation on the shades suggested in the pattern and also chose a different bead colour.

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A lady called Jane brought in a shawl knitted in Sirdar Montana Dk. The pattern is a design Jane came across on Ravlery ‘No-fuss shade loving shawl‘. The self striping effect of Montana Dk matches perfectly with the shawl design.

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Susan knitted this hat for her grandson, he wore it to go and watch the new Star Wars film at the cinema. Apparently he had said it was ‘awesome’! When giving a knitted gift you couldn’t ask for much more. The pattern is a free pattern Susan found on Ravelry – The Force Awakens Hat.

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Ann has got creative with Sirdar Smiley Stripes making a rainbow blanket, with a mixture of one colour yarns added in too. This looks fantastic the multi-coloured border is such a good idea. A border like this would make a nice finishing touch to a plain blanket, adding a splash of rainbow.

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Sue brought in a mini mermaid tail she had knitted for her 6 month old grand-daughter. She followed Yvonne’s mermaid tail pattern exactly, using double knitting yarn rather than chunky. To make it extra special with sparkle Sue used King Cole Gltz Dk. The tail measures approximately 65cm in length.

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Not only has Sue been making a mermaid tail, she has also been knitting the Rowan Shaun the Sheep blanket. Rather than using Rowan yarn Sue matched up shades in Stylecraft Special Dk.

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Jane is knitting a whole host of animals for a knitted Noah’s Ark. Her grand-children will love this, all of the animals two by two. Here are the ones she brought along with her to match up whilst shopping. Jane has used a variety of textured yarns including Sirdar Funky Fox. Some of the patterns can be found in Knitted Noah’s Ark book.

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Angela brought in a selection of baby knits – an all in one suit in James C Brett Flutterby and a teddy bear all in one suit in Sirdar Snowflake Chunky.

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Last but not least Susan wearing a cardigan crocheted with two balls of James C Brett Marble Chunky. Susan made the pattern up, based on a large granny square.

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Thank you to everyone who kindly shared their projects with us. If you have made anything recently with your purchases from Black Sheep Wools please email in a pic to social@blacksheepwools.com.

What have our customer’s been making?

Posted by Amy | Posted in Customer Projects | Posted on 13-11-2015

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I have accumulated quite a few customer projects recently that are just bursting to escape from the camera and make their way here, onto the blog. If you need that extra push to get a project finished you may well be inspired after reading this post. Seeing finished projects always makes me feel enthusiastic about digging out those unfinished projects. After completing a project you really do feel a fantastic sense of achievement. It is lovely when our customers bring them along to show us in the Craft Barn.

Young Alfie came to the Craft Barn with his mum for a shopping trip. His outfit of choice…..a beautifully knitted jumper, made in Sirdar Baby Crofter Dk. Alfie chose the shade himself – shade 185. The pattern for this snuggly jumper can be found in Sirdar book 377.

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This sweater is good to compare with the baby jumper above. Mary from Knit & Natter brought in a sweater she had knitted for herself in Sirdar Baby Crofter. The mock Fair Isle effect has been elongated and slightly distorted due to the width of the knitting. It has created an interesting stripe pattern.

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Alison who attends Knit & Natter at the Craft Barn couldn’t wait to share her latest project. We hadn’t had Stylecraft Carnival Chunky in stock very long before Alison popped in with a finished waistcoat. She is looking forward to wearing the waistcoat with a long sleeved top this winter.

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Although we don’t have a pattern for this Aran jumper (it was an old favourite from Jackie’s stash), it is still nice to share the hard work that has gone into knitting such a detailed cable, Aran jumper.

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Have you ever tried knitting mitred corner squares? Kym brought in a completed blanket that she had knitted using a variety of 4ply yarns; many of which she purchased at the Craft Barn including Regia Angora Merino. The squares are built up and joined as you knit.

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Kym also had a second blanket which she is part way through. Knitted predominantly in Sirdar Heart & Sole Sock 4ply.

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Wendy came shopping wearing her latest project. She has crocheted a cardigan in King Cole Shine Dk.

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Cathy brought in her latest knitted project to Knit & Natter. When Cathy first started coming to Knit & Natter a couple of years ago she generally only crocheted. Since then she has made various knitted projects and recently brought in this cardigan to share. Her first ever project knitted in the round! Cathy enjoyed taking on the challenge of a cardigan knitted in the round. The best part of all, no seams. The pattern is called Frosty and can be found in Rowan Magazine 58, knitted in Rowan Felted Tweed.

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Pretty cable detailing around the neckline and button band.

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Eileen brought along her latest project especially to show Yvonne in the Craft Barn. Yvonne had helped her to cut the back piece of fabric, so that the butterfly design was precisely central with perfect symmetry either side of the zip.

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Eileen has used a Butterick pattern and Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Melange fabric.

tim holtz eclectic elements melange

#ThrowbackThursday Treats

Posted by Amy | Posted in Customer Projects, Treasured | Posted on 05-11-2015

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Our Coats representative Jo is an avid crafter. We have witnessed her skills first hand here in the Craft Barn. In just a couple of hours both Jo and Erica whipped up three kimonos, complete with beaded trim. She also loves to knit and has been working with Coats Crafts since the early 1980’s. As you can imagine working for a company who sell knitting yarn for so many years you see lots of new yarns come and old yarns go. It is no surprise that over the years her knitting needles have clicked away on so many different projects.

Last time Jo came over for a visit she mentioned that she had a great jumper she had knitted back in the 80’s, that would perfect for us to share for #throwbackThursday. Instantly my ears pricked up at the mention of a vintage knit. I love looking through old knitting patterns, seeing the different shapes, styles and yarns that were once so popular. Seeing an actual knitted item from a decade gone by, that is even better!

Here is Jo’s cropped jumper knitted in Patons Cascade (no longer manufactured). Cascade had a metallic sheen and was quite a weighty yarn. The Fair Isle design reminds me of an Aztec type print. It is hard to see from the photographs, but the sleeves are actually bat winged (very 1980’s).

Jo's Cascade jumper

The ribbed detail around the neckline, waistband and cuffs highlight the strength and density of the yarn. This brings it all together nicely.

Jo's Cascade jumper #throwbackThursday

Take a look at the beautiful, plunging deep v at the back. This really is a statement piece.

Jo's Cascade jumper - #throwbackthursday

Jo also brought in a pattern she had unearthed from her stash for a delicate pair of crocheted gloves. Jo recalls making these gloves quite a few years back. These gloves remind me of old Hollywood films, so chic and glamorous.

vintage crocheted gloves pattern

If you have any hidden treasures tucked away in your wardrobe please share a photo, we would love to see. Email photos to amy@blacksheepwools.com.

Another mixed bag of crafty delights!

Posted by Amy | Posted in Customer Projects | Posted on 14-09-2015

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The start of Cherry Heart’s Spice of Life Crochet Along is fast approaching, I can’t wait to share all of the works in progress and finished blankets here on the blog. In the mean time I have a fairly mixed bag of crafty treats to share from our customers. It is good to see an increase in the number of fabric based projects being brought in store for a quick photo, keep them coming!

This first quilt was sewn on Stuart Hillard’s Quilt in a day workshop which we held here at the Craft Barn back in June.

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The next project I have to share is another HUGE quilt from Quilt Grandeur by Kaffe Fassett. A customer called Linda made this incredible piece.

Quilt Grandeur quilt

One more quilt from a lady called Alison, who attends our knit and natter group. Alison hadn’t attempted patchwork before, you wouldn’t know with this piece!

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Baby George popped into the Craft Barn for some more yarn. Doesn’t he look so content wearing a hand knitted cardigan and hat, wrapped in a beautiful knitted lace shawl.

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Although summer may be over for another year here in the UK, the sun will be shining somewhere in the world. How about knitting a lightweight top in Sirdar Beachcomber Dk. Susan has chosen the multi shade – 261 ‘Collecting Shells’, what a lovely name for a summer yarn!

susan_beachcomber_topMary couldn’t wait to share her finished Stylecraft Lily Pond Crochet Along blanket in Stylecraft Special Dk.

stylecraft crochet along lily pond blanket

A mixed bag of crafty delights!

Posted by Amy | Posted in Customer Projects | Posted on 29-07-2015

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Our lovely customers never fail to impress with their latest finished projects. In recent weeks it has been a pleasure to be treated to these delights. As more and more people get to know that we stock such a gorgeous range of fabrics we are starting to see more fabric based finished projects too.

Anne likes to knit various little dolls and characters. She brought in two teeny meerkats from ‘Knitted Meerkats’ book by Sue Stratford. A punk meerkat and a meerkat dressed up as a Christmas tree. These are a fun make that would make a great gift. Take a look at all of the detail in each one – the punk even has a nose ring!

Punk meerkat

Look at this little cheeky chap hidden away inside a Christmas tree – such intricate knitting.

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After finishing the meerkats Anne made a knitted doll from ‘Babes in Wool’ book using various oddments of yarn. Check out her funky hair!

Babes in wool doll

Scarves and shawls are a versatile knit – easy to transport when knitting (especially on circular needles), can be worn all year round (depending on the thickness), perfect for all levels of knitter (plenty of choice, basic to advanced).

Isabelle took on the Rowan Starry Starry Night shawl an exclusive free download from Black Sheep Wools designed by Sarah Hazell. The shawl uses a ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe and Rowan Fine Lace. I have seen a few different variations in the past, but not this particular colour combination. The grey / blue shades look lovely worked together.

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starry starry night shawl

Leona brought in three patchwork cushions she had made using floral Coats fabrics, including Nel Whatmore Memory Lane and Tanya Whelan Petal. Can you believe this was her very first time taking on a patchwork project? Leona attended the Basics of Patchwork workshop a couple of months back. She soon got the hang of it!

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A customer called Delyse brought in this gigantic throw she had knitted. The blanket is knitted in a variety of Sirdar Country Style Dk yarns and a selection of oddments Delyse had in her stash. The squares were joined together using a 3 needle bind off method. Each large log cabin square has been created by picking up the stitches along the side of the centre shape and continuing round for the colour change.

log cabin knitted blanket

log cabin knitted blanket

 

 

What have you been sewing?

Posted by Amy | Posted in Customer Projects | Posted on 13-07-2015

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Sewing fever has hit Black Sheep Wools recently. It’s great to see all of the projects you have been making – from garments to patchwork quilts, we really have had a varied selection.

When you walk into our fabric room you are greeted with so much colour and inspiration, it really is difficult to know where to start sometimes. Plucking out a bolt of fabric or two (or maybe 10) and lying them side by side or even piling them high is often the best way to get a feel for the colour and print combinations you are hoping to achieve in your desired design.

Lots od thought and consideration has gone into the fabric choices of our customers. Take a look below at their projects below. If you would like to share a project you have made with fabric purchased from Black Sheep Wools we would love to see. Send your photos to amy@blacksheepwools.com.

Yvonne spotted Catherine on a shopping trip in the Craft Barn wearing this outfit made entirely from Coats fabrics. The top is made in Tula Pink Foxfield – Serpentine and the trousers in Freespirit Designer solids – aqua. Catherine purchased another gorgeous fabric combo whilst she was in store. Hopefully she will pop in one day again wearing her new outfit!

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Sally from our knit and natter group brought in a huge quilt she had made in memory of her son who passed away. One side of the quilt is made up of a patchwork design using different pieces of t-shirts and tops then the reverse is an array of juicy shades of Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

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Amy visited the Craft Barn to share her first ever sewing projects. She made a cushion using Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Bouquet and a red piping, finishing it off with a shell button in the centre. The pattern is from Stuart Hillard’s book – Sew Fabulous.

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Cathy from our knit and natter group had her latest crochet project tucked away in this adorable pouch, made from Kaffe Fassett Sateen Belle Epoch.

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Lisa has hand sewn this entire patchwork quilt. She has used a selection of fabrics from her stash and also some Craft Cotton fat quarters. Once this quilt is finished Lisa plans to make another one for her other daughter.

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Next up we have Michelle’s pretty applique cushions. Michelle has used Denyse Schmidt fabrics and highlighted the leaf design for her appliqued centre design.

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Finally we have a fab beach bag made for Jayne (who works in the tea shop) by her mother-in-law. Jayne took this fab on her holiday; with all its pockets and drawstring fasten it was perfect for a day at the beach. The fabric is all from the Nel Whatmore Merry Go Round range.

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What have you been crocheting?

Posted by Amy | Posted in Customer Projects | Posted on 12-05-2015

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Over the past few weeks I have collected photos of many different crochet projects from Black Sheep Wools customers. It is particularly exciting to see a project evolve from the initial yarn purchase. Have you crocheted anything you would like to share? Please send in photos through to amy@blacksheepwools.com.

To start off I have a couple of crocheted items from a customer called John. Whilst yarn shopping, he brought along his latest make for a photo – ‘Speedy the wonder turtle’.

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John came back a couple of weeks later wearing his latest make, this time a fab jumper crocheted in James C Brett Chunky with Merino. The pattern is a free download from the Red Heart website.

Red Heart sweater in James C Brett Chunky with Merino

A lady called Alex was shopping with her baby son. He was all snug in his pram with a cosy blanket crocheted in a vibrant, rainbow shade of Stylecraft Merry Go Round Dk. I got chatting to Alex about the blanket and she said it took just 2 balls with a 4.5mm hook.

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Adding a decorative dging is a good idea on a ripple blanket to help neaten up the wavy ends.

ripple blanket in stylecraft merry go round

Jacky has been trying out King Cole Opium Palette crocheted. It is looking lovely so far. The texture of the yarn, along with the varying colour creates a really interesting combination. Jacky is going to make a triangular scarf, gradually increasing the stitches as she goes.

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A second project Jacky has just completed this week is a baby blanket in Stylecraft Malabar. The blanket is a free download on Ravelry called Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket by Beatrice Ryan Designs.

jacky's rainbow dash blanket

The colours look great worked together.

rainbow dash blanket in stylecraft malabar

Joan has nearly finished a waistcoat in Wendy Supreme Cotton Dk. The pattern for this summery design can be found in Sirdar book 458 – Cotton Crochet. It is hard to believe only 18 months ago Joan couldn’t crochet at all!

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crochet waistcoat 458

This photo was one sent in by an online customer called Julie. A pretty lace detail top crocheted in DMC Natura cotton.

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