Thursday, 12 January 2017

Knot Garden - Story of a crochet blanket

Firstly let me say HAPPY NEW YEAR, I know its been a bit late, but I've been up to my neck in all the admin that I put off till "later". Later finally caught up with me and I decided the new year was a good time to clear the decks.

Onto Knot Garden, which is featured in my book Rainbow Crocheted Blankets, its sold out almost everywhere, but I still have a few copies left in my Etsy shop HERE
The book is being reprinted and will hopefully be back in stock in all the normal places shortly.

Knot Garden was inspired by a quilt I made about 25 years ago, as I loved the geometric patterns of Tudor knot gardens and I wanted to try out some mitred squares it was the perfect place to start.
I had no end of problems with getting the right colours and frogged and frogged and frogged again.
The edging on the flower beds is a little bit too dark, but I had to stop frogging or I would still be dithering nearly 2 years later :-)
So here are the photo's

WIP photo's


Billy doing his comfort quality control test :-)

Finished Photo's



Thank you to Search Press for allowing me to use this photo from the book.

4 comments:

  1. I just love your blankets . . . They are vibrant, delight to the eyes, full of energy and yet tranquil at the same time, the colors and patterns- magical . . . Such works of art!!!!!

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  2. This is an stunningly beautiful blanket! I like the idea of a Tudor garden. Lovely colour-scheme too!
    Marjan

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