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Felted and Embroidered Beads Off To There New Home

Felted and Embroidered Beads Off To There New Home

I have just put 10 of these in the post, quite hard parting with them 😉

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Time for a happy cup of tea :)

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Wouldn’t you smile if you covered your teapot with this Tea cosy? I would. I have made it for my kitchen and I think it ummm goes quite well with all the colours. This is the happiest place in our house and where I spend most of my time on the computor as well as  cooking ,making, chatting and drinking lots of tea 🙂

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I have made this crocheted flower garland to go in a  shop window along with lots of crocheted flowers to give a lovely Spring/Easter feel, but I actually like them over the fire place…I may have to make a few more! (don’t look to closely at the paint job it was going to be temporary, I am not very good at painting walls )

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The runner under the teapot was designed by Arthur and we painted and printed it together at a local art class last Saturday, I am going to add some crochet around the edge to finish it off.

Happy tea drinking 🙂 x

How to knit a Ring

I thought I better add the instructions to go with my previous blog.

Cast on 6 stitches using 4 ply and size 2.75 or size 3 needles

I am a loose knitter so used 2.75) You want quite a tight knit.

Knit until work measures 7 cm.  Cast off .

you can maker it bigger or smaller depending on the size of your finger, and it will stretch slightly.

Add some embroidery stitches. I used Embroidery floss but you could use left over bits of wool in different colours.

Running stitch and french knots are very easy to do.

To make a french knot you put the needle up  through the fabric and wrap the cotton around the needle twice, pull the needle up through the wraps and push them down to be neat against the knitting, then put the needle back in just under the stitch pull the cotton through gently. Repeat along the ring as often as you like. I made 4.

Sew on some beads or buttons for a bit of sparkle.

Put the edges together inside out and stitch up. 

Sew the ends in and turn the right way round, wear with pride 🙂

Why not make all your friends one .

You could use different stitches and unusual yarns. Self striping sock wool would be good for this tiny project and you could make hundreds with 1 ball of wool.

The pictures to go with these instructions are on my previous post.