Facebook Giveaway Draw for 2 embroidered felted brooches.

Last week I decided to celebrate reaching 700 likes on my Facebook page with a giveaway fro 2 people to win an embroidered and felted brooch.

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So here we go the time has come to put all the names in a hat and let Arthur pick out 2 winners.

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and the first name is….

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The first winner is ……Kathryn Hawieson.

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The second winner is….Connie Kleckner via Gill Pinkney Felt

Congratulations to you both xx

My facebook page has now gone to 816…so I think there may be another giveaway when I hit the 1000!!!

Thanks to everyone that entered, you have all been brilliant xx

 

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Handmade Beads

Today I spent the morning crocheting beads

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Ready to be felted

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Then needle felted and embroidered

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To be turned into necklaces

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Which can then be sold on my website and go into galleries

and shops. Its quite a long process but the smiles on peoples

faces when they wear them is worth every minute .

What did you make today?

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.