Something A Bit Different

Yesterday the postman brought me two goodies – my monthly subscriptions of Simply Crochet and Mollie Makes. There’s nothing this crafty girl loves more than poring over projects and planning which to do!

This month’s Mollie Makes comes with a weaving kit. I’ve not done any weaving since art class at school, though weaving is something I’ve been looking at on and off over the past year. Manchester was home to many weaving factories and being a regular attendant to MOSI, it’s impossible to be unaware of this heritage. Of course, I’ve neither the room nor the money for a loom as massive as the ones on display at the museum, but still; the idea has never been far from my mind. So the inclusion of the kit was something of a delight.

And oh what fun I had! Me being me, I immediately dismissed the pattern given and went with my own idea. Simply Crochet is all about tribal patterns this month and I think I might have been subconsciously inspired by that. Or because I’ve been looking at African prints to get ideas for my next crochet project. Whatever the reason, I’m very pleased with the results. I’ve already found a tub to sort longer yarn ends for my next weaving project, so this won’t be the last post about it!

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