Hanging out to dry

The last few weeks have been a bit of a blur............ there's a chill in the air and people have started to think about knitwear again - I love this time of year!  I am preparing orders, knitting commissions and trying to think about my stand at the forthcoming Farnham Maltings fair at the end of November.  I've not done a fair before so this is new territory for me and I want to make sure I have products that will appeal to everyone at different price points.  For a long time now I have been thinking of ways I can use up my scraps of knitting - these tend to be pieces that have gone wrong, not felted evenly or fallen off the machine too early; all rather annoying scenarios.  The beauty of these little pieces of lightly felted lambswool is that I have them in abundance, they are delicious in colour and they are all completely original ...............so why not use them?!  Well I have.......read on! 

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This project was rather fiddly in nature but once I got going I remembered how much fun there is to be had in cutting and sticking.  

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It also meant I could use copious amounts of double sided sellotape a luxury denied in childhood due to the cost!  

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It's still all about knitwear.......... 

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and knitted bunting.  

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Cards! Washing lines with freshly laundered knitted outfits. These ones have just been stitched and await tying off. 

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I got quite carried away in the end and I still have a huge amount of scraps left so no doubt I will make more.  

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Here are the finished cards in their cellophane wrappers - it's amazing how a cellophane wrapper can transform a card!  

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Fronts and backs!  

So all these cards will be coming with me to the Farnham Maltings Fair on the 30th November and 1st December. Please do come and visit and say hello! 

 

P.s - did you notice I managed to do the whole of that blog post without mentioning the 'C' word?!