BECOME AN ENDEAVOURER!

Edited to add: We are delighted to have had such an enthusiastic response but we’re sorry to have to say this group is now full.

NEW ART QUILT GROUP – A CALL FOR MEMBERS!

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Would you be interested in joining a new Art Quilt group?

Sadly, the Four in Art quilt group will close after the next reveal (November 1st 2017) as members move on to new things, but Catherine, who blogs at Knotted Cotton and I are starting anew.

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Our group will be called ‘The Endeavourers’ (from ‘Endeavour’: try, attempt, venture, undertake, aspire, aim, seek) as this embodies the spirit with which we hope to approach our quilts.

We are looking for members who would really like the opportunity to take part in a quarterly challenge to make a quilt of any size according to a general theme chosen at the beginning of the quarter (we’ll either select it randomly from suggestions, or take turns to suggest it) .

You can work in any style suggested to you by the theme, but once in a while, we thought it would also be fun to throw a particular technique into the mix as an incentive to be adventurous.

We would like members to post about their progress and thoughts on their blogs (and any other social media), and on the shared group blog we will create, keeping the finished quilts for a shared ‘reveal’ on 1st February, 1st May, 1st August and 1st November where we can also talk about our own inspiration for our quilts.

We will publish the first theme on November 1st 2017 and our first reveal date will be on February 1st 2018.

We would ask for a commitment to one year to start with so we can get off to a good start.

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Our mission statement is:

  • to share enthusiasm
  • to share inspiration and ideas, and document our progress and process
  • to challenge ourselves to move outside our comfort zones (for example by working with new colours, fabrics, materials or techniques).
  • to develop our own styles and practices
  • to encourage each other in all of the above
  • to boldly go where no quilter has gone before (not really)

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Don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself to be an accomplished quilter or an artist. If you share the aims in our Mission Statement and would like to join, please do contact us by commenting below! We hope to have a group set up by 15 October in order to sort out all the final details by the end of the month. You can see the quilts Catherine and I have made for Four in Art by clicking here and here.

We’d love to hear from you!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

(The Scissor Image is from The Graphics Fairy)

A Finish of Flowers

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In my post Flowers, Flowers and more Flowers, I was pondering what to do with the blocks I had made crocheting along with my friend Sharm from Country Fragrance. I liked the suggestion of a cushion cover but I’ve also been thinking it might be nice to make a crochet sampler throw so I decided to leave off the outer borders, sew them together and just do a simple edging.

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For now, it is being a doll blanket but I can easily turn it into a cushion or use it as a block in a bigger piece another time.

Thank you very much, Sharm, for the lovely pattern for these blocks and Happy Sunday to everyone :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

Wool on Sundays – 145 (Home again)

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Welcome to the September edition on Wool on Sundays! Last week we went on a short holiday in the North West of England, which should have given me some time to continue with a green cardigan I started a while ago.

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But having done the fronts and back in one piece up to the arm level, I ended up deciding that knitting the sleeves from a the lace pattern chart and incorporating increases etc in the car or in odd moments in a room with poor light (why can’t hotels have brighter lights?) would probably end up with me making mistakes or, at best, not getting much done. Then I hummed and hawed about taking the crochet flowers or starting something new and eventually just took a book instead!

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I didn’t take many photos as we were in the same area as last year and the weather wasn’t so good as last time. But it was a nice break and we found a lovely place called the Westminster Tea Rooms that we had seen but not visited before.

Now I’m home I’d better press on with the green cardigan and hopefully I’ll have it finished in time for next month’s Wool on Sundays. At the moment it looks like it has been screwed up and dragged through a hedge…

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But I thinks that’s just what happens when something is crushed onto circular needles for too long. I’m using the same pattern as the blue pi shawl (where I only used the border) so I’m hoping that once its finished and has space to spread out it will be ok…

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Whether I like it or not will be another question. One day in the Summer, I thought a khaki lace cardigan would be nice for Autumn but now I’m wondering what possessed me!

If you have any wool/yarn posts to share, I’d love you to link up. The rules, as usual, are: 1). Posts must include some content – makes or musings or photos – related to knitting, crochet, felting, spinning or yarn. 2). Projects sewn from felt or wool fabric or stitchery using wool are also welcome but please don’t link posts that are exclusively about sewing, quilting and fabrics. 3). Posts don’t have to be from the past week but please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS or grab the button from my sidebar and include it in or at the bottom of any posts you link up. 4). MOST IMPORTANT visit anyone else who links. The next Wool on Sundays will be on Sunday 1st October.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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