Reasons to Love Being Crafty in Derbyshire

My post-Easter trip to Belper, Derbyshire went swimmingly on the crafting front. I was there in the first place to attend the wedding of a Dear Friend who inspired me to go beyond what I was then doing, which was buying and selling vintage fabric and textiles, and to actually start crocheting myself. I'd always been … Continue reading Reasons to Love Being Crafty in Derbyshire

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3 Reasons to Love Charity Shops

I cannot believe the goodies I've found today thanks to the charity shops of Belper. And best of all I've supported some great causes. Just wonderful!Reason 1: Cheap Yarn. Sirdar Denim £1. Reasonable quality - there's a bit o' actual sheep in it 😄 Reason 2: Vintage Patterns: ranging from comedy to classic these cost between … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Love Charity Shops

3 Reasons to Love Hooking Wavy Scarves

1. There's no need for a pattern - you can just add in extra stitches here and there to get a random curling effect 2. A tight foundation chain works wonders - I usually mess up other projects within two rows because I've made the foundation chain to tight. However, with a wavy, curling scarf … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Love Hooking Wavy Scarves