Monthly Archives: September 2014

Crochet Colour Palette: Dear Delilah

When it comes to starting a new crochet project one of the most fun and sometimes challenging aspect of the project is deciding on the colours to use. That’s where we can help. Every week we will be posting a crochet colour palette of the week matched back to a range of wool stocked here at the Homemakery. Over time we will build up a library of crochet colour palettes so if you are ever looking for inspiration pop back and click on the tag Crochet Colour Palette.

Dear Delilah this was definitely one of those Crochet Colour Palettes that came easily together. I love the pop of Teal, Pink and Purple paired against the backdrop of a cosy autumnal brown which makes for a rather pretty take on an autumnal bright crochet colour palette

Crochet Colour Palette: Dear DelilahThis weeks Dear Delilah inspired Crochet Colour Palette uses pretty shades of pink, purple and turquoise from Rico Baby Classic DK, a fantastic acrylic DK.

Brown Clay (37), Teal Petrol (10), Pink  Candy Pink (19), Purple Purple (16), Turquoise Turquoise (25)

You can find the whole Dear Delilah yarn pack with 10% off all this week here

Handmade Fair Hot List!

This weekend marked the very first Handmade Fair in the beautiful setting of the Hampton Court Palace gardens. Here at the Homemakery as we approached our first year anniversary I felt it was time to step out from behind the internet and do our very first show. I’m so pleased I picked the Handmade Fair it was such a special show combining hands on making with fabulous food and great shopping! We had such a wonderful time and it was so lovely to meet so many of our customers in real life, not to mention the hard working Kirstie Allsopp!

If you didn’t make it to our stand at the Handmade Fair don’t dispair I thought I’d share a little peek at what was hot on the Homemakery stand:

Handmade Fair Hot List

Lampshade Kits – People were really taking the Handmade theme to heart and making a one of a kind lampshade was one of the ways our customers were choosing to do that, its the perfect way to show off your favourite fabric!

Olfa Aqua Rotary Cutter – The Handmade Fair introduced patchwork and quilting to a brand new audience and eager newbie quilters were snapping up our Olfa Aqua quilting kits and rotary cutters, the gorgeous aqua colour is a welcome change from traditional green and yellow quilting kits.

Squishy yarn – I think 90% of visitors to our stand had a squish of our gorgeous Creative Bonbon and Super Super Chunky Rico yarn its so so soft and lots of people had plans to use it for making hats and scarfs. Now the fair is over I’m planning to hook up a snood with it very soon!

Dashwood Advent Calendar Panel – At the opposite end of the stand was our Christmas Wish Advent Calendar panel. I loved making this advent calendar panel and loved chatting about it with visitors to our stand, it was one of my favourite projects this summer and lots of visitors decided to give it a try! You can find our tutorial on how we put it together here

Cross Stitch Kits – Now the nights are drawing in people are starting to look for crafts to do in front of the TV and a few customers mentioned that cross stitch was one of their favourite autumn crafts. My personal favourite is this Christmas deer kit but the florals and bag kits were popular too!

Lovely Bakers Twine – Our Lovely Bakers Twine got a lot of attention at the fair, it comes in a rainbow of colours and at £3.50 for 50 metres its a bit of a bargain too! I have a feeling it will be featuring on lots of christmas presents this year.

If you didn’t make it to the Handmade Fair this year keep an eye on their  website, the word on the Handmade grapevine is that it will be back in 2015, and we hope to be there too!

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Ps.  If you fancy making our Country Christmas Wreath we have a few kits left over you can find the kit here and our how to here

Crochet Colour Palette: Oh So Orla

When it comes to starting a new crochet project one of the most fun and sometimes challenging aspect of the project is deciding on the colours to use. That’s where we can help. Every week we will be posting a crochet colour palette of the week matched back to a range of wool stocked here at the Homemakery. Over time we will build up a library of crochet colour palettes so if you are ever looking for inspiration pop back and click on the tag Crochet Colour Palette.

I have long been a fan of Orla Kielys iconic graphical prints and distinctive colour palettes. Orange, yellow and brown often feature throughout her collections giving them an autumnal feel. For this weeks crochet colour palette we have paid homage to the traditional Orla Kiely colour palette and added in Teal and Red to make a rather lovely autumnal Orla Kiely inspired Crochet Colour Palette.

Crochet Colour Palette: Oh So Orla

This weeks Oh So Orla inspired Crochet Colour Palette uses Orla Kiely inspired shades from Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran, a soft and cosy merino aran.

Red Brick Red (07), Yellow Lemon (63), Orange Pumpkin (77), Teal Petrol (25), Brown Brown (59)

You can find the whole Oh So Orla yarn pack with 10% off all this week here

New In: Dashwood Studio Fly Away

Yesterday we welcomed the latest fabric collection from Dashwood Studios, Fly Away!

Dashwood Studio Fly Away Fabrics

Fly Away is the second collection by Phyllida Coroneo for Dashwood Studios. The collection features a modern take on folksy floral prints in a very cool, Lime, Cornflower, Aqua and Grey colour palette.

Dashwood Studio Fly Away Fabric Collection

You can find all the fabrics individually here, or the full Fly Away fabric bundle here.

Phyllidas first collection Enchanted Forest is now officially Limited Edition so stock up whilst its still available.

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