A Woolly Wonderland @ Unravel

unravel review the stitch sharerThis time last weekend I was immersed in the Woolly Wonderland of Unravel.

It’s the first time I’ve been to this inspiring annual knitting festival at Farnham Maltings  – what struck me most was the personal and friendly approach that surrounded the whole event.

Around the venue were hundreds of luggage tags where you could leave your own knitting message of “I knit because….” to share with fellow knitters and yarn enthusiasts.

Even this knitted cactus couldn’t escape!

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Celebrate St David’s Day by Making a Paper Double-Daffodil

Happy St David’s Day!Paper double daffodil the stitch sharer

How about celebrating St David’s Day (1st March) by making yourself a tissue paper double-daffodil? Incase you’re wondering a double-daffodil has extra petals so it looks rather like a carnation.

The instructions in my last post for paper peony flowers are easy to adapt – remember to check them out first to understand the basic concept of how to make a tissue paper flower.

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How to Make a Tissue Paper Flower Peony Style

How to make peony tissue paper flowers Fancy a crafty throw-back session? Get out that tissue paper and make some paper flowers.

All you need is some tissue paper, florist wire, scissors and if you want to be accurate a pen and ruler!

I’m just loving the way these flowers turn out – they remind me of a garden Peony.

Step 1 – Grab yourself some tissue paper sheets – I’m using 8 sheets of A4 straight out of the packet.

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How to make a Yoga Mat Bag (that’s a drawstring bag with circular bottom!)

Yoga Bag The Stitch SharerThis is a step by step guide for  making a Yoga Mat Bag or a lovely round bottom drawstring bag. It’s also pretty handy for other things too like storing wrapping paper!

Ok, are you ready?

The bag itself is made out of 2 pieces of fabric – a circle for the bottom and a rectangle which forms the sides of your bag.

Step 1: Calculate the size of your fabric pieces.

Roll up your Yoga Mat and measure its rolled up length (60cm) and diameter (14cm).

Warrior Yoga Mat

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