Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Prizewinning Entry

Knitting at Thornton Society (KATS) won FIRST PRIZE in the South Square viaduct competition. Judging was by the people of Thornton. Our prize was a £25 voucher for Salts Mill. The knitted viaduct is going on display in the Blue Boar Public House, where we meet.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Quilted Belt

This is my quilted belt - the accessory item for my City and Guilds second year work. I used a purchased buckle and photographed vegetable seed packets and used vegetable patterned fabric. It is basically stitch and flip quilting with the photos printed on fabric. Never made a belt before but it went together reasonably well. Halifax Market sold me the buckle and belt petersham, so there are still people out there making their own belts.

Tea with Clarice

This is a close up of the quilting before I tied off and sewed in the tails!

Well - I can't seem to find out how to turn this round - new computer programme!! Anyway- this is Tea with Clarice made for my City and Guilds Second year. It's the wallhanging and (obviously) based on Clarice Cliffe pottery = I used motifs drawn from a selection of her pottery and drew a shape of one of her teacups and put the motifs on. Some pieces are pieced and some appliqued and all is machine quilted. It is approximately 1 metre by 1 metre.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

City and Guilds 2nd year work

I have finally started my projects for the second year of City and Guilds Patchwork and quilting. Here is the top of the box which I am making - I have started on the sides and will put them on my blog soon. The design is from a photo taken at the end of my road and it has been stylised as Clarice Cliff. My son had painted me a picture when he was 12 showing the viaduct and the sun in those colours and style and I added to them to make to design for the box lid. It is stuck together using bondaweb and machine couched cotton knitting yarn along the joins. I have taken elements of the design to use for the sides of the lid. The base is going to be plain, but I haven't decided what colour yet.

Monday, 23 March 2009


This little pig ...... didn't go to market but went to Sebastian (my friend's new grandson) it was knitted by my 83 year old mother!! She has been knitting pigs for many years since the pattern was first published in Woman's Weekly almost 50 years ago. Will have to check the pattern to see if there is a date on it.
I knitted this cardigan for a new baby, who was born far too big to fit it - so I will have to knit another
Darling son Tom took this photo of the Chunky Cardigan that I knitted last month - it is probably the nicest thing I have every knitted for myself - it certainly fits well.
This waist coat is from my own pattern - it was a lot of fun to knit.