Loom knitting

I have not done this type of knitting before but it does seem to look very similar to the cotton reel technique I learned as a child.

Here are some examples I have found today to learn a new technique or even enhance the once lost in time cotton reel adventure, I can still remember doing it and watching the cord appearing at the base of the cotton reel.  How many of you remember doing that at school?

    
    
   

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Patterns to enjoy.

I have been browsing this evening and found these delightful patterns. I wanted to share them with you.

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King Cole 9056 Knitting Pattern Westies Dog in Tinsel Chunky … by King Cole


King Cole Tinsel Chunky & Dollymix DK Knitting Pattern Easy Knit Chickens Hens & Chicks (9064)

—–King Cole Penguin Family Toys Knitting Pattern 9025 Chunky

Learn to Crochet

This book was given to me as a gift in 1972 which got me on the way to learn how to crochet.  Being left handed it was a bit of a challenge.  However, I am glad I have mastered the art of working with the crochet hook.  I learned the basics from this and adapted it myself for my left handed work.  It is very interesting that there is so much out there for right handed people, yet we left handers have to adapt not just our needlework but also using things like tin openers etc.  I met many left handers like me would love to have the choice of using a left handed gadget for a change.  However saying that I have the benefit of being able to use my right hand equally with my left and use the mouse and mat on the right hand side of my computer.  I iron right handed too.

Have fun with the books I have selected for you to learn how to crochet.

Below are several other books which may help to inspire you to also learn how to crochet.

I really love to see the works I have done in my home and caravan.

I met a lady recently who was impressed with what I was doing and wanted to learn more on how to learn how to do crochet herself.

Hence the reason I have got this group of books together to help others who may also looking to learn too.





I make hand knitted garments for teds

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This is one of my new models sporting his new hat and scarf and sweater, sitting in my caravan in Pevensey Bay just out side Eastbourne.  I have several bears of differing sizes which I shall be developing wardrobes for each different size bear.

I do this as great pleasure and also because I know my sister will appreciate them.

If you have a teddy you would like a new wardrobe for please do not hesitate to contact me.