In addition to some great patterns, the new issue of Inside Crochet also features my article on felting crochet. You’ll find lots of helpful hints and tips for beginners. I also designed three special projects to accompany the feature. My favourite is this pretty clip purse. The yarn was supplied by Lily Warne, a Dorset based, family company who source their wool from their own flock. I just love the colour palette. As many readers know, I am passionate about British wool and love to support British farmers and shepherds. Lily Warne also sell a range of ready made items including festival blankets and hats. My favourite product in their range (apart from the wool – obviously) is this amazing pom pom – I have mine clipped to my keyring and it has been much admired. Come the winter, I might be tempted to sew it on to a big woolly hat!
I’ll admit I do have a bit of a soft spot for a freshly sheared sheep!
Styling: Claire Montgomerie
Photography: Mavric Photography
Copyright: Tailor Made Publishing
Lily Warne Pom Pom and Dartmoor shepherd photos courtesy of Lily Warne
Thanks also to Julie at Bag Clasps, who supplied the perfect size clip frame for this project.