A certain special person has an 11th birthday this week and I made her this dreamcatcher
Using one and a half balls of Scheepjes Sweet Treat, Chrystaline and a 2mm hook.
I’m waiting to see if Miss E wants it hanging up on the wall or twirling free like a mobile before I add any dingle-dangles, and something to hang it up with.
It is a free pattern by Zoya Matyushenko from Estonia, if you join her Facebook Group.
It is not as complicated as it looks, and Zoya’s instructions are very clear and easy to follow, but I did find Round 25 a bit of a struggle which was also the round when the first ball of yarn ran out. Thank goodness for Facebook Groups where everyone is so helpful with handy hints and advice on how to get through the tricky bits.
There is only one photo for this pattern (her paid for patterns have a photo for each round), but I had the photo enlarged next to the pattern on screen and that worked well. ( I have obscurred some of the instructions)
Zoya’s patterns are a delight, each round creates beauty
Stopping here would make a sweet little coaster or mat.
(or in yellow a little Sun to applique onto a fabric collage)
I must discover how to join foundation rings in a neater way – any tips?
It was blocked to pull out all the picot points – I love my new blocking pins –
before attaching it to the 45cm wire ring with stitch markers
I try to use small independent suppliers when I can and found Glitterwitch, based in Kent, UK. A very efficient service and nice friendly communication with Jan the owner.
After attaching the mandala to the ring with the stitch markers I sewed each point on individually with the same thread, going over the ring 5 times, and sewing through the picot, working from the back.
Here it sits on a nail in my hall.
Of course it is also Teddy’s birthday and since she is part of the family, she got a couple of new dresses, with a bag to keep them in.
The little Tote Bag comes from my Society 6 Shop
It is one of my paintings photographed and printed on fabric.
Can you guess what Miss E’s favourite colour is. 😉
I’m in the process of writing a pattern for the dress, but in the current heatwave, my brain is not co-operating very well.
There seems to be a heatwave in most of the Northern Hemisphere this Summer – how are you all doing? I’m loving the early mornings and glorious evenings.
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