Posts categorized "bakers twine"

aussie dish cloth swap

I recently signed up to Mel's [onecraftymumma] Aussie dish cloth swap. This is Mel's second swap that she has organised. Every one who joined (and there's 50 of us) has made four cotton dish cloths which could be either crocheted or knitted. As my relationship with knitting is not a good one, I have crocheted all four of my dish cloths.

I crocheted four different designs. Two dish cloths I made up as I went along, and two I used patterns found on the internet. I used one of my favourite yarns, Morris and Sons Avalon 8 ply cotton yarn.

Fiona Carter's aussie dish cloth swap

Here's the four dish cloths I made...

Dish cloth #1: I made this one up. It uses triple crochet stitches in a square shape, with a scallop edging. There are similar ones around on the internet, but I just started crocheting and kept going...

 Fiona Carter's crocheted dish cloth

Dish cloth #2: This is another Fiona creation. Mostly treble crochet stitches in a circle.

Fiona Carter's circle dish cloth

Dish cloth #3: I used the Flower Power dish cloth pattern on Ravelry. Very cute design will be making more of these.

FEC flower power dish cloth

Dish cloth #4: I used the ZigZag dish cloth pattern by Mellie Blossom. I really, really like this design. I'd love to make a rug using this zig zag design. I also added a simple edge to this dishcloth which wasn't on the original pattern.

FEC zig zag dish cloth

Once the dish cloths were finished, I made four tags to attach to each dish cloth. The tags have fabric fronts, with wool felt flowers. The back of each tag was cardboard with information about each dish cloth like, the yarn I used, the pattern and my name. The tags were finished with a little baker's twine from Ribbons Galore.

FEC dish cloth tags

The dish cloths have arrived safely at Mel's house. Make sure you visit Mel's blog, she's been writing about all the dish cloths she's received for the swap there.

I'll be back to show off the four dish cloths I receive in the swap soon.

Thanks for visiting...

Cheers

Fiona x

 


bakers twine at ribbons galore

I've been re-photographing all the bakers twine which I have for sale at Ribbons Galore, thought I'd share all the new images here including the new colours which have just come in... such pretty colours for spring and summer!

Ribbons Galore bakers twine | new colours

Here's the individual spools, with some comparisons between the new colours and some older bakers twine colours.

Ribbons Galore raspberry & white bakers twine  Ribbons Galore pink & white bakers twine 

New raspberry & white bakers twine (above left) and pink & white bakers twine on the right, with the two shown side by side below...

Ribbons Galore bakers twine colour comparison

Ribbons Galore peach & white bakers twine  Ribbons Galore orange & white bakers twine 

New peach & white bakers twine (above left) and orange & white bakers twine on the right. Peach and orange bakers twine comparision below...

Ribbons Galore bakers twine colour comparison

Ribbons Galore teal & white bakers twine  Ribbons Galore aqua & white bakers twine

New teal & white bakers twine (above left) and aqua & white bakers twine (above right). The two colours below...

Ribbons Galore bakers twine colour comparison

Here's all the existing colours:

Ribbons Galore pink, red & white bakers twine  Ribbons Galore red & white twine

Red, pink & white bakers twine on the left, and red and white bakers twine (right).

Ribbons Galore Christmas bakers twine  Ribbons Galore green & white bakers twine

Christmas bakers twine (red, green and white) on the left, and green & white bakers twine (right).

Ribbons Galore blueberry & white bakers twine  Ribbons Galore red, white & blue bakers twine

Blueberry & white bakers twine (left) and red, white & blue bakers twine on the right.

Ribbons Galore purple & white bakers twine  Ribbons Galore brown sugar & white bakers twine

Purple & white bakers twine (left), brown sugar & white bakers twine (right).

Ribbons Galore oyster grey & white bakers twine  Ribbons Galore black & white bakers twine

Oyster grey & white bakers twine (left), black & white bakers twine (right).

RibbonsGalore Halloween bakers twine  Ribbons Galore yellow & white bakers twine

Haloween (orange, black & white) bakers twine on the left, yellow & white bakers twine (right).

So that's it, the full set of colours currently available at Ribbons Galore.

If you'd like to see some creative uses for bakers twine, I have a Bakers Twine pinboard over at Pinterest if you're interested in seeing some ideas. I keep trying to add to it whenever I find a good idea for using it.

I just love using it to tie up my ribbon bundles these days...

Ribbons Galore christmas ribbon bundle Ribbons Galore bundle

Thanks for dropping by...

Cheers

Fiona x