We always get a little nervous before a crochet Sanctuary day or weekend, we get so excited and then when the day comes it’s like…..’what if it’s not as good as we thought?’ But it really was!
Our guests received a scheepjes project bag, which included a 10% off at Blacksheep wools, a scheepjes diamanté yarn slice necklace, face masks, bath bombs, pens, stitch markers etc here’s the fabulous Paul helping us to pack them!
We started off our evening on the Friday by giving everyone a kit for the scheepjes first shawl. These don’t actually come in kits so we just put one together in an organza bag with the after party pattern. So I did finish mine weeks ago but I couldn’t show you! I can now do here it is
Yep that’s me! And below is lynda!
We had one super fast lady Tracy who actually finished hers by Sunday morning!
How pleased does she look?!
On the Saturday morning we started off with a design from myself and Lynda, it was the lotus flower cushion using tapestry crochet, the yarn used was knitcraft in the zone which I love!!!! It’s very synthetic, I bet there’s not one natural fibre in there at all, but it’s so soft, and so nice to crochet with, but great for bags and cushions as it crochets up really sturdy but soft at the same time. If you’ve never tried it I would definitely encourage you to give it a go it’s a real pleasure to use.
Now the paid pattern is available on our Etsy shop which again I cannot link for some reason!! There will be a free pattern available on the Hobbycraft blog soon though if you don’t want a pdf version.
After lunch we had a workshop hosted by Zeens & Roger I’ve been watching her podcasts for quite a while, so to actually have her there in person was fab! She provided us all with the 3 strikes bag, which is a c2c project, we had never had a c2c workshop and we had quite a few c2c virgins there so it was fab! Now I have crocheted in c2c but I’ve never known how I should change colour, it turns out there is no special way, it’s a pain in the arse with the ends but…..so worth it!!! I finished my bag!
I love it!!! I improvised a little and just did one button, but it was really relaxing, and thoroughly enjoyed.
On the Saturday night, to tie in with our theme ‘crochet girls night in’ we had movie night!!!!
I actually think we’ll make this a regular thing, we already had a white pull down screen in the room, so it was just a matter of projecting it onto the wall, there was something so nice about us all being in our pj’s crocheting, munching popcorn and singing along to dirty dancing!! I loved it!!
Then our last day….was finishing projects here’s a few more pictures
It was just fab! Now we have a bit of wait to the end of August for our crochet day, then mid September for our next weekend….time flies way too quickly!