My Kid Silk Mohair Simple Easy Knit SHRUG : Free pattern!

My Kid Silk Mohair Simple Easy Knit SHRUG : Free pattern!

I am a MASSIVE fan of our kid silk mohair yarn, and wanted to write a pattern for a simple shrug project that anyone could make - even if you have very little experience! This is the perfect project for anyone that is tired of knitting scarves and wants something slightly more challenging but still easy! Essentially you are knitting a giant rectangle and then sewing up the sides to form a shrug - which is basically a cross between a shawl and a cardigan. This kid silk mohair yarn is light and diaphanous, and yet also super warm, - it is literally like putting on a warm hug! :-) The fluffy fibres add an instant layer of warmth, and yet this yarn is super soft against the skin too. #WINWIN!
October 04, 2021 — Gillian Harris
Easy Striped Cotton Crochet Tote Project

Easy Striped Cotton Crochet Tote Project

Say hello to our fab new striped crochet Tote Bag project! This striped cotton tote has a relaxed shape and vibe plus is a VERY generous size that makes it versatile and practical :-) a great project to crochet for yourself or as a gift for someone else! Carry it through the seasons for shopping trips or days out - our wonderful webbed canvas bag handles come in lots of colours and make comfortable shoulder straps once they're sewn on.
The Ultimate Craft Day Out : 12 Places to Eat & Drink on a Trip to Gilliangladrag

The Ultimate Craft Day Out : 12 Places to Eat & Drink on a Trip to Gilliangladrag

Fancy a 'crafty' day trip to visit us? A lot of our fabulous fluffy customers come to us from far and wide - and we are often asked where we recommend to grab a bite before or after a trip to The Gilliangladrag Fluff-a-torium. So whether it's the best 'crafted' coffee & cake, or a proper pub lunch, pizza, or something altogether far more elegant and upscale, I've put together a few of our favourite places to eat and drink that aren't too far away! X
New Fun Jewellery Kit + Free Tutorial xx

New Fun Jewellery Kit + Free Tutorial xx

This kit is a perfect starter kit for adults and older children and contains LOADS of beads, charms, letter beads, disc beads, heart beads and a whole pack of beading elastic and a whole pack of collapsible needles! Plus you can take a look at my fabulously FREE YouTube tutorial about how to make my Speedy Beady jewellery kit - I even show you how to make the extremely cool beaded daisies! x
"Warm Hug" Super Chunky Easy Knit Blanket : Free Pattern

"Warm Hug" Super Chunky Easy Knit Blanket : Free Pattern

This blanket is most definitely a "warm hug" and is big enough to either sit around my shoulders of just over my entire upper body with just my head peaking out for essential viewing ;-) It's extremely soft and warm and feels really luxurious as it's knitted in the Malabrigo Rasta Super Chunky which is spun from superfine Merino and is über soft and squidgy. PERFECT! :-) xx
Free Hat Knitting Pattern : Fashion Light Luxury Hand Dyed

Free Hat Knitting Pattern : "Fashion Light Luxury Hand Dyed" How to Knit My Latest Hat! :-)

So quick to make! Here's my free hat knitting pattern for this lovely yarn. Perfect for these colder Autumnal days and as we move into Winter, top this soft warm hat off with one of our faux fur pompoms (they come in loads of colours) and all is well! :-)
How to make a Face Mask : Minimal sew : Easy peasy!

How to make a Face Mask : Minimal sew : Easy peasy!

Finally it's obligatory to wear a face mask in enclosed spaces here in the UK - so why not make a few? Remember wearing a mask is like wearing underwear - they need to be washed after each wear :-) This is a super easy, minimal sew 'how to' make a face mask which is 2 layers thick with an opening for a filter; option for nose wire, and the option to make it water resistant too!
Quick Guide to Needle Felting 3D Shapes

Quick Guide to Needle Felting 3D Shapes

One of THE most important things about needle felting 3D shapes is the way you 'wrap up' the merino wool tops you're working with. It's IMPERATIVE to get as much of the 'air' out of it as possible when you are creating a little shape. I don't use a different core wool, or anything inside, - I simply needle felt the merino wool tops into the shape I need...

Here's my quick and simple guide to needle felting 3D shapes, which accompanies my recent free live tutorial on YouTube.

How To Make My Easy (FAST) Extreme Crochet Cushion Using ' Wooltops ' Yarn

How To Make My Easy (FAST) Extreme Crochet Cushion Using ' Wooltops ' Yarn

Giant Knitting or Giant Crochet (also referred to as Extreme Knitting and Extreme Crochet) is now - understandably - very popular. Making woolly snuggly oversized blankets and home accessories to cozy up to, is definitely a worthwhile cause and let's face it, look inviting, textural and not to mention rather chic too :-)

I've designed this cushion project which only takes 500g of Wool Tops, and is SUPER FAST to make! (No really - I'm talking about half an hour to crochet the front - if that!) Read on...

Upcycling, Mending & Decorating with Wool Tops

Upcycling, Mending & Decorating with Wool Tops

Upcycle your knitwear, magically repair holes, hide marks or decorate and add new designs to any woolly garment : jumpers, cardigans, hats, scarves, gloves, coats - anything that is knitted wool or a wool mix can be patched with our little Patch-O-Wool kits - available in over 15 different colour ways.