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CROCHET TABLE RUNNER - FREE PATTERN!   We were inundated with questions regarding our massive kitchen table runner we have written out the DIY crochet pattern for it! It is so simple to make using sari silk ribbon. It doesn't have to be in this colour (multicoloured sari silk ribbon) we have many colour combinations available in the shop!  INSTRUCTIONS: Table runner 180 x 40 cm. You will need 850g of sari silk ribbon. This is very long, if you want a simple shorter runner just reduce rows and amount of ribbon used.  Foundation: Ch 21 Row 1: Second chain from hook single crochet (sc) to the end (20st)  Ch 1 Turn Row 2: sc in each chain to end (20...

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VERY quick and easy scarf pattern using silk and merino wool!

Hi crafters! I have just put together a very simple scarf DIY crochet pattern using our handspun mulberry silk and merino wool yarn. It is insanely soft and undyed. This pattern in approx as some of the yarn is thick and thin in bits as it has been made by hand using a mud pot and hands. It is amazing stuff. My favourite yarn in the store!   Instructions: You will need: 300g of silk and merino handspun yarn crochet hook size 8mm ch 43 2nd chain from hook sc to the end (42) ch1 turn sc to the end (42) Continue for 48 inches in length or how long you want it. This pattern size (APPROX) is for a...

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Just found this image of a remarkable woman in India from our last trip.

This woman taught me to spin sari silk waste fibres using a handmade drop spindle. Hardest task I have ever tried to achieve! The yarn produced was insane. I have to say that spinning these waste fibres is an achievement and artistic endeavour in itself, never mind the ethical products you produce with this yarn! Artisans at work. The only way to describe these women. A talented and inspirational group of individuals!

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Just found this image of a remarkable woman in India from our last trip.

This woman taught me to spin sari silk waste fibres using a handmade drop spindle. Hardest task I have ever tried to achieve! The yarn produced was insane. I have to say that spinning these waste fibres is an achievement and artistic endeavour in itself, never mind the ethical products you produce with this yarn! Artisans at work. The only way to describe these women. A talented and inspirational group of individuals!

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Free DIY bottle bag pattern, crochet wine gift bag, gift bag, crochet bag

DIY crochet bag pattern.  Wine gift bag with a difference. It is not bought from your local stationary store it is handmade by you! Add a bottle of wine, beer or soft drink and you have an ethical gift bag. This bag is so easy and takes no time to crochet up! I have also made a few using sari silk ribbon with tassles. Follow the patterns with ribbon, banana yarn or something equally chunky! Materials:  6mm (UK) hook 2 x 100g chunky banana yarn, colour of your choice. Washing Instructions: Dry Clean/Handwash in a light detergent.  Note: Due to the inconsistences of this yarn and its handmade nature you may find it can be thick and thin in parts and you may...

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