Recently I saw an advert in one of the magazines advertising ‘Jersey Textile Showcase 2012’.
Apart from competitions they hold each year,
(OUR BLANKET WOULD BE CLASSED TOO LARGE TO ENTER FOR THE COMPETITION) *
they also have work on Exhibition which they then sell to raise money for ‘MENCAP’.
I propose to try and make a Blanket which would be put on Exhibition.
The title would be ‘YOUR LOCAL LANDSCAPE’.
The title can be taken as widely as you wish.
It could be whatever you see out of your window.
Some people living near the sea might be producing work in Blues.
If you live in the Country you could be producing work in Green’s
Or if you see a Garden, you could be producing a piece of work in mixed colours.
You could if you wanted to make it up! No one would know!
So imagine your 6” Square is your ‘Window’
What do you see out of your 'Window'? Where ever you live!
PLEASE CROCHET OR KNIT A 6” SQUARE.
With your ‘view’!
This might be a hard Challenge.
I am announcing now because I think we need to get started on it. This was on my list for you.
SQUARES HAVE TO ARRIVE AT SIBOL HQ BY 7th JANUARY PLEASE.
So Squares have to be made as soon as you can please and sent to me.
For my address.
I have been promised by the Organiser Pat that she will take photos of the Blanket on Exhibition for us and also let us know how much the Blanket was sold for. I would not be able to get to Jersey, and she has said she would do this for me.
I do like to do these special Charity Blankets. I hope we can do more of them.
So Ladies why not have a go!
Any queries please contact me
Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org
I am extremely happy to be showing you these pretty Squares which Sue has sent in. Sue lives here in the UK, and I'm really pleased that she has made them for SIBOL. Not only has she made the Squares for our Group, but also a cute Butterfly.
If you want to have a go at the Butterflies, our dear friend in Australia Nettie from NetsPets put the tutorial up on her Blog and I am often telling her how the Butterflies have become our SIBOL Trademark if you like.
Would you like the link? Here it is. Why not make some Butterflies and send them to SIBOL if you want a change from Squares? I will be very happy to accept them and put them in my Butterfly 'Stash!'. It saves me a lot of time if I have Butterflies already made up. So when a Blanket is finished I can instantly attach them.
Well you've got the link now, have a go!
There is still time to vote for our Blog on the Inside Crochet web site if you enjoy visiting us here on SIBOL. I'm very happy to say SIBOL has been nominated as 'Favourite Craft Blog 2011'. We are up against some fabulous Blogs which I hope you will also check out. The closing date is 30th November if you are interested thank you so much!
I think that's all for now. Have a think about this wonderful Challenge!
x Sue x