I have been busy bee creating and adding some new tutorialsto the website.
They are about how to thread a bead onto yarn and how to work a bead into double crochet, half treble and treble (US sc, hdc, dc). 
Adding beads to your crochet is a wonderful and simple way to add new dimensions to your work. The embellishments can stand alone or be incorporated into the fabric. 
The tutorials are especially very useful for those who are making or planning on making any of the purses which include beads from my book – 20 To Make; Crochet Purses.
The book contains 4 purses that require beads: Olivia, Watermelon, Isla and Isabel.
All the beads are size 6 and I got them from DebbieAbrahams online shop. 
I have also grouped all tutorial together which are useful when making purses from my book, such as: cross stitching on crochet, magic loop and so on. 
They are all available on the tutorial page on my website- click here.
Also, don’t forget on my website there is also a list of all the purse clasps used in the book with links where to purchase them.
Anna xx

Busy, busy…..

Uuuufffff….It has been crazy busy the past few days. Between going to work, prepping and teaching workshops, knitting and crocheting design like mad trying to meet deadlines, I also have been updating my website and few patterns.

The biggest changes happened to two patterns:

‘Seaside’ shawl – Due to a very popular request; I have added a picture tutorial to the pattern, on how to join the motifs together; I think it really helps to illustrate the written instructions.

The new updated version has been uploaded and updates have been sent to all that purchased the pattern, they should be all waiting for you in your inboxes.

‘In Bloom’ corsage – Again, a picture tutorial added to simplify a technique used in the pattern. As before; new pattern uploaded and new updates sent. Also added a smaller version of the corsage to the pattern.

I have also been adding new tutorials to the support page on my website. I have just added picture tutorial on how to make a Magic Loop in crochet or Adjustable Ring as it’s also known. There are lots of useful things on that page, such as full lists of knitting and crochet abbreviations, a few tutorials and so on, hoping to add needles and hooks conversion chart next week, check it out here.

One more thing….. The Wool Week Cowl I have designed for Wool Week Celebrations in 2012 is now available as a free download, get it here.
Anna x