Pliers Going Cheap

I’m selling off some of my stock so I can re-focus on patterns and kits.  So there are some real bargins to be had if you’re starting out yourself or just want to make a bit of cash selling tools and beads.

Currently I’m selling off pliers

200 chain nose pliers, full size, 200 round nose pliers, full size, 50 side cutter pliers and 480 mini chain nose pliers

All pliers are listed until 23rd Nov 2013


First Published Crochet Design

So its been a while, but I’ve beenRed Worn really busy.  I’ve been decorating so I can move house (need a workshop!) and I’ve been developing my crochet design and pattern writing/charting skills.

Getting the design down has been a breeze, what’s taken an age is learning Adobe Illustrator to do the charts.  Getting there now though 🙂

I’ve just posted my first free patDark Redtern on Ravelry which you can download from the Gyre and Gimble site.  You can now use it to make your very own crochet flower rings.

Enjoy x

Make a Shamballa Bracelet @ Hagglers Corner 26 Sept 2012

Come and learn how to make a Shamballa Bracelet at Hagglers Corner in Heeley, Sheffield on the 26th September.

Make this lovely bracelet in pink, blue or green for yourself or a friend. All materials included in the price of the class – only £15 for 2 hours.

The class will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on the 26th September at Hagglers Corner 586 Queens Road, Sheffield, S2 4DU.   To book email or give me a ring on 0798 039 5866.

Buy Shamballa bracelet kits online at Gyre&Gimble or get one straight away at The Vault and at Airy Fairy

Shamballa Bracelet Kits – selling in Sheffield shops

Why wait for the postie?  You can buy our lovely Shamballa bracelet kits right now in 2 fab Sheffield shops: The Vault and Airy Fairy

The Vault on Abbeydale Road, a wonderfully eclectic treasure trove of crafts, vintage goods, furniture, upcycled bits and bobs, handmade wares and other lovelynesses.

Airy Fairy – lovely little oasis of gorgeous goods on London Road.

Far from twee

I get quite frustrated that the majority of craft magazines, blogs and websites focus on what I can only describe as “twee” crafting.  I know everyone’s taste is different and that’s A GOOD THING – but every time I see a pink magazine cover with butterflies on I’m reminded of that IKEA advert about getting rid of your chintz…

Chuck Out Your Chintz from Pentagram on Vimeo.

This guy is the epitemy of not-chintz.  His name is Ben Venom (which gives his taste away a little) and he makes quilts.  Not the American Quilters Association type pretty patches type of quilt, but a demonic, dark and graffitiesque type of quilting which is really quite beautiful.  A little Iron Maiden for me, but I wanted to celebrate the alternative world of not pink and fluffy crafts.

There’s a feature on Ben on CraftGossip with a video of him you might want to check out.
Here’s some of Ben Venom’s work:

Love it, or hate it, it’s not twee….

Vote for the next Gyre & Gimble Kit

So I’ve a few ideas on the go for new Gyre&Gimble create it kits, but I thought it would be nice if you got involved in the development process and told me which of the kits I have planned you would most like to buy.  Whichever one you choose will be the one I get to market next.  Thanking You x