This month we look at versatile pieces that will be both stunning and practical even as summer fades into autumn. Try your hand at Mosaic crochet as we reveal part 2 of our Mystery CAL project or try your hand at some mixed media projects with Luz Mendoza's upcycled bag.
The â€œRoad To Jaipurâ€ waistcoat on page 48 uses a stunning stitch combination to create an incredibly pretty layering piece that will look just as good over a strappy dress as it would over a long-sleeved tee on cooler days. While the Lariat on page 74 can be worn in a myriad of different ways: as a belt or decorative necklace, or wrapped round the neck to create a cosy scarf.â€¨
We also have some mixed media projects this month made with materials you can find cheaply and easily to create striking results. The upcycled bag by Luz Mendoza is a fabulous example of how modern recycled projects can be. The crochet fabric looks great next to dark denim and creates a roomy, strong and practical shopper. The curtain on page 82 is retro-inspired, but Jo Bodleyâ€™s quirky use of buttons and curtain rings next to bobbles and chains creates an interesting adornment, whether to create a decorative fringe on an interior door or a practical screen for the back door on a hot day.â€¨
As if that is not enough, this issue you can also try your hand at stunning Mosaic crochet with the how-to guide on page 84 and of course continue with your beautiful floral blanket in our mystery CAL on page 26.
Pick yours up, tomorrow.
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