With the ever-expanding days of spring stretching into summer, colour is filling our office here at Inside Crochet. New yarns with lighter fibres and fresh colours are all apparent in this issue, which, for me, is a wonderful celebration of springtime. I love the idea of new life and nature bursting forth, and I especially love the bright pastel shades of hyacinths, magnolias and daffodils blowing in a soft breeze – plus they always remind me of the multi-hued shades of a sweet shop!Buy this issue →Go digital →
Candy colours are explored spectacularly in this sugary
sweet issue, from the old-fashioned violet and monochrome of Parma Violets and mint humbugs, to the retro faded colours in those puff y rainbow drops and a wrapped tube of fizzy Refreshers. The designers in this issue have gone to town with my candy theme, and the Love Hearts jar by Dawn Curran is a fabulous home addition, while Sarah-Jane Hicks’ swirly sweet bag and dolly mixture sewing kit are such fun, and Elisabeth Davis De Herraiz’s Candy Dreams stole makes a simple yet colourful trans-seasonal accessory.
If the candy wasn’t enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s Frank&Olive’s super-cute donut brooches (perfect on a dungaree dress!) or Samanta Fornino’s life-like ice-cream garland to add sunny cheer to any room – and the perfect excuse to use your exclusive candy stitch markers!
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