There’s something about warm summer evenings and the
prospect of festival season that conjures up images of luxurious, bohemian
clothing. You know the kind I mean – loose, draping garments, piled-on accessories
and ’70s-inspired shades. Whether you’re channelling Stevie Nicks on stage
(apparently she has a shawl vault to keep her collection in tip top moth-free
condition!) or wafting coolly by a Grecian pool, we’ve got you covered in this
beautiful issue. The theme is boho luxe, and what could be more luxurious than
beads and fringing – an excess of decoration?
The designs in this issue have captured the theme in beautiful crochet, creating garments that are perfect for wearing in the muddy fields of a music festival (see Cassie Ward’s gorgeous fringed dress) or the more likely scenario of a village fête (Hayley Joanne Robinson’s stunning chevron wrap).
It’s no secret that I love vintage colours, so the palette in this issue is a gorgeous homage to ’70s-style crochet, only with an indulgent side. We’ve teamed modern fibres with warm shades to create stunning accessories such as Theodora Burrow’s sunflower bag and cool homewares such as Sarah-Jane Hick’s plant hanger and Tracey Todhunter’s oh-so-clever spider plant. Who said the 1970s were naff ? Not us!
As well as creating amazing things with yarn and hooks, another favourite aspect to being a crocheter is the idea of collecting useful tools, and our guide to unique and usable haberdashery items is a feast for the hoarder’s eye! Personally, I love the tools you can wear – wrist rulers, yarn snip pendants and little hook key rings – perfect for taking on trips abroad, in fact. So whatever your summer plans you can be sure that this glorious issue will fill you with sunshine, whether at home or away.
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