Fashion and homeware trends seem to be heading towards the tropics this summer, with gorgeously bright, jewel-like shades, fruity motifs and leafy green prints abounding. I adore the sheer exoticness of this trend, which, while currently staring out at a windswept, washed out landscape, seems irresistible.
The vivid colours evoke a sunny, summery feeling even if the weather this season doesnâ€™t always live up to expectations. As a nod to this style, the projects inside this issue are drenched in unadulterated colour; from hot pink to rainforest green via rich,
multi-toned variegated yarns. And if thatâ€™s not enough, we also have
some mouth-wateringly fruity accessories, too!
Our new Mystery Blanket project fits perfectly with the bright, floral
theme. Hooked in vibrant shades of Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK, the
final throw will be a picnic essential. This month you begin with the
main motif, which with clever placement of the colours, grades from
warmÂ to coolÂ hues in just over a metre.
I canâ€™t finish without mentioning Emma Varnamâ€™s gorgeous dollhouse project. This adorable little carry case opens to reveal a sweet interior where every detail is meticulously fashioned in crochet and stitched in intricate miniature. Place your childâ€™s toys and dolls inside and you can be sure that they will have hours of fun carrying their little treasures around.
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