After a rather mild autumn, the winter chill seems to finally be in the air, and I have to say that I am a little excited about it! A cold snap means piling on the handmade scarves, socks, hats and sweaters for a crisp, icy walk and what crocheter doesnâ€™t relish the chance to utilise their handiwork?
If the sudden drop in temperature has caught you out, donâ€™t worry, this month
we have a great selection of warming projects. Our simple
yet stunning cover project is a stylish turban style headband, which is a chic alternative to the bobble hat but which still keeps your ears toasty.
This issue, Tracey Todhunter guides us through her tips for upcycling and mending your well-loved clothes on page 84. In an era of disposability, the idea of â€œslowâ€ fashion â€“ making your own clothes and repairing items that have seen better days â€“ is a great way to feel like you are helping the environment.
Weâ€™re also excited to introduce a new columnist, the lovely Rachel Atkinson.
Each month, Rachel will be inviting us into her vintage pattern collection and creating gorgeous designs inspired by their pages. For her first column, she has designed a glorious chevron scarf, which is at the top of my queue of desirable makes for winter walk woollies.
Finally, donâ€™t miss part two of Annelies Baesâ€™s lovely mystery quilt on page 24 and get addicted to pom-pom making with our fun free gift. As you will see if you turn to page 36, in addition to preparing for the cold weather, I have also been busy feeding my own pom addiction! There are definitely worse ways to spend the winter than feathering your nest with some pretty pom-poms!
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