COVID-19 is disastrous for poor rural producers in India. Although the women, in theory, could still make things from home, transporting things out of India at the moment is very difficult. With no income, it’s hard for people to manage as their welfare system is pretty basic. We’ve just made a donation of £300 to […]
Fair trade crochet gifts are great for Christmas and vary in price from very reasonable to a bit more expensive but all very good value for the exquisite work. Having just done the Scotland Trade Fair and the dreaded Autumn Fair at the NEC (nice customers but the Hall was very badly laid out by […]
Just as well in some ways that the train journey is confirmed for this evening rather than yesterday. It gives us the chance to see if there are any tailors’ dummies in Hyderabad. Well, amazingly enough we go to the street where they supply all kinds of things for making clothes and find a shop […]
I land at Hyderabad on Tuesday 18th Feb and we’re supposed to be on the night train to Narsapur but these trains are now really popular. So, even though the tickets were booked two weeks before, they weren’t confirmed and we’ll have to wait till tomorrow. A word to what was once British Rail! Check […]
Well the new wholesale trade fair at the NEC in Birmingham is fast approaching and I’m hoping that the producers get some photos to me of some new colours I’m expecting by tomorrow as they promised. It’s always a stressful time before an exhibition as you hope the shops will like your new ideas. […]
So, how do you decide what to make when you’re thinking of new crochet ideas? I guess there are four basic routes I’ve discovered so far: take existing ideas and adapt them to different uses; look at general trends and think if you could apply crochet to any of these; look historically at how people […]
We have an abundance of flower brooches. There are lots of colours to choose from and different styles too. Buy one for yourself and one for a friend. They have a pin at the back to fasten on to a coat or jumper and you can collect one to suit every mood.
These crochet flower wrap shawls are made from a fine net and the flowers sit on this in a regular pattern. They hang beautifully and have to be seen to be believed. Keep them well and hand on as an heirloom.
Our crochet bags come in three styles: handwoven cotton bags with crochet flowers around the flap silk evening bags; stripy day bags with single crochet flower on the flap; All are beautifully line with matching satin.