Author Archives: Elvira Jane

About Elvira Jane

I am a self-taught Crochet Designer, specialising in free-standing sculptural crochet. I'm striving towards a simpler life, where I can appreciate and co-operate with nature. Small steps, but I will get there!

Top Hat Fascinator by Elvira Jane

Originally posted on Itchy Crochet:
Top Hat Fascinator by Elvira Jane ? ? ? RRP £3.30 James C. Brett Marble chunky 4mm hook ? ? Full disclosure; I have a bit of a professional crush on Elvira Jane she designs the…

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Crochet Glove GIVEAWAY

I am running a giveaway on my Facebook page.  For a chance to win these scrummy crochet fingerless gloves, which I have designed and handmade, please pop over to my page (ends 8pm on Wednesday 20th April 2016). If you … Continue reading

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Craft Fair at NT Lytes Cary Manor

I’m very excited to be attending the National Trust’s Lytes Cary Manor Craft Fair, this Saturday, 16th April, 11am – 4pm.  Admission to the craft fair is free, on-site parking is also free.  Should you wish to proceed to the house … Continue reading

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Ditching Palm Oil – Homemade Stuffing

I have eliminated Palm Oil from my diet and, for those of you that have done the same, you will know that so much of the processed foods, in the supermarket, contain it.  Lets not beat around the bush, if you removed … Continue reading

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My First Hand-Spun Yarn

Having spun a small quantity of single green yarn, and another in purple, I then spun the two together to create a 2ply yarn.  This is my first attempt and it’s not very even, but I’m so chuffed with it. … Continue reading

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Spinning with a Drop Spindle

A few years ago my husband bought me a drop spindle kit from George Weil.  I am not known for my patience and I got frustrated with it fairly quickly and it went back in the box and was left.  However, … Continue reading

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Off-grid shopping list – Electricity-free Groundfridge

We’re always on the lookout for products and ideas for our off-grid future.  Although we are keen to do things the old fashioned way, and are very happy to put in the labour, we don’t want it to be a gruelling historical … Continue reading

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Selling my Crochet at Frome – Love it!

Tomorrow is craft fair time again and I can’t wait!  Once a month I attend the D&K Totally Craft and Makers Market at the Cheese and Grain, in Frome, where I catch up with my crafty friends, have a natter, … Continue reading

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Mmm…..Cheese Scones

Have already done some baking yesterday (another Lemon Drizzle Traybake and a Scottish Ginger Cake), I wasn’t planning on baking again today, until I saw that the lovely Sarah, of Bluebirds and Daisies, mentioned that she was making scones, and I do love … Continue reading

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Granny Squares – getting back to basics

I taught my self to crochet, as a child, using 1970’s craft books such as Golden Hands and Good Housekeeping.  My only problem was that my natural tension is very tight.  Eventually I decided to put that tight tension to … Continue reading

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