First of all, thank you for thinking about buying this Crafty Dog Craft Kit, because once you start making, you
are keeping a traditional craft alive!
OK – you know those craft kits that come complete with hundreds of balls of yarn and instructions (written only using consonants and numbers..) on how to make a king size bedspread?
Well, these kits are not one of those!
These Crafty Dog Kits from THE SPOTTED DOG are for anyone who just wants to while away a few quiet moments doing something crafty…
…these kits are small enough to fit into a bag for a bit of in-car passenger crafting…
…perfect to pop into a backpack for some on-train crochet..
..and great for encouraging a reluctant crafter to get crafty again!
So what do you get in a Crafty Dog Crochet kit?
- One locally sourced vintage metal, plastic or bamboo crochet hook
- A pattern to make a Granny Square plus internet link to patterns for more free Granny Squares
- 1 or more wooden Dolly Pegs or Lolly Sticks holding minimum of 5g of randomly selected rustic hand spun yarn from THE SPOTTED DOG
- 1 or more wooden Dolly Pegs or Lolly Sticks holding minimum of 5g of randomly selected commercially produced interesting yarn – total amount of yarn should be sufficient to make at least one square
- 2 or more stitch markers
- A hand made ivory-coloured felt carrying pouch – embroidery styles may vary.
NB: Instructions on how to begin to crochet are not included as there is a wealth of tutorials available to watch or download from the internet. However – I can also offer 1:1 crochet, knitting or drop spindle spinning tuition during the first half hour of a market, festival or fair, and if you bring along the kit’s price tag/business card then the first 20 minutes of tuition is free! (Usual cost is £8 for 20 minutes!)
Please contact me to book a slot!
And if you still need tempting, the yarn in your kit isn’t your usual Double Knitting…oh no…far from it!!
These kits contain some totally unique and OOAK (One-Of-A-Kind!) Rustic Hand Spun yarn with
little squishy bits of real wool from real sheep..
They also contain some rather interesting commercially produced acrylic yarn that you just might never consider trying, like neon coloured fabric yarn or fluffy yarn, or maybe even cotton or twine, all carefully (and randomly!) selected to get you out of your comfort zone!
‘But what if I want to make more squares and there isn’t enough yarn?’ I hear you
No worries! For more amazing commercially produced yarn please explore your local yarn shop, or, to be even more sustainable, visit your local charity shop for some very random selections!
And if you’d like more of The Crafty (Spotted) Dog’s Hand Spun Yarn then please get in touch – I frequently have small amounts of Hand Spun Yarn available on Dollies and Lollies, ideal for adding unique colour and texture to crochet, knitting, weaving and other craft projects!
Dolly Pegs or Lolly Sticks are wrapped with a minimum of 5g of hand spun rustic or art yarn and start at £1 for a 5g Dolly Peg/Lolly Stick.
·Every additional gramme is 10p, so – for example – a 10g Dolly Peg of hand spun yarn would cost £1.50. NB: Supplies vary, only available at markets.
Crafty Dog Crafting Tips – Whatever project I am working on, my ethos is to enjoy and respect the yarn that I choose to work with, whether it is commercially produced, rescued from a charity shop, unravelled from an old garment, or hand spun, so if you feel that a different hook size or needle size would work better with the yarn of your choice, then feel free to change to get the gauge and texture you like.
Likewise with the pattern enclosed – it’s there to get you started, and when you feel confident, try another pattern, or just design your own!
So – yarn at the ready,
here we go,
let the creating commence!