Last year Jane Crowfoot launched the beautiful Bohemian Blooms blanket, which was a huge success. Now she has launched two new colour ways in Stylecraft yarns.
The original blanket project was inspired by the work of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant of the Bloomsbury set and in particular the interior decoration of their country home, Charleston farmhouse, in East Sussex and the murals painted by them in the nearby Berwick village church.
Jane says: “I love this design and felt that it had more scope than in the original yarn shades and layout, so I put together a new version called Bloomsbury Garden, which uses six of the original motifs in a new layout that I feel echoes the idea of London’s gated gardens, while maintaining the link to Charleston and the church murals.” Jane has chosen four of Stylecraft’s yarns including Bellissima, Batik, Life and Life Changes for Bloomsbury Garden.’
“At the same time, Emma May of Pippin Poppycock, came up with her own colourway and she has very kindly allowed me to share her colour way with you.” Called Sussex Garden,
Emma’s version uses shades from the Special DK palette. “ I cut my CAL crochet tooth on Jane Crowfoot’s Frida’s Flowers and loved every minute of it. Her designs are bright, colorful and perfectly written with just the right amount of challenging stitches to keep me intrigued. After spending a while browsing and drooling over her website, I decided on the captivating Bohemian Blooms, using my own choice of colours in one of my favourite yarn, Stylecraft Special DK. This gorgeous feminine blanket will give any room a warm and welcoming touch,” Emma tells us.
All the elements needed to create both blankets are in the beautiful Bohemian Blooms soft back book, full of step-by-step images and background information, available through Stylecraft stockists and Jane’s website. The colour recipes and revised layout are free and can be downloaded from the Janie Crow website.
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