Climbing Rose CAL

Thursday 17th October 2019

Tags: Blogstars, Crochet

Jane Crowfoot is one of the UK’s most exciting crochet designers and we are fortunate enough to work with her as one of our Blogstars – how lucky are we? Jane’s CAL’s are legendary and we all eagerly await each new one.  It’s not just the gorgeous motifs she creates, but her eye for colour is just extraordinary.  Do you remember the Lily Pond Blanket or Frida’s Flowers? Just beautiful. 160The-Red-House-Web-Sized At the moment Jane has a CAL with Inside Crochet magazine – the Climbing Rose Wrap – released in four parts.  If you haven’t yet seen it you really should make a dash to your newsagent and grab a copy, because you won’t want to miss this project, which uses our yarns Bellissima, Bambino and Batik. 127The-Red-House-Web-Sized We caught up with Jane to find out more: “I was really excited when Inside Crochet Magazine approached me about designing a shawl project for them and I have really enjoyed working through this design.” 119The-Red-House-Web-Sized Whenever Jane works on a new pattern the first step is to put together a mood board to help with ideas and the colour palette. “To make my mood board I looked at the fashion trends for this coming autumn and soon decided that I was really taken with the number of floral stories, especially as many of them were based on traditional textile designs, such as floral paisley patterns and historical tapestries,” she explains. Jane was also influenced by the work of the Arts and Crafts movement and William Morris’ ‘Molly Blue’ design with its floral elements. 132The-Red-House-Web-Sized The results of all her months of work to create the Climbing Rose CAL are just stunning and this wrap will be a real talking point every time you wear it. Thanks t Inside Crochet for letting us use their images.