Monday Morning Chit Chat

Morning Chit Chat 21 Nov 2016

Just in case you haven’t already heard we are now streaming live on Monday mornings at 10:30 GMT/BST on our Facebook page. During our streams we will be covering up coming events, news, show & tell and anything else that grows organically from the stream.

We have also chosen to record the streams so that other peeps on the internet can watch the playbacks. These recordings will be available on our YouTube channel and of course over here too. So without further ado, here is our next live stream from the Unravel & Unwind studio.

 

Monday Morning Chit Chat 14/11/2016

Morning Chit Chat 14 Nov 2016

Just in case you haven’t already heard we are now streaming live on Monday mornings at 10:30 GMT/BST on our Facebook page. During our streams we will be covering up coming events, news, show & tell and anything else that grows organically from the stream.

We have also chosen to record the streams so that other peeps on the internet can watch the playbacks. These recordings will be available on our YouTube channel and of course over here too. So without further ado, here is our first ever live stream from the Unravel & Unwind studio.

 

Secret Garden FAQ’s

F.A.Q.’s ~ Please read carefully

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Patterns:

The pattern is delivered digitally.

It will be emailed to you when each section is released starting on January 16th 2017.

You can choose to have it added to your Ravelry library by sending a message to Enfys on Ravelry containing your PayPal transaction ID.

As this is a digital product, there are no restrictions on who may buy it.

The Pattern is available in UK & US terms and is also available in German/Deutsch and Swedish/Svenska

Pattern Timetable
November 25th, 2016 – Pattern Notes available
January 16th, 2017 – Block 1
January 30th, 2017 – Block 2
February 13th, 2017 – Block 3
February 27th, 2017 – Block 4
March 13th, 2017 – Block 5
March 27th, 2017 – Block 6
April 10th, 2017 – Joining and border
April 24th, 2017 – Its a secret!

UK Yarn Packs

These yarn packs are for UK residents only. The price includes the yarn, pattern and postage.

They are shipped out weekly in batches and you should receive an email from the courier with tracking details.

The pattern is not sent with the yarn pack, it is delivered digitally as explained above.

To purchase click here

EU Yarn Packs

These yarn packs are for EU residents only. The price includes the yarn, pattern and postage.

These are shipped out as soon as I am able, usually by airmail. Delivery can take up to 2 weeks.

The pattern is not sent with the yarn pack, it is delivered digitally as explained above.

To purchase click here

Yarn Packs to the rest of the world.

My insurance does not cover me to send physical goods outside of the EU. This is why it is very important that you contact me and wait for an answer before purchasing a yarn pack if you live outside of the EU.

Important!  Please read carefully before placing an order Terms & Conditions are here

This page will be continually updated when new questions arise.

Pre-Order now open

Secret Garden CAL

Coming Soon from Rainbow Valley Crochet

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If you have you enjoyed taking part in the #TunisianTuesdayCAL, or if you have never tried one and would like to, then why not join us with this one. Helen has designed one of her own and it looks and feels incredible. The pattern launch is taking place in January 2017 but you can pre-order the pattern and yarn packs now via Helen’s website. There is also an online Facebook event, where you can find out all the information you need.

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Rainbow Valley Crochet
Secret Garden CAL

See you all there. Don’t delay as yarn packs are being pre-ordered now. Please note that if you are outside the EU, then please contact Helen directly before making your yarn pack purchase.

Kaela’s Adventure

Learning how to use movie maker and YouTube

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My daughter, Leah and I had a bonding evening last night. Both of us were having a pretty rough hyper-mobility day and we wanted to cheer ourselves up.

I had mentioned wanting to learn how to use movie maker to create videos that we can share on YouTube that are relevant to everything Unravel & Unwind C.I.C stands for. Most of all, just having a laugh and enjoying ourselves.

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The Characters

A while ago, Leah had been folding paper into animal shapes and had left them knocking around the studio. This was perfect for us, as Leah immediately jumped into story writing mode and had me hunting through our vast card stock to find pieces to make a background.

We did have a good giggle, and I must have used at least 2 phone batteries. Once the photographs had been taken we then had the task of cropping out our fingers and uploading them to the laptop. That was when we realised that I had no movie/video software, so I had to hunt out Windows Movie Maker.

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Cheeky unexpected snap

Movie maker was a lot cheaper than I expected too. It came in at around £25.00 which I think is a fair investment as we plan to make a lot of our own video’s, especially tutorials and live streams.

So after a few hours of writing, cutting, arranging, photographing, cropping, giggling (and oh I don’t know what else), we finally had a very short video that we were both happy with. Oh and we were able to find some backing tracks too, courtesy of Purple Planet Music.

Not too shabby for total novices.

Please enjoy and we welcome all feedback,

From Faye & Leah

Follow on Friday/Tunisian Tuesday CAL

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Week 11A – Block 31

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Nice easy one for our first #FollowonFriday Week 11a – Block 31

Just TSS with top stitching.  If you do not know how to do top stitching, use a needle and work chain stitch instead.

Please post your block in the comments on Facebook when you have made it. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL ( or #FollowonFriday), you can find more information at http://www.enfys.me.uk/english/tutorial/tunisian-cal.htm

Don’t forget to read the rest of the post as there are hints/tips, photographs, group feedback and more.

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Week 10 – Block 13

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Helen's basketweave
Helen’s

This weeks block is a Basket weave. The bad news is that there is more Tunisian Purl Stitch in this one. The good news is that this is the last one with TPS in it.

Please post your block in the comments on Facebook when you have made it. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL ( or #FollowonFriday), you can find more information at http://www.enfys.me.uk/english/tutorial/tunisian-cal.htm

 

Faye's basketweave
Faye’s

Here is what Faye had to say about the basket weave block

“Here’s my basket weave block. I did have to add one extra row before binding off. I even blocked this one before photographing.”

Below you will find a YouTube video showing the basket weave stitch. Let us know if finding these videos help.

#TunisianTuesdayCAL

Week 11 – Block 29

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This weeks block is similar to TSS but the hook is put in a different place. There are mistakes in it so please read the comments carefully.

wp-1474369837490.jpgRow 2 has chains in it. There are NO chains at all in this block. Do not do the Ch1 at the beginning or at the end of the brackets. Also, it is a little confusing as to where to insert the hook. Insert it in the “back bump” behind the bar. If you are still confused, I can post a picture later.

Helen also said “Once I had worked out how to do it, I really enjoyed this one. I did 17 rows as in the pattern.”

wp-1474369779355.jpgFaye said “My tension has finally settled down now and Helen has already explained the pattern issue. Once finished I realised that I really like the effect of this block, and it reminds me of waffles.”

Don’t forget to read the rest of the post as there are hints/tips, photographs, group feedback and more.

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Week 9 – Block 25

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This weeks block is all Tunisian Simple Stitch with some colour changes. There is a slight problem in the instructions for this one so please read the instructions in the comments carefully.

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If you follow the instructions exactly you will end up with “clean” colour changes as in the example on the right.
If you want your block to look like the one in the pattern, you will need to put your stitches on the hook and take them off in the new colour. This makes the colours look like they have run into each other.

Helen comments – I did a total of 20 rows and changed colours after the forward pass, not at the end of the row as stated in the pattern text.

Faye comments – My block ended on 20 rows and as Helen explained, I was changing colour at the end of the row as per the written text and directions given under the special instructions.

Don’t forget to read the rest of the post as there are hints/tips, photographs, group feedback and more.

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