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.

Tunisian Tuesday CAL

#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 20 – Block 14

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All TSS again but with lots of colour changes. You use 3 colours and change each time you finish putting on and each time you finish taking off. It sounds confusing but once you get into it, then it makes sense. Faye said she had to keep reminding herself to actually do the colour changes, she said she was getting too over confident.

#TunisianTuesdayCAL Week 20a – Block 35

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Faye found this one easy however, confidence got the better of her and she had to frog several times because she wasn’t reading the full pattern and was forgetting to create the shells.

Please post your blocks in the Rainbow Valley Crochet Facebook group when you have made it and let us know if you are happy for us to share your photos. If you would like to join in with the #TunisianTuesdayCAL there is 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 information about the NEW Rainbow Valley Crochet design that is being released in January 2017.

Continue reading “Tunisian Tuesday CAL”

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

REALLY excited about this…

How to create your own shining biz and life!

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Used by entrepreneurs, artists, mamas, creatives, coaches, teachers and women of all ages, the Creating Your Shining Year workbooks + daily planner are filled with powerful worksheets to help you create your amazing new year.

You are now able to purchase your 2017 bundles . I can also confirm our dates for our group meets and Lesley has been putting together a plan for topics. If there is a specific topic area you are interested in then do please let us know.

Continue reading “REALLY excited about this…”

Tunisian Tuesday CAL

Tunisian Tuesday  Thursday CAL

28 July 2016 – Week 2 & 3

Week 1 got off to a great start with everyone enjoying choosing their colours and making the first block that Helen & I chose. We have also been joined by Carolyn, the designer of the Tunisian Afghan that we are using for the CAL. She was a little surprised by the influx of pattern sales.

Week 1 blocks from the Rainbow Valley group
Week 1 blocks from the Rainbow Valley group

This week I am a little bit behind so will be sharing two blocks for you to try this week. 

Tunisian Sample Afghan Block 18

‪#‎TunisianTuesdayCAL‬ Week 2.

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This weeks block is number 18. This time you have a Tunisian knit Stitch block so that those new to Tunisian can learn a basic stitch before we start on the patterned blocks. We would love to see your finished blocks and your chosen colour schemes too. You are more than welcome to join us on Facebook – Rainbow Valley Crochet

Tunisian Sample Afghan Block 34

‪#‎TunisianTuesdayCAL‬ Week 3.

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Block 34 has a lovely pattern repeat using the stitches that you have practiced in the previous two blocks.

NOTES – Helen & Faye are both using Stylecraft Special DK yarns with 5 mm bamboo hooks & 5 mm crochet hooks. The blocks before borders are measuring approximately 5 x 5″ inches or 15 x 15 cm.

Allow yourself approximately 2 hours for making the block. Helen has created a great tutorial which you can find here

Faye’s notes – Block 18; I needed to add 4 extra rows of the pattern before binding off to ensure that my block was square. Block 34; To make sure that block 34 was square I needed to include 1 extra pattern repeat (2 rows) before binding off. I am however noticing that as I progress my tension is beginning to settle now.

Helen’s notes – Block 18; My tension was a little tighter on this one. I needed 23 rows to make it square. Block 34;  I actually stuck to the pattern in this one as 23 rows came out square.

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Week 2 examples from our Facebook group



Tuesday Tips

Looking for a special gift?

Check out our spring/summer window display, showcasing our very own Susan’s decopatch vases hand decorated and available for purchase on the Unravel & Unwind Etsy page

Decopatch Photo source: Unravel & Unwind

You will not only find work from Susan, but also paintings by the talented Riven and Kron the Mad alongside the textile work of Faye and Dee and miniature sculptures by Wolfiesworks. So no matter the occasion there is sure to be something just for you and at affordable prices too. Visit Unravel & Unwind CIC for more details, commissions, events and more. Alternatively you can sign up to our weekly news.

Throwback Thursday

Learn as we go – Felting

May 2015

 

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This is from one of our experimental sessions. One photo and three different artist. We had a lot of fun during this session. Our felt group meet once a month and are peer led, rather than having a tutor. For up to date information of our groups and workshops subscribe to The Weekly Drop

 

Tuesday Tips

Crafty Tips and Hints

One of our followers found these amazing books on crochet and knitting – direct from Japan Click here. These are great if you are a chart follower, as charts uses a universal language unlike written patterns across the world.

Pomadour24’s Craft Cafe not only has a large range of knitting and crochet patterns, you can also find sewing and felting alongside beading, embroidery and patchwork. A great resource that needed to be shared.

 

Photo source: Pomadour24

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Crochet Symbols Photo source: DMC