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Jolie is a knitting and homeware shop run by Linda Williams and Daniella Taylor. If you are interested in anything you see on this blog or would like to learn to knit or crochet please call us at the shop on 01438 861 717. We are open between 10am and 4pm Mon - Sat. To view our website, click on http link below.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Fantail scarf

Designed by Linda and modelled by Poppy.
Knitted in Alpaca Silk Aran , this scarf is available to purchase as a kit to knit in either grey or cream. Kit includes pattern, yarn and 20 natural shell heart buttons all for £39.95.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Heirloom lace throw in the making !!!!

I started this enormous project a few months ago, then just got too busy at Jolie and at home with the inevitable lead up to Christmas. I tucked it away in my fabulous vintage hamper (shall feature later) and have just 'revisited' again with gusto!! I particularly like this chevron lacy square which is actually easier that it looks.

Dog tired

Meet Teddy, Linda's very much pampered Fox Terrier.. he's very partial to lovely snuggly homemade throws !!!

Knitting lesson

Linda teaching Tracy and Teresa to knit. Can't think of a better way to pass the time on a cold wet January morning with Madeleine Peyroux's 'Perfect World' on the cd player. Please note lovely frothy coffee and raspberry shortbread biscuits.

Robbie himself

Robbie 'Gaylord' Burns sporting his thistle.
He will no doubt be dancing the
Gay Gordons tonight.

Burns night thistle

Our Scottish contingent (Hellie and Robbie) are celebrating Burns Night tonight with their thistle brooches hand crocheted by Linda.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Jolie knitting bag

We couldn't find any decent knitting bags so designed our own. These are exclusive to Jolie and are handmade using beautiful vintage linen embroidered tablecloths. Each one is unique and a work of art. Featured in Country Living magazine in November 2009.

Strawberry tea cosy

Fab tea cosy from Nicki Trench's book 'Handmade Gifts'. Knitted by Dany in Alpaca Silk Aran it is truly luxurious.

Linda and Dany in doorway of Jolie

Happy New Year!

We opened Jolie
back in May 2005 and
have only just got
round to writing a blog.
So, here goes, let's see
what 2010 has in store.