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.
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We did two Christmas tree workshops this December. Every tree made was a success and all sorts of different yarns were used either on their own or by adding a bit of sparkle and mixing two together. They were all so pretty.
Just finished a little house doorstop from Cute and Easy Knitting by Fiona Goble. One of those in betweeny projects to keep you going whilst your working on something much bigger and more time consuming. I love this book - I have already made the toadstool on the cover and am planning to do at least three other things from it. Really nice selection of small projects and different ideas for gifts. Hmm, what next? Owl lavender bag, beehive tea cosy or heart hot water bottle?
What better place to be than a wool shop when the heating breaks down? Sarah came in for a 1-2-1 'learn to knit' workshop and it was a a little chilly, but there were plenty of beautiful warm blankets to choose from. Thankfully the boiler is fixed and we're all cosy again.
The last days of summer. I picked a few late blooms from the garden to make a pretty jug full of colour before they're all gone. I found lavender, sweet peas and apricot coloured roses for a vibrant and sweet scented little posy.
Linda and Julie had fun in the sun over the bank holiday weekend and got stuck into some new projects. Julie started a new picnic blanket using cotton dk, blending her existing stashed colours with some new ones and using Rowan's 'linen' as a background. It's twice the size of the tray already and growing nightly.
Linda finished this blanket in about a week! It was so addictive, she couldn't stop herself. It is a luxuriously soft and light using Rowan Kidsilk Trio and Lima. Such a magical mix of yarns and with the Kidsilk Trio making the perfect fringing. The colours were inspired by a vintage barkcloth ski chalet cushion made by Karen a couple of years ago. Not wishing the summer away yet, but someone's going to be warm and cosy!