Stylecraft – Eastern Jewels – Persian Tiles Blanket

22/09/2017 · 6 comments

in Crochet

New colour, new yarn

When I went to visit Stylecraft yarns with my fellow blogstars in the early summer we looked through a wealth of exciting new yarns, brand new trends and patterns and were able to spot some new collaborations. One of the joys of our blogstar days is having the chance to chat and to share ideas. On a previous trip Lucia Dunn had done a quick ‘show-n-tell’ of her blanket. She talked passionately about how she uses colour in her work and her home. A collaboration was born between Lucia and the fabulous designer Jane Crowfoot.

Colour Collaboration

Over the months the two artists worked together to create a new colourway of Jane’s Persian Tiles blanket design using packs of Stylecraft DK yarn. Lots of designers would be precious about their colour choices, however Jane is very generous and collaborative. “As the designer, it is incredibly interesting and exciting for me to see other people’s versions and colourways. I have seen some really beautiful interpretations of the project – some of which use many shades and yarn combinations and others that use a restricted palette”.

Colour inspiration

Lucia has used the inspiration of her home country of Italy. She has picked up the colours of the pastel houses of seaside villages. “The pattern Jane has designed is amazing and just inspired me to come up
with new colours. I hope that my palette will give anyone, in whatever part of the world, the feeling of happiness, holidays, general wellness, sun and sea.”

I think the new colour combination almost creates a brand new design. It is full of joy and vibrancy. I wonder if seeing a designer re-work the colour palette might give more crocheters confidence. Perhaps even permission to play with the colours in their own work.

If you would like to follow Lucia’s colour scheme then the Eastern Jewels yarn packs, with the option to buy the pattern for crocheters that don’t  already have it, will launch in stores from 25 th September 2017. I predict this will be an instant classic. Please also read the theory behind the colour choices in Lucia’s blog. It is a fascinating read.



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