From Inspiration to Publication

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The latest issue of Inside Crochet is on sale now and features my “Manchester Pouffe” , a great stashbusting project.

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I started by gathering all my scraps together and just kept adding new colours, in the tradition of the good old fashioned granny square blanket I decided not to worry about clashing colours, just had fun. I’m rather pleased with the results.

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And the inspiration for this project? A trip to Manchester to see the Joanna Vasconcelos exhibits! You see, sometimes inspiration comes from the most unusual places. I love my pouffe, I’m resting my feet on it right now. I also love the photos, kindly supplied by tailormade publishing – they show off my design as it was intended – fun and practical. Thankyou Inside Crochet!

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  1. Congrats on the publication! The Manchester Pouffe was a great idea. :D

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  2. oooh! I was admiring this! What did you use to stuff it?

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  3. Tracey

     /  June 11, 2014

    2 round cushion pads (youcan buy them at Dunelm Mill, John Lewis etc). Tracey x

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  4. Hmm, good to know! This project is definitely on my to do list!

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