Category Archives: Jan Ollis

Flowers and just one last lampshade

Isn’t it fabulous when things fall snugly into place? I heard about a book of crocheted flowers from a friend on facebook 5 days ago, I immediately ordered the book from Loot online, and on Thursday I had a note from the post office to say it was ready and waiting. Guess what I’ve been busy doing?…

Jan Ollis’s daisy pattern was perfect for my latest lampshade. And I promise this will be the last one I tell you about for a while, I’m sure you are getting sick of them!

Lampshade frame = R20 from Milnerton market — what a score!  I used 2 x 50g Vinni’s pure cotton in Natural and a bit of left-over sea-green for the flowers. Contrary to my own expectations, I am now perfectly comfortable crocheting directly onto a frame!!! Nifty tip = I spraypainted my frame with metallic copper first, it just gives a nice colour on the bits of metal that remain visible.

To be continued…