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DELFT BLANKET COLOURING COMPETITION
We are so excited to introduce you to a fun colouring in competition that Jane has devised in collaboration with graphic designer Luise Roberts, Simply Crochet Magazine and Stylecraft Yarns. The competition is open until 15th February 2019 and you can enter as many times as you like, so why not unleash your creativity and enjoy some mindful colouring in?
Simply colour in the motif chart to create your own version of Jane's Delft blanket design, then pop it in the post to us along with your written entry form to be in with a chance of winning a great prize. You can find the downloadable information pack and competition guidelines hereand the competition entry formhere.
The original Janie Crow Delft Crochet Blanket was inspired by the blue and white Delftware from the Netherlands. It is made up of a single motif, plus a half motif, worked in three colour ways: Dark, Medium and Light. Only one colour is worked in each round, and each colour way uses all the yarns – they just appear in different rounds and amounts.
Using all the yarns in each motif is a foolproof way of ensuring a harmonious overall blanket design, but it is not the only way. Those of you that follow Jane's blog or receive her newsletters know that she finds inspiration for her colour palettes wherever she goes. When Jane has an idea, she surrounds herself with the yarns that evoke the same feelings and start to design. Jane is fortunate in that she has an abundance of yarn in the studio, but you can do the same using felt tip pens, coloured pencils and paper.
Jane is fascinated by how recolouring a design can completely change the way it looks and she loves to see other crocheters versions of her designs, especially those that have used an alternative colour palette. With this in mind Luise and Jane thought it would be really fun to invite you to colour in a chart representation of one of Jane's Delft design to see what wonderful ideas you can come up with. Dont' worry - this isn’t a design competition! You do not need to know how to design, or even how to crochet, all you need to do is colour in a chart and pop it in the post!
The idea is that the entries will be judged and a selection of finalists will be chosen after a public vote. Winners will be given prizes and the yarn colour packs for the new colour ways, which will include the winner’s name and inspiration, will subsequently be available via Stylecraft stockists. The colour substitution documents for each new colour way will also be available as free downloads via this web site and will feature in an updated version of the Delft Blanket crochet pattern later on this year.
The competition is being launched in support of the release of a newly worked version of Jane's Delft blanket pattern, which uses Stylecraft Life DK. The patterns for the blue and cream colour way, which was inspired by Jane's love of Delftware and The Willow Pattern china, are available now by following this link, where you will also findmore information about the design. You can find yarn kits, which include the pattern and a sew in label, by following the same link.
We really hope that you like the thought of entering the competition. Don't forget that the competition closes on the 15th of February. You can find more information in this month's copy of Simply Crochet Magazine and via Stylecraft's social media platforms.