Jane has always been a lover of blue and cream pottery. When she was a child she would often visit her Auntie for afternoon tea and so was used to seeing the Willow Pattern on sandwich plates and teacups. The Willow Pattern featured an elaborate chinoiserie pattern that was popular towards the end of the 18th Century. Despite having an oriental style of design, pottery featuring the Willow Pattern originally came from Stoke On Trent in the UK, but a lot of pottery featuring the design also came from China via the East India Company.
Delftware from The Netherlands, which also features cream and blue designs, was in existence far earlier than its Stoke On Trent counterpart. Delftware often features flowers and birds and is famous for it's quality and intricate designs. Jane says she is really pleased with the outcome of this design and she loves the way the octagon motifs create the idea of tessellating decorated plates.
The kit contains the following yarns:
Stylecraft Life DK 100g balls
4 x 2305 Cream
2 x 2303 Oatmeal
2 x 2414 Ice Blue
3 x 2308 Cascade
3 x 2447 French Blue
1 x 2313 Navy
|Composition||75% Acrylic 25% Wool
Based On 1 reviews.
Like Jane, I love blue and white China, so when I saw this kit it immediately spoke to me. I made the blanket in the original Millamia yarn, which is so soft and easy to work with. The pattern is so easy to follow, it was a real pleasure to make. It is a beautiful blanket when finished, and I’m sure it would be just as lovely in the new yarn suggestion. Thanks to Jane for a lovely project!