Hello and welcome to Patchwork House . . . . .
my little corner of the world on the NW coast of England, where you will find me addicted to colour and playing with yarn!


2 June 2014

Mandala magic



Last week was half term
heaven
a blissful week at home
 full time at The Patchwork Heart

the weather was poor
 and
 I found myself housebound without a car all week
so what a good excuse for
playing with colours!

I dug out my stash of
 magazines and spend a lovely relaxing hour
 sifting through choosing patterns


I have always liked mandalas
for the sheer fun of choosing colours and trying new stitches

what are they for
???
well sheer pleasure I think!

having had a little go last year
at mandala making
 these fabulous patterns by Wink from
had caught my eye and
were on my to do list

so I dug out my stash of cottons and started playing with colours!



the magazine patterns
 have very clear simple instructions
 with step by step photos
 which made them a joy to follow
and once I started I couldn't stop!


oh so pretty and a riot of colour
but far too nice to hide under a bowl!


Mandala is Hindu for circle
 and the shapes are often seen as a symbol of wholeness


I have used
Stylecraft Cotton Classique
which is DK weight
but with a 3mm hook to give added firmness to the mats


I highly recommend this cotton yarn
 as one that doesn't split and is a pleasure to hook


It is available in 18 gorgeous bright colours
 and you can buy it
 HERE

So with that I will wish you happy hookin
 and get back to my next pretty mandala!

Heather
X X X


8 comments:

Renata said...

Cudne!

BumbleBri said...

Girl, these are so beautiful! I love your work and the way you styled each photo! You also answered my biggest question: What is a mandala! LOL! Thank you!!! I wanted to make some simply because they are beautiful to look at :-)

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

They are beautiful! :) x

Pammy Sue said...

I love all your mandalas! So pretty and summery. Wish we had access to those magazine patterns here in the U.S. I could probably figure it out by looking at yours...maybe I'll give it a go when I'm feeling more like a smarty pants. Today I'm feeling blonde. Ha-ha.

Linda Powell said...

What a great way to try out new stitches and practise with colours too. These look great Heather, I love them. Thanks for sharing, I really ought to have a go at a Mandala myself, they're so pretty :-)

cockney blonde said...

Love your mandalas, x

Gillian said...

Those mandalas look really lovely - very colourful. They're useful too which is a good reason for making them; as if you need a reason!!

Amjaylou said...

Hi Heather just found your lovely blog through Pat from Sunshine and a sewing basket. I see you've been bitten by the mandala bug too! I love all of yours, especially the turquoise and red one. Happy to be following :-)
Amanda x