Friday, 5 October 2012

Late to the party...

Old-style crafts are most certainly in vogue. Snurk Granny bed linen set, from £70, and Lily crochet rug, £375, heals.co.uk

I thought you might be interested in a little article I found on The Daily Mail website. The store Heals have digitally printed granny squares onto their bed linen.... and have produced a granny square patterned rug. It is part of their "Heritage" range. They are a little late to the party I have to say!

The above image does make my heart sing though... I think partly because I am going through  an interior "black phase". How fabulous is the Plant and Moss Odd couple bench? At £1850 it will have to stay fabulous in the store.... What are your views on digitally printed granny squares fabric? My feeling is you can't beat handmade, but I do love the idea of a granny square  duvet cover and pillowcases.

My latest black purchase also made my heart sing this week...


Thank you so much for your Sky blanket comments. I had never thought about the blanket being tweed-like, but it is very similar to tweed fabric now you mention it. I do a couple of rows every day and I am enjoying how warm it is. As you may have noticed from my header, I have put the Kaleidoscope blanket on our bed. More squares have been added to the white blanket and it now consists of 400 squares. I have made it into a square blanket of 20 x 20. This weekend I am going to start the border.


I'm going now to have another look at Heal's website and then a trip to our furniture charity shop.

I look forward to hearing what you think about the above article and I hope you have a weekend full of fun and laughter x

25 comments:

Jacquie said...

Hi , ummmmmmm I think the rug works because it is a design based on granny squares and I like it a lot . But the bedding looks like it is photographed crochet ....not nice I think. As you say , you cant beat the real thing.
Good look at the charity shop.....Think you could get someone to make a bench like that from a couple of chairs and plank of wood :0)
Jacquie x

Jacquie said...

Oh , forgot to say your kaleidoscope blanket looks amazing on your bed.....can't wait to see it with a border too.
x

Liz said...

That is a huge blanket! Good luck with the edging.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

ariadne said...

As I am never going to have a handmade granny square blanket maybe I would get an immitation cover!Anyway the photo tricked me I thought it was real!AriadnefromGreece!

Sandra said...

I love the kaleidoscope blanket on your bed. It looks fantastic! I'm not keen on the digitally printed granny squares on the rug... the real thing is so much better!
Even the stars (actresses!) are wearing granny square dresses now... and we have been loving them for years before fashion grabbed hold of them!

Kate said...

Hello :)
My first thought when I saw the picture was " Its gonna take me forever to make one of those" so glad I read on. I love it and would really like a duvet set but that wont stop me making a giant granny square blanket. Thanks for finding and sharing.
Kate x

Stins said...

At first I loved the look of that duvet cover, but real is even better of course!

Carol said...

DH had spotted it in the Mail and told me about "the crocheted rug". I've seen it in another publication and love it, however, I think it might get quickly destroyed by our cat who likes "plucking" rugs.
Wonder whose blanket was used to make the digital image because it looks familiar?
Carol xx

Kathleen Bernett said...

Back in the 1990s when I was quilting, there were many printed fabrics of quilt blocks that were out there. I don't know if they were trying to fool people or not, but sometimes you would find them being sold "quilted" for the same price as a pieced quilt. The same could be said of this granny square printed coverlet, but since they would have a harder time selling it as "real" crochet, I wouldn't fault them much. It might be fun to have, but not at that price(!). Not everyone can crochet, but they might love the look.

Frances said...

The newspaper article is quite funny...and reminds me that every five to ten years or so we get a media report that Knitting is Back! Faux granny squares just seem weird.

Your kaleidoscope afghan is amazing, and I'm sure that it's coziness equals its beauty. Bravo!

MeMeRose said...

oh thank you Frances... the kaleidoscope is by far my favourite creation and the colour therapy and warmth it gives is very fitting for a bed blanket x

MeMeRose said...

It has just dawned on me that we bought a faux patchwork duvet set just the other week... not disimilar in principle to the printed crochet. It is a steep price I agree. The way to go is to scoure the vintage fairs for crochet blankets if you want the look without crocheting yourself.

MeMeRose said...

I'll ask the hubby if he is up for a challenge... there are certainly plenty of vintage wooden chairs in the house... garage...loft...

Bought a black pouf from the charity shop in faux leather... the telephone now lives on it!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I think what you create if far,far superior to any digitally printed duvet cover! Have a good weekend! Ada :)

Anneli said...

The last picture is just pure crochet goodness, perfect colors! <3 :)

Hazel said...

I like it! Love the bedding. x

Lilli said...

I don't like the bedding at all - it looks flat and uninteresting and the colours are dull. I'm not keen on the rug either, but I'm not really a fan of black in home decor. If it had a cream background I think I'd like it. Sorry Heals, I'll stick with making my own :)

Your kaleidoscope afghan is beautiful, by the way, I love the colours.

Rosangela said...

Lindo, lindo.
Parabéns.

Lynne said...

I always add a little black into my decorating, it gives your eye a place to rest from color, but is dramatic at the same time. I like that rug, but for some reason, everything together in that room seems like overkill to me. Just the rug or bed cover alone would make a statement. You header looks beautiful!

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

I love that rug - but the blanket is another story. You need the real thing. Yours are far more beautiful. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

vintage grey said...

A neat idea!! Love your new black find!! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

susan said...

I was in primark some months ago now and saw a printed 'granny stripe' towel, it looked a bit 'Lucyish'. I nearly bought it, then I didn't and now wish I had. bum.
Susan x
PS, prefer the real thing, even if it takes ages to make.

CrochetBlogger said...

Great find on the granny printed fabric. I recently wrote on article on my own blog about crochet-printed fabrics and a lot of those were granny squares. Many came from Spoonflower where you can design and print your own fabric.

μπλεγμένο κουβάρι said...

Hi to you and your wonderful blog! We have the same passion! Crocheting!!
Have a nice day!

μπλεγμένο κουβάρι said...

Hi to you and your wonderful blog!!
We have the same passion! crocheting!!
Have a nice day!