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a knitted cushion kit from wool and the gang

wool and the gang | Hannah in the house

I haven’t crafted in sometime which is a shame as it really does relax me. I think the reason why I’ve paused on my craftiness is that I was crafting with no purpose, resulting in creating pointless clutter. Now that I’m embracing the art of minimalism and conscious design, I find it hard to craft for the sake of it. However Wool and the Gang have made a craft kit that I’ve fully embraced, knit your own cushion kit! AND I am in need of some nice cushions so it’s a perfect craft project for my home decor.

wool and the gang

What you get in the kit –

  • 2 x 200g balls of WATG’s Crazy Sexy Wool
  • 1 x 40cm x 60cm rectangle of woven Billie Jean fabric (optional)
  • 1 x Sewing needle

If you don’t have chunky 15mm knitting needles then you just need to select them on the site and they will add it to your order.

wool and the gang | Hannah in the house

I can only usually knit rectangles with the standard knit stitch, so I thought that a cushion would be a relatively easy task (hmmm). But sometimes I like a challenge and to learn something new so I chose the reoccuring dream cushion with a herringbone knit. In all honesty I was pretty bad when I first attempted this fancy herringbone knit. I created holes and extra loops, who knows what I was doing! I ended up unraveling my work and starting again, this time carefully watching the video tutorials
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wool and the gang | Hannah in the house

Here’s the result! I’m so happy with it! Knitting this cushion was a perfect distraction from my constant use of the laptop and phone. I’m tempted to make another one but (to settle my new found minimalist paranoia) I can only do so  once I’ve decided where the next cushion shall live.

What’s your latest crafty creation? If you fancy trying out on  of these kits then visit woolandthegang.com for all of the info.

H x

*This post was written in collaboration with Wool and the gang who kindly sent me the cushion kit. Thank you! 

All images and words are my own. Photography © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house

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1 Comment

  • Reply Flora January 11, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Ahhh you are so clever to be able to knit like this! It’s a craft I’ve been wanting to take up for some time, but clearly not enough as I haven’t actually bought any materials/tools watched any tutorials. This is lovely though – I would definitely pay for that cushion cover you’ve made as I’d love it on my sofa.. perhaps it’s time to give it a go!

    Flora
    http://www.theeverchanginghome.com

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