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  • Jean Greenhowe Designs Bazaar Knits (20 Pages)
  • Jean Greenhowe Designs Bazaar Knits (20 Pages)
  • Jean Greenhowe Designs Bazaar Knits (20 Pages)

Bazaar Knits (20 Pages) by Jean Greenhowe Designs

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This booklet is absolutely packed with over forty imaginative novelties for charity fund-raising and gifts for family and friends.

The centre piece in Bazaar Knits is Jean's superb Pedlar Doll. During the late 18th and early 19th centuries pedlars travelled the countryside selling their wares and it became a popular pastime to make pedlar dolls. These could be constructed from various materials - some were even made with dried apple heads. These old dolls have since become collectors' items and are often seen in museums. Jean's charming Pedlar Doll is unique because everything is knitted, including her many wares. Why not make her for a charity raffle, as a special gift or just for yourself. Perhaps your creation may prove to be a collectors' item of the future or an heirloom to treasure. The Pedlar Doll measures 29cm (11½in) in height to the top of her bonnet.

As to the rest of the Bazaar Knits ... it is difficult to know where to start.

For example with the Cacti you have a choice of five characters. There are three Comical Cacti in plant pots, Finger Puppets in miniature pots and Pop-Up Cacti giving hours of play.

Have you ever told someone 'you deserve a medal'? Well now you can award your own hand-knitted versions with our Message Medals. They measure 18cm (7in) in length and there are instructions for how to create your own colour schemes. So, why not show someone you care by saying 'well done', 'thank you' or 'No 1 Mum'.

We have lots of choice in the knitted jewellery section. Little girls won't be able to resist the Babyface Brooches - complete with soothers. They measure just 4cm (1½in) across and the faces and hats are knitted in one piece.

The delicate Flower Brooches represent a daisy, buttercup, pansy and nasturtium. Liquorice Sweets magically transform into a knitted necklace, key-rings and ear-rings as well as a very original noughts and crosses game. Plastic throw-away bottles can also be turned into pretty Flower Bracelets.

The Cosy Family are five egg cosies guaranteed to keep your eggs warm at breakfast. Dad wears a peaked cap, Mum a flowery bonnet, the Twins have bobble hats and Baby is snoozing with his soother. Each character comes with a removable knitted egg designed to hold the cosy in perfect shape when not in use.

The Tangerine and Lemon Sachets look just like the real thing and there are hints on how they can be scented.

The same applies to the Fragrant Finery Sachets, three perfect garments in miniature, plus a small handbag. All these are sure to sell like hot cakes at your charity sale and they only require oddments of yarn. The mini sweater measures 7cm (2¾in) in length.

There are three very realistic and yummy Pincushion Cakes. You won't believe how easy it is to produce the battenburg 'quartered' effect. Good enough to eat we say!

Our novelty Wristwatch Pincushions are very handy indeed for the needlewoman when a pin is required quickly.

And for ladies who can never find those handbag essentials there is a trio of delightful and useful Handbag Accessories. The matching make-up bag, glasses case and tissue pocket are all trimmed with dainty flowers.

Children will love the Rainbow Playballs and Hot Air Balloon complete with basket and Finger Puppet passengers. The main parts of the balls and balloon are knitted in just one piece. The large Playball measures 38cm (15in) in circumference.

The versatile Little Bugs can be made in minutes as miniature toys, pencil toppers or amusing 'bookworm' bookmarks. The bug is 7cm (2¾in) long.

Our Aeroplane Toy and Mobile are firm children's favourites. Measuring 13cm (5in) from nose to tail they are so plump you'll want to hug them. Imagine how fantastic the Mobile would look displayed in a bedroom.

Would you think it possible to knit a decorated Picture Frame? This sweet flower-trimmed version is worked in garter stitch and measures 14.5cm (5¾in) in diameter. A pocket is included at the back of the frame so that you can change photographs or pictures as often as you like.

The last items are a Desk Tidy and Spooky Bank for saving up coins. These designs are so marvellous they look like knitted sculpture! Both measure about 10cm (4in) in height and are based upon the same pattern. The details and 'stone' effects are created with marker pen and if you are wondering how you will manage to make those realistic 'steps' leading up to the towers - they are just strips of garter stitch.


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