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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Yarndale

YARNDALE is a wonderful wooly festival held in the gorgeous market town of SKIPTON in North Yorkshire, England!

I was completely in awe of the fantastic 2013 YARNDALE BUNTING - some 6212 crochet granny triangles from all over the world strung up in a fantastic display of colour!    A wonderful feat organised and co-ordinated by Lucy of Attic 24.

WOW!    I thought to myself - how amazing it would be to be able to participate in something so COOL!!

AMAZINGLY this year I actually do get to play a teeny tiny part in Lucy's vision for Yarndale 2014.

Lucy asked me to design a fairly small mandala (no bigger than 20cm / 8 inches) which blog readers could make and send in for this year's YARNDALE YARNBOMB

I made three designs - thinking Lucy would select one of them!    She loved all three!    How chuffed am I???

The details of the yarnbomb are all in Lucy's latest Blog post - make one, or two, or three and send them off to Attic 24 - and be a part of this exciting project!!!

Don't forget to make a few for yourself too!!

GRANNY MINI MANDALA


 crochet mandala

SUNNY FLOWER MINI MANDALA 


crochet mandala

HAKUNA MATATA MINI MANDALA 


crochet mandala

16 comments:

  1. They are totally cute & I can see why Lucy chose all three! Thanks for the link, heading over there now!

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  2. You REALLY like colour don't you Zooty Owl !!!! lol! They are BEAUTIFUL !!!

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  3. Your patterns are gorgeous! How lovely to be part of Yarndale! Just need to decide which of your patterns to use!

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  4. That's brilliant, I love your designs I will be making some for sure. :)

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  5. Caren Pretorius7 May 2014 at 07:50

    Wonderlik mooi, ek sien jou goed in nou die hele internet vol, Pinterest, ens ens.

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  6. Are you collecting for Yarndale?

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  7. Hi! :) I just found this this morning and made one right away. Great design! Just posted about it http://swirlinghearts.blogspot.com/2014/05/heres-what-ive-been-making-since-330-a.html
    Thanks for sharing it!

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  8. Wow you've been busy lately - you are the Queen of Mandala's! I love them all and I will definitely be making one of yours for Yarndale, can't decide which one though as they're all fab, (you can only send one). I'll be going to Yarndale this year so will need to make it as bright as possible so I can spot it easily. Thanks again Zelna :-) X

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  9. Diane Simpkins7 May 2014 at 20:12

    This may seem like a stupid question to you, but can you explain the term Mandala to me. They are very pretty but what are they used for? are they doilies, or pot holders etc.? I really love your work. Especially the bright colors. I am in the U.S. Diane

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    1. It is not a stupid question at all Diane! A (according to Wikipedia) Mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल Maṇḍala, 'circle') is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. They make brilliant doilies, placemats, trivets, round cushions and bags, and with a bit of ingenuity can be turned into clothing pieces too!!

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  10. I love yours mandalas, there are so great with this colors ! Have a good day

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  11. So interesting to make up, love the 'twist stitch' and the braid effect on the border, great new stitches to try out!
    xx Pat

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  12. Gorgeous mini mandala's. Beauiful designed by you and so nice they picked all three designs.

    Love, Margaret

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  13. Congratulations Zelna on your designs being all picked I can imagine how chuffed you must be... still floating on cloud9 I would home even though this was a month ago... this exhilarating feeling returns each time you look upon your work... Can I ask what Hakuna Matata means... I tried to google it but it came back the same... I know a friend says it sometimes here n she is from Sth Africa too... Thanks n Thank You for your kindly sharing... <3

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    1. Thank you! Hakuna Matata is Swahili (spoken in East Africa) and it means "No Worries"!

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  14. There are 7 people who organise Yarndale. There were also a myriad of helpers and volunteers on the day and in the lead up. It's just that one person takes all the credit. A bit unfair really. Without the people who made the bunting and the mandalas, who strung the bunting together, who posted their contributions from around the world, to those who volunteered their services on the day itself for little thanks or acknowledgement, there would not be a yarndale worth visiting. It's a shame credit isn't given where it is due. It's a commercial concern not a charity, so you would think that is the least that would happen by the organisers, who are all just a bit quiet with their thank you's. I'm afraid it all seems rather greedy and in bad taste to me.

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