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Stonehaven, North East Scotland, United Kingdom
Shoogly Beads is a husband and wife design team based beside the sea in Stonehaven on the lovely Northeast coast of Scotland. Mike is responsible for the gorgeous polymer clay beads and Pat is responsible for the jewellery design. The 'Shoogly' part of our name comes from a good Scots word meaning shaky, wobbly, swinging......just what beads and charms should do when you hang them off things.......a charm bracelet should be very shoogly as should dangly earrings! We also make and sell exclusive beads, pendants, charms, buttons and other bits and pieces in polymer clay. These can be used for your own creations! Pat has also re-discovered her love of painting and other crafts and some of these have been added to our shops. Currently we are selling our contemporary jewellery, polymer clay, art work and knitting via Folksy and Etsy

Friday, 23 September 2011

Re-discovering Arts and Crafts - Knitting

I have spent quite a bit of time this past year re-visiting or re-discovering arts and crafts that I loved when I was much younger! The latest re-visit is to knitting.
As well as learning from my mother and grandmothers I was  taught knitting along with other crafts at school. In those days (I'll not mention when!) even the boys had to learn to knit!
Later on, in my student days, designing my own knitting went hand in hand with designing jewellery, my own clothes and anything else that needed making when I couldn't afford to buy! Nothing complicated...plain and simple designs that could be embellished or made to look different with the use of different yarns and materials.
My latest re-discovery led to knitted pieces being the latest additions to the ShooglyBeads shop. I find I'm once more hooked on knitting!
As part of my research into what sells and how people are currently pricing their items I visited lots of knitting shops on Folksy. There are some wonderfully talented knitters out there so I decided to sing the praises of some in a little treasury. As always I can't include everyone but here's what caught my eye..... Apologies for including my own....!
Click on the pictures to be taken to the original shops where you can explore to your heart's content!



SHOP NAME 1
footfetish-socks
SHOP NAME 2
A Knit 4 All Seasons
SHOP NAME 3
Tickled Pink Sheep
SHOP NAME 4
NOfkantsCurios
SHOP NAME 5
Erkinwald
SHOP NAME 6
ShooglyBeads

2 comments:

  1. It's amazing the stuff you can make with wool and a couple of needles. Lovely things you've featured.

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  2. Great choices. I love the pink fingerless gloves! My friend taught me to knit but I am terrible at patterns since I lose count! It is such a neat craft that is so versatile.

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