Once upon a time a budding artist and crafter decided to teach some sunny little art courses to other people also interested in creating stuff. After a few happy months of playing with ideas, ...
Once upon a time a budding artist and crafter decided to teach some sunny little art courses to other people also interested in creating stuff. After a few happy months of playing with ideas, creating works, crafting, studying, printmaking and generally making a good old mess, in 2003, Magenta Sky was born, and that budding artist was Susan Yeates.
You've heard of blue sky thinking? Well, here we believe in 'Magenta Sky Thinking.' Think creatively, always look to learn new things and make, make make!
We just love making ‘stuff’ and have expanded from teaching just art and printmaking to other techniques such as sewing, crochet and other creative projects! Sharing our knowledge, ideas and motivating others to be creative is what we are all about!
We gain inspiration from a huge variety of sources… the world at large, fabric shops, exhibitions, car boot sales, photographs, other artists, magazines, books, people and places. Sometimes even a word or phrase will provide inspiration for a sewing project to make, a print to produce or even a workshop to teach!
We have loads of creative stuff available on our website www.magenta-sky.com. This includes a blog, free downloads, video tutorials, images, courses, patterns and much much more!
Wrap up warm in this beautifully soft and stripy scarf
made from extra fine merino wool.
Using a combination of five different colours of extra fine merino wool and three basic crochet stitches (UK terms), we work in straight rows to create big thick stripes for this ultra-warm, yet super-soft scarf. With a pretty pink scalloped detail on either end, this is a beautiful little piece to hang around your neck once complete!
A simple crochet pattern - great for beginners and crochet-enthusiasts alike!