ABOUT JEM WESTON 7
Bertie and Bea Bunnies 12
Bertie and Bea Quilts 20
Felted Toy Basket 30
Flock Pillow 34
Flock Wall Hanging 38
Flutterby Floor Pillow 42
Ginger Squirrel 50
Ginger Blanket 58
Pom Pom Bunting 66
Sleepy Owl Pillow 70
Ollie and Polly Elephant 76
Ollie and Polly Blankets 84
Circular Felted Rug 88
Jem Weston is a freelance designer, author and workshop tutor with a passion for colour and craft.
Jem's affection for knitting began at a young age when she was taught to knit by her Grandma. It grew into an addiction during her time at university where she studied Fine Art, focusing on sculpture and installation, often inspired by traditional crafts.
Having worked closely with Coats Crafts and Rowan Yarns since 2008, as the Rowan Design Consultant Manager and Coats Crafts Territory Manager, Jem is now a freelance Rowan Workshop Tutor.
Jem currently lives in Nottingham and is dedicated to passing on knitting skills through inspiring workshops and design.
I get to review lots of craft books of this ilk and I am pleased to say this one contains very little of all that feature writing fluff and nonsense which is refreshing. The photography promotes the projects very well. The project ideas have a wonderful modern take on nursery themes and are quite charming, and there would be a real sense of accomplishment if one is able to reproduce any one of the 14 items to match the quality presented in the book. This is best described as a 'how to do' pattern style book for those with some knitting and sewing crafting proficiency. Good value at GBP9.99. 'It's one of the best knitting pattern books I've seen for while'
For the full review: http://tssreviews.com/2016/01/13/craft-book-review-the-knitted-nursery-collection/* Debra Hall -TSS Reviews *
Looking for something to make for a new baby? There are fourteen projects in this book for toys, accessories and decorations to knit. Many of these form neat sets of items that will look great in any nursery with their modern, uncluttered style. An intermediate level of expertise is required as this is a book of patterns and skills include intarsia, reading charts, felting and toy making. This is particularly a book for those who enjoy intarsia as there is a lot of it in here, with rugs, blankets and pillows featuring pictures that are echoed in the toys or hanging decorations. Choose from birds, elephants, rabbits or owls in bright, cheerful colors and make the most of Rowan yarns, some pieces also featuring cotton-quilting fabrics. I've looked at lots of other books purporting to have toys suitable for babies but these really do seem to fit the bill. They have embroidered features and no "hard bits" or trailing parts apart from the squirrel's scarf which can be removed. You won't find photographic staged instructions in here but patterns written out and some charts for the intarsia, as well as lots of handsome photos of the items made up and displayed. This is a spaciously laid out book with large print and an airy, roomy feel to it that fits the unfussy style of the items. This is an attractive, modern book that is sure to appeal to any competent knitter looking for something to give a new baby.* Rachel Hyde - Myshelf.com *
Wow I have been crocheting for a number of years and I am
extremely surprised by the amount of new stitch designs to make
afghans. The use of the different stitches and colours have created
the most amazing mix. Each of the designs include a swatch picture,
written pattern and in chart form. Each design gives you the level
of crocheter so there are many different designs for different
levels of crocheter. Not only can you use these fantastic designs
to create your own afghan you can use them to design many more
things. I love the idea of creating different blocks from within
the book and making them into an afghan. This book is fantastic
value for money. Not only do you get so many different patterns you
also get beautiful colour ideas. Not only do you get access to the
patterns you also get access to Annie's stitch guide online. I
would highly recommend this book.
Full of amazing designs.
This is a sweet collection of 14 projects for a nursery. Mum and baby would both be thrilled with any of the projects in this book. Older siblings might pinch one or two as well. Favourite projects are the knitted animals. I also like the felted boxes made by knitting pieces, then felting in a washing machine. There is also a quilt that is a mix of knitting and fabric. These projects are very well designed. Beautifully photographed with easy to follow patterns, in a good font size that is easy to read. Recommended.* Karen Platt- yarnsandfabrics.co.uk *