Tuesday, February 12, 2008
MYpicot - My New Favourite
I came across MYpicot.com a couple of weeks ago and just thought I'd share a few of the treasures I've found there. The site features a mix of for sale and free patterns in a variety of categories from multi-colour (Like the ripple sample to the left.) to quilt motifs and even 3-D objects such as flowers, butterflies, and the Christmas tree featured below.
Most of these patterns are written out as charts and use British English terminology when they do have written instructions. Personally I've never worked from just a chart before, so the first time I try one of these it's going to be a bit of a challenge.
Luckily, the site offers some assistance in its Diagrams section where you can find a chart that explains which American stitches are equivalent to the British ones. There's also a handy "How to follow a diagram" link in this section.
Another feature I really like is these samples of the quilt motifs and how they demonstrate what the overall pattern will look like once you've sewn a few pieces together.
If you have a few moments take some time to browse around MYpicot. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift idea for someone else or just a way to use up some of that leftover wool that's been building up, I'm sure you'll see something that catches your eye.