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May 06, 2014


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Oh Lucy-Lucy-Lucy ... I vowed to myself I would NOT get sucked into the wonderful world of Mandalas, simply because I knew there'd be no turning back ... but I cannot resist the invitation to contribute! Oh d-d-dear (As Piglet would say). I'm in!! :-D

Sara Jenkins

That's tomorrow's evenings crochet sorted! :)
I wasn't sure what to do with the star flower mandala I made. So I turned it into a cushion.
It seems a great way to display it!


Hi Lucy ,
I hope to make a mandala for you
Love Carole from Rossendale xxx

Angela-Southern USA

Just one?!!!! That will be hard to do, but I will, just for you Lucy. ;D I've seen those same photos when I was searching for the same. I've done retro themed potholders along the top of the walls in my kitchen, and just love them, the favorite of all the decorating I've done over the years. Ever tea cup ones to go with my tiffany blue tea pot clock. I even have a bicycle yarn bombing project in the works for my garden.lol Happy hooking!


Thank you! I missed out on the bunting craze last year and was hoping I could participate this year and you gave us a chance!

Lizy Tish

Wonderful! Love the picture of the Anu Tuominen exhibit.... just awe inspiring. I will attempt to send you a mandala wheel - I'm a crochet novice but will TRY!


I'll try to do one - I like the idea of just concentrating on one to send! - I'm trying to re-do my 'grenier (attic) workroom' at the mo so I haven't much time to spare - but I like the idea of just one per person!!


I haven't joined in the mandala-mania yet but think I will have to now. Just one won't hurt will it....I mean I won't become an addict with just one....:-)

Really hoping another Mummy duck and her ducklings will make an appearance too.


I just read your blog about keeping track of 582 triangles that were sent last time. It might help, if you created a google form, for those of us to fill out when we send to you. That way you will have our info already, know what is on it's way and will be able to check it off when you receive it. then you wont have to keep it in a notebook.


Alas, I must confess I have succumbed to mandala-mania...they are so fun and joy is immediate while crocheting them. Looking forward to doing one for Yarndale and I promise to send only one altho' I'm sure I'll make mounds of them. I love your pattern and will do that one first and see how it goes. Thx Lucy...Hugs, M


I would love to make one! I've been making cotton dish cloths, so I have lots of colorful scraps! I'm in California. I really wish I could visit Yorkshire someday - for now, I'll just re-read and watch Pride & Prejudice over and over again!! A few years ago, the AMGEN Tour of California (similar to the Tour de France) had a "leg" of the tour come through my town. It was a lot of fun!


Hi Lucy, I love this new Yarndale project....can't wait to make one to send to you....and one for my wall :0)
So many gorgeous pattens to choose from too, wonderful.
Jacquie x


I haven't yet been sucked into the mandala world but looking at your pictures, i think i might soon...

Can't wait to see the display! I reckon these mandalas would also look beautiful if you attached a string and hung them from a large tree...

Take care

Steph Clarey

Yeah! I've been waiting for this!! I missed contributing to the bunting last year (late starter in the Attic24 revolution!) but it was fabulous. I enjoyed reading about all the different contributing countries and choosing my favs from around the mart. Can't wait to try a few designs and thanks for the PVA tip. The mandala I just made was too soft to lie flat against a wall so I'll try this technique. Oooooooh Yarndale! Yippee! Silly excited and luvin it!


Hi Lucy, I want to help you for Yarndale this year again! I'll develop only one mandala flower for the exposition....it' sa great pleasure help you....you give us a lot of ideas in your blog. If you want you can visit my blog for my new giveaway.
Have a nice day! (I'm sorry for my english: I'm italian!).


Hi Lucy -- Mine's done -- the crochet part. I need to stiffen it and should be able to get it off this week -- all the way from the west coast of Canada. I missed out on the bunting last year so am glad for the chance to get on the Yarndale bandwagon this year. And while I'm here commenting for the first time -- thanks for writing your blog -- allowing us glimpses of your family life and your creative life there in Yorkshire. I'm pretty sure you're an inspiration to a lot of people.


I'm definitely going to try and make one of these for you. They're all going to look amazing!


What a fantastic idea, i'm def in, wish I lived nearby so I could see, in person, the main event.
Ireland's a bit off the beaten track :)
Karen x

Catherine Pritchard

I'm going to have a go tonight and if I'm successful will bring it to the workshop on the 10th. Thinking about coming to Yarndale too!


Thanks so much for the patterns. I'm thinking this will be a good holiday project and would love to be a little part of Yarndale again. Will look forward to seeing them all.


I'm definatly in! I have some scraps of colourful cotton left over from making your happy flower so this will be perfect. Always wanted to make a mandala but never knew what I would use it for so this is a great excuse. Hopefully will be sending it off to you soon!


Hi Lucy,
I love the idea: it's the first time I hear about it. I'll try to make one and send it to you.
Have success and fun to Yarndale!
Love from Belgium


When I first learned to crochet I used to drive my mother crazy because I'd make lots of these (not as beautifully creative as yours I hasten!) and I didn't know what to do with them so I'm put them under every cup or vase I could find around the house! I lOVe the wall with them all displayed together, if only I'd had that idea all those years ago, they wouldn't have been such a nuisance! ;)
Beautiful beautiful work Lucy.xx


one will be coming your way all the way from Australia. What a wonderful idea!


Yay Yay Yay!! I LOVE those mandala patterns, especially the sunny flower one!

I was asked earlier this year if I would be willing to come along to our local Autism Support Group and teach the basics of crochet. I reluctantly (very scary!!) agreed and we started with a group of 6. Well there are now 17 of us and our last class I was teaching crocheting circles, and we are using our circles to make your wee birds. (I hope that's ok, I do not make any money from the classes and their £1.50 donation covers room hire and tea!)

So this would be the perfect project for them to practice their new found mandala making skills!

Anyway! That is a very long winded way (sorry) of asking, if some members of our wee group are interested in taking part, would it be ok to post them all together? I will include each person's name and details for you.

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