Thursday, October 11, 2012

Homemade Christmas & Homemade Knit Sew Crochet By Ros Badger

I had the great pleasure of meeting Ros Badger when she held a sewing masterclass course, held in the beautiful Château Dumas here in France two years ago. I discovered Ros to have an incredible eye for detail and colour and she had then a seemingly endless amount of patience (I fear I might have used it all up!) plus she has a great sense of humour. I was making a bag and got carried away with the hole punch and tore the material. I went to Ros and she looked at it, smiled, and took the bag from me and said go and do something else and leave this with me! Within 15 minutes she was back and my bag was repaired, she had found a scrap of material that matched the bag and made a label and, well I never, it was perfect.
She told me she learned how to crochet at the age of eight, and has made things all her life, customising clothes, restoring old furniture, growing food, flowers and cooking everything from bread to vegetarian feasts.

In recent years, as well as working as a stylist for magazines and newspapers, including the Telegraph and Sunday Times. Ros also has a mail order business called “Little Badger” which specializes in fashionable hand knitwear and T shirts for children, using logos and imagery previously not associated with children’s wear: Website is currently being updated.

Little Badger's customers are worldwide and have included celebrities from Nicole Kidman to Bono, as well as many figures in the fashion world. Website currently being updated.
An ex-designer for Betty Jackson and Marks & Spencer among others, Ros also did a stint as knitwear expert on the C4 Big Breakfast programme.

Ros also hosts Pop Up Shops under the trade name 'Its LovelinessIncreases'. Scouring markets across the UK and France, she sells vintage finds, from furniture, paintings and textiles to objet d'art and mid century contemporary pieces.

Ros's most recent books, “Christmas & Festive Decorations” and “Knit Sew& Crochet” each book has 25 innovative projects for you to make for yourself or friends, both books will be on sale from the 11th October 2012 just in time for you to get out your knitting needles, crochet hooks and sewing machines and learn to make something truly original. Ros is sponsoring 4 books and the winners will each receive two craft books which she will personally autograph, doesn't get better than that!
Previous books from Ros include Homemade: “Gorgeous Things to Make with Love” which she co-authored with Elspeth Thompson is published by Harper Collins in the UK and Skyhorse Publishing in the USA.
Ros is also the author of two successful knitting books, Little Badger ContemporaryClassics (Ebury press) and Instant Expert Knitter (Octopus books).

This giveaway is open worldwide and I will be using Rafflecopter again, so good luck and  a huge thanks to Ros for her generosity.

Dates for your diary.....
Daylesford Organics nr Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG

5th & 6th November 
Preview Monday 5th  6.00 pm and 9.30 pm
Tuesday 6th  9.30 am and 4.00 pm
CHRISTMAS FAIR in aid of WellChild  5th & 6th November 
10% of sales go to this charity.

Selvedge at Chelsea Town Hall
Selvdedge Winter Fair
November 10th 10am -4pm
Chelsea Town Hall
Kings Road
London SW1
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Peter Hopkinson said...

Great books right up my lady's street she will love these. Thanks for the chance

Birgit said...

I'd like her to write something encouraging as I am a humble beginner when it comes to crafting!

Birgit said...

I shared on FB, but there was no field in the form to fill in the link, so here goes:

Chrissie Marshall said...

Thanks for your entry Birgit and I will go and sort the facebook share out. Good luck

gail said...

just her signature please

Wendy Wise said...

A signature would be lovely!

Zeem said...

Interesting books.. great ideas here ! x

Peter Hopkinson said...

Wondering if my good lady could knit me some socks if she wins this book, who knows

Anonymous said...

I would like her to write: Good luck with you re projects.

Eve Harris said...

Her signature would be lovely!

Peter Hopkinson said...

To my Crafty lady love Peter xx

Szappanbubi said...

-Sparkly Luck and don't give up!*-
thanks :D

Melinda B said...

Amazing! I would love to win her new books! :) I would like her to write: 'Melinda, enjoy my books! :)'

Kim Reid said...

I would love her autograph in the book - Thanks!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Sydney in Wonderland said...

I would love her to say something that would keep me from throwing my crochet hooks out the window every time it gets hard! Something that would make it okay when you realise your entire work surface is covered in glue! Something about taking deep breaths?

--Sydney, in Stitches

Chrissie Marshall said...

Ha ha Sydney your asking a lot but shall we ask her anyway. Thanks for entering and good luck

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