Carefully adapted to fit perfectly within their hoop, the intricate pattern stretched taut to display all its beautiful details; these hoops are a unique way to make a statement in a room. I can make any of these designs in any colour combination that you would like, using hand dyed yarn brought from a range of indie dyers who can create colours or gradients to fit perfectly with the design and your interior design. Send me a message letting me know your favourite design and colours; I'd love to create a unique piece of art especially for you.
Bessy is named after my grandmother-in-law; its her middle name, but she's not a fan of it, so shushh, don't tell her I told you! Bessy is a vintage crochet doily pattern containing 24 pineapple motifs of different sizes. It is attached to a 60cm wooden hula hoop and can be made in any colour, or combination of colours you would like to fit perfectly within your home.
Adapted from a vintage pattern, Esther fits a 70cm in diameter wooden hula with her detailed and graceful pattern. My grandma was called Esther, sadly she never saw my work but I am sure that she would have liked it, although maybe not in a rainbow! What colour, or combination of colours would you pick? This hoop uses more than the 400m of yarn in one skein, so is often made with an outer ring of neutral creamy yarn, which makes the doily look as though it is floating its its wooden frame. If you would like whatever colour you choose to extend to the hula hoop just let me know when you place your order.
The Fran pattern got its name as while I was first perfecting her fit I was reading my son one of the Enid Blyton Faraway Tree books, in which the original Fanny has been renamed Fran for a more modern audience! As this is what I do, the name seemed appropriate. I adapt vintage doily patterns to be enjoyed again in a different, modern way.
Fran is the most delicate pattern I have perfected in this form. Fitting a wooden hula hoop 70cm in diameter its pattern makes the most of the negative space, allowing the colour from the wall behind to be involved. As with all my work, this can be made in any combination of colours to fit perfectly within your home. As with Esther it requires more than one skein of yarn, so I normally edge in a neutral shade to make the pattern float within its hoop; if you would prefer the same colour for the last few rounds just let me know.
With the tight swirl in the middle, Maggie is a bit different from the others. The central swirl is time consuming, but oh so effective in its 45cm hoop. As always, you pick your colours and I will arrange to have yarn dyed to go perfectly with your space.
Maud is the pattern that started it all, the first doily pattern I crocheted, the one I puzzled over until I could make fit neatly within its 20cm hoop. More recently I have made Maud hoops using thicker dk yarn (still hand dyed of course!) which fills a 45cm in diameter hoop. As this is the first, and therefore oldest pattern I worked on, it is named for my Gran who was called Maud. She had one of these hung in her home
Due to the smaller amount of yarn used in this pattern, this one does not suit a gradient, but I can use a separate colour for the centre, just let me know when ordering.
Named just because I like the name, Nora has a very lacy centre, with 16 pineapples around the outer ring. The little version is stretched taut within a 45cm hoop, the big version fits within a 70cm hoop and both can be made in any colour scheme you can envisage!
Penny was the first large hoop I made, the first time I used a hula hoop to display these beautiful patterns. And it is literally a wooden hula hoop 60cm in diameter! This pattern works beautifully, either with a solid colour or with a gradient as striking or as subtle as you like!
Named for the colourway of the first hoop I made in this pattern (Magma Rose by the lovely Pook Yarns) this 60cm in diameter hoop is slightly different from the normal patterns I use as it is based around a 6 pointed star with a very open centre with pineapple that are angled instead of pointing straight out.
Violet is a vintage doily pattern imagined anew in a 70cm hula hoop, named for the colour of the yarn of the first one I made and a nod to Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Family this beauty with its double ring of pineapples is sure to make a statement wherever it is hung!