Cushions CUSHION GALLERY This woven cushion cover was worked in cotton and linen threads on a four shaft hand loom. I made this cushion for my in-laws’ Golden Wedding anniversary. I love the three dimensional look of this sort of embroidery, so I made up a pattern using my mother-in-law’s favourite colours and a bit of gold thread. It was surprisingly easy to do. This is the second cushion I made for my daughter’s new house, and this side developed a bit of a life of its own…. I wanted to make a cushion as a housewarming present for my daughter. I made it up as I went along and it shows! I’m now making a second which is getting a bit weird, but now I know I can call it freeform crochet or ‘scrumbling’! http://www.crochet.nu/scjwc/index.html Freeform crochet, a way of just doing what you wish with leftover lengths of yarn. I inherited a book on patchwork from my husband’s aunt and had a go. The patchwork is cut out using paper templates and is then hand sewn. I enjoy the creativity and several family members now have patchwork cushions of different designs to complement their décor. Crazy patch cover, a chance to play with patterns and colours, and then adding a little embroidery to finish off.