Saturday, 28 May 2011

trio spiral necklace with wooden beaded tassel

This new style longer length necklace has just hit the virtual shelves of the Mosaic Tree on line store!

Check out the 'make a statement' design - trio spiral detail, wooden beaded tassel and rich hedgerow colours.  Measuring approx 34cm (excluding beaded tassel), enjoy the warm olive green, burnt orange, burgundy and light green colour range. 

Lightweight, easy to wear and no fiddly catch as stretches to slip over your head.  100% original - this is the necklace that will get your outfit noticed.

Visit to buy this item. 

Commissions welcome - contact Mosaic Tree to discuss your requirements for handknitted necklaces -

Friday, 27 May 2011

The Crafty Network

This enterprising group of crafters have set up this great new Facebook page, The Crafty Network. 

In their own words:

"We are a trio of hardworking crafty ladies/mums who are looking to set up a Network of UK crafters & suppliers first by Facebook then via a website. Our aim is to build a network to promote and support other crafters/craft suppliers and event organisers. Provide and seek advice, hold competitions and generally showcase all the wonderful crafts/products/events out there.

Please pass the word, as our network grows, hopefully we can all benefit from it."

Attention has been paid to the content making it a useful and accessible resource for crafters.  I've been particularly impressed by the discussion pages which have been recently added.  One lists other facebook pages that promote the crafting community in various ways through networking.  As an enterprising crafter always on the lookout for promotional opportunities, I welcomed this addition and have already posted on several sites, showcasing Mosaic Tree to a wider audience.  All these opportunities that I've explored so far have been free which is another benefit.

To get in touch with them go to:

To find the networking link  - go to The Crafty Network facebook page, click on 'discussions' (in left hand menu) and click on Networking Pages.

Please spread the word about this fantastic resource.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

pink stripey baby hat - cuter than cute!

Cat eared baby's hat 0-6 months. Knitted in cotton rich wool, the dusty pink turn up edge, flower detail and pink stripes will mean that the lucky baby will be even cuter than already (if that's possible!). Approx measurements: width 15cm, length 12cm. Arrives wrapped in biodegradable cellophane.

.......teddy not included!

Here's the link....

Facebook - use of your photos - set your permissions

It is worth being aware that Facebook may wish to use your photos etc in the future in various ways. If you prefer for this not to happen, then you can set your account settings on your pesonal profile as follows:
Go to:
personal profile, account, account settings, facebook adverts, adverts shown by 3rd parties, edit 3rd party advert settings, set to:
Adverts shown by third parties – no one.
This is what facebook says:
Facebook does not give third party applications or advert networks the right to use your name or picture in adverts. If we allow this in the future, the setting you choose will determine how your information is used.
You may see social context on third party sites, including in adverts, through Facebook social plugins. Although social plugins enable you to have a social experience on a third party site, Facebook does not share your information with the third party sites hosting the social plugins. Learn more about social plugins.
If we allow this in the future, show my information to – then put in your chosen setting.

Please pass this information on.

Knitting Help

Every crafter learns their craft from somewhere, either at a young age or, if you’re like me, learning as an adult.  I started over the Christmas period 2009 when, in a rare turn of events, I found myself with some down time.  I started with the absolute basics – a pair of mini knitting needles (designed for children!), a children’s knitting book, a very gaudy ball of wool and a lot of determination. 

I then took my needles and ball of wool everywhere, asking any likely looking individual if he or she would be able to help.  Even at the hairdressers, I accosted an older lady and she showed me the art of picking up a dropped stitch – but her hands went oh-so-fast that I was grateful for her help, but still none the wiser!

Living a long way from my mum makes it tricky for me to ask her when I need help.  Dropped knitting stitches are more visual than a phone call!  So, I resorted to the internet for help with learning new skills.  The cable stitch demo video and I got on like a house on fire – it was constant stop/start/freeze frame and repeat for many hours!  YouTube is great place to hang out.

I then looked further afield for some like minded people.  This was when I came across the international online knitting community that is a one stop shop for help and all knitting-related chat. – is the place and the name really does say it all.  If you’re a knitter, do drop by to say ‘hello’ on the forum – it’s a really friendly and supportive place.

Do you have an online community where you chat about your own craft?  If so, do get in touch with your craft and the website link.  It’d be great to start a list of all these treasure sites so that there’s a personally recommended resource that crafters can use.  Send me your thoughts.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Craft Design Month

What is Craft and Design Month?

Hundreds of craft events already take place successfully every year during the month of May; now Craft and Design Month can bring them all together under one banner to collectively target national and regional media. There are also lots of opportunities for people to organise something especially for Craft and Design Month.
The overall aim is to achieve wider publicity and public awareness of the fine craft and design that exists in the UK today.
This project receives no funding or grant aid. It is entirely based on the simple concept of people working together for the benefit of the whole creative community and is sponsored by craft&design magazine, who have launched this unique opportunity to celebrate and promote crafts across the UK. 

Note from Mosaic Tree - Calling all crafters and customers alike, please support this.

a mini selection of spiral brooches

Listed today on Mosaic Tree shop on Folksy.

Click on this link to whizz straight there yourself.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

"Its Darling" Vintage and Artisan Fair, Bath - 16th July 2011

Come and find Mosaic Tree at the Its Darling Artisan and Vintage Fair in Bath on 16th July 2011.  This high quality event is for vintage or hand made goods only; stall holders are hand picked so your are guaranteed to be in for a treat! 

We'll be there all day (9.30am - 5.30pm) and this is your opportunity to pop by and say' hello' and to see Mosaic Tree's items in all their glory!  Please share this info (and the link) with all your friends who you think may be interested in this event.

For more information on Its Darling Fairs, check out
And to whet your appetite even more, check out these photos from the Its Darling Spring Fair -

cable twist berry mobile phone cover

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Unique hand knitted berry mobile phone cover with cable twist and cream button fastening. Washable cotton rich wool.


Makes finding your phone that much easier and protects it from the worst of the scratches.

Keeps your phone warm on chilly nights and looking cool the rest of the time!
Measurements (approx): 10.5cm length x 6.5cm width.

And here it is - cable twist up close!

And now for a close up of the fastening....

For the full story or to buy, please see....