Hi...my name is Michele and welcome to Handmadebymeg. 
This is me tucking in to a good old cream tea. (One of my favourite things).

I created this blog in order to share posts about where I have picked up ideas and inspiration for the things I make, together with hints and tips about things I have found work well or, in some cases, not so well. Yes, I fess up about the flops too. I prefer to refer to them as learning opportunities!

I also share posts showing the finished articles, and links I think may be useful. I hope to inspire others to have a go and get creative as there's nothing quite like the satisfaction of completing a project or perhaps being able to give the gift of something lovingly handmade to someone dear.

I have a special interest in the old traditonal crafts such as rag rugging and knitting. My Grandmother taught me to knit one summer holiday when I was about eight years old. She had probably run out of other ways to keep me and my younger sister out of mischief! I took to it like a duck to water and have been knitting pretty much ever since, and although I enjoy experimenting with lots of other crafts, I always find myself returning to the comfort of a couple of clicking needles eventually.

These days my knitting projects seem to be linked with ideas around recycling (knitting with different materials) and felted knitting. I have also become involved with an amazing charity called Knit a Square (KAS) who provide knitted blankets, clothes and toys to South African AIDS orphans. 

Although I grew up in Cornwall, I am now lucky enough to live in glorious South Devon on the edge of Dartmoor and only 20 minutes from the coast. These surroundings should be inspiration enough for anybody, but I also get ideas from lots of things I see around me when I'm out and about, and even from work, as well as the usual sources of places like Pinterest and Facebook.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about anything on these pages.
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