Author, designer, freelance writer, tutor and wedding cake designer
Crochet Alongs (CAL)
AUTUMN/WINTER CAL BLANKET 2017
My Autumn/Winter Crochet Along Blanket has now launched with the first Part ready to be released on Friday 20th October.
The Yarn Pack is ready to buy in the Shop section of this website. Pre order your Yarn Pack now and receive all the yarn you need in time for the release date. Click here to purchase the CAL Yarn Pack and find out more information on the yarn used.
Note: You do not need to buy the pattern as well as the Yarn Pack. The Pattern is included in the Yarn Pack.
If you'd like to buy the Pattern only, this is available to buy separately. Click here to purchase the Pattern only.
Once you have bought the Yarn Pack or Pattern only option, the available Part will be emailed to you on the same release dates below or if you purchase after the CAL starts, the patterns will be available to download after your purchase.
The patterns will be released in Parts every two weeks (dates given below) and sent to you in a pdf format to the email address you have given in your order. I will also post up the pattern on the private CAL Facebook Group, which you will be joined into once you've made the purchase.
The Facebook invitation will be sent to the email make the order for the Yarn Pack or the Pattern only. If you have a different email address you use for your Facebook account, please email this to me, as this needs to be used to enable you to join the group. You can email me at email@example.com
The level for the blanket is suitable for all levels of crocheters: Beginners will enjoy working through some of the basic stitches and more experienced crocheters will be able to work confidently through the techniques following the clear instructions.
All the patterns have been pattern checked by a professional pattern checker.
As well as Nicki's input, there will be a fabulous and friendly community of CAL crocheters on Nicki's CAL Autumn/Winter 2017 Facebook Group to give support and guidance.
I’ve been working really hard to find the right designs and colours for the squares to make this really gorgeous jewel-toned blanket. It’s made using an aran weight yarn, which is lovely and thick for the autumn and winter months.
Please note that the pattern is written in UK crochet terms.
Finished Blanket measurement: approx 47½ins x 54ins (121cms x 137cms) (including edging – the edging measures approx 2ins (5cms).
Crochet hook size 5mm is used for all squares.
This is a 4-Part CAL and each Part will be released on the following dates:
Part 1: Friday 20th October 2017 Part 2: Friday 3rd November 2017 Part 3: Friday 17th November 2017 Part 4: Friday 1st December 2017
SPRING/SUMMER CAL BLANKET 2017 - SPRING GLORY
The Spring 2017 CAL period is now over. However, the pattern is available to purchase in the Shop section of this website. Click here to buy.
This lovely blanket design is influenced by my beautiful garden and the gorgeous flowers blooming during the design process in Spring 2017.
There are some great skills and techniques and in the pattern you are guided through with step by step instructions.
On purchase of the pattern you will be joined into a private Crochet Along Facebook Group (Nicki's CAL Spring 2017) where you will find photos, comments and guidance from Nicki and from others who have worked/are working on the blanket CAL.
CAL Blanket Autumn/Winter 2017
CAL Blanket Autumn/Winter 2017
CAL Blanket Spring/Summer 2017 - Spring Glory
Author: Books Published
Author of non-fiction knitting, crochet, sewing, gardening and cookery books
Latest books are available to buy from the Shop section.
Cute & Easy Little Knits
Cico Books October 2017
Pre book your copy now. Click on Shop to buy. £12.99
Welcome to my Wedding and Celebration Cake webpage.
I've starting a new cake business designing and making cakes!
I'm relaunching this business after some time away writing and designing for Cico Books. Some years ago when my children were little I ran a successful wedding cake business and then diverted to knitting & crochet design.
I haven't really stopped making wedding cakes throughout all my book writing career - I've just been doing it for friends and family and a few individual clients, but I'm putting it out there now again as I love making them so much (and weddings!).
Here you'll find a few photos... I will be adding more shortly.
If you're interested in a wedding cake or celebration cake, please get in touch and we can chat about flavours and prices: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Rose Cake
Bottom tier: Carrot Cake with citrus buttercream Top tier: Apple Cake with cinnamon and raisin buttercream
For: Henry & Suzanne, Southwold Tania & Walter, London
Spring Bunny Christening Cake
Victoria sponge with homemade raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream filling
For: Evie's Christening, Kent
Blossom - three tiered
Bottom tier: Rich Fruit Cake Middle tier: Lemon Cake with homemade lemon curd and lemon buttercream filling Top tier: Rose Cake with homemade raspberry jam and vanilla bean buttercream filling
For: Camilla & Jack, Iford, East Sussex
For: Carolyn & Miles, London Henry & William, Brighton
Rose Cake Three Tiered
Bottom tier: Chocolate fudge with Morello Cherry preserve and chocolate buttercream filling Middle tier: Orange Zest with Orange Zest buttercream filling Top tier: Carrot Cake with Vanilla buttercream filling
Walter & Matthew, Brighton Arthur & Janice, Stratford upon Avon Lydia & Matthew, Hertfordshire Frankie & Alice, Brighton Toby & Stephanie, East Sussex
Jar of Roses
Hearts and Roses
Sarah & Fabio, Bedfordshire
Reds & Pinks Roses
Mark & Pat, Brighton
Tania & Jonathan, London
The Naked Bathers
Camilla & Maddy, East Sussex
Maddy's 9th Birthday, East Sussex
Teddies & Bunnies
William's Birthday, East Sussex
Nicki Trench Workshops:
Knitting & Crochet workshops for all levels.
Enjoy learning to crochet or knit with a friendly group of fellow enthusiasts in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Taught by Nicki Trench and held near Lewes, East Sussex.
A homemade lunch and practice materials are included in the price, with teas, homemade cakes and refreshments served. (Saturdays only).
Workshops are held on Saturdays from 10am till 4pm
Saturday workshops: £75
The next Workshop is an Intermediate Crochet Workshop on Saturday 25th November 2017. From 10am till 4pm (lunch included). This is nearly full and there is only one place left. If you're interested, please contact me: email@example.com
Nicki Trench has worked as an editor and sub editor for many publications including the following:
Editor - Octopus Publishing
Editor - Parragon
Editor - Rotovision - Quarto Publishing:
Sub editor - Telegraph magazine
Sub editor - Homes & Gardens
Sub editor - Family Circle
Sub editor - Best magazine
Sub editor - TV & Satellite magazine
Sub editor - Tatler
Editor - Crochet Series
Editor - Knitting Series
Editor - Crochet The Fab Four
Editor, Art Director & Project Manager including the following:
Rooster Yarns: Village Living andFolklore Collections.
Designer Yarns: Crochet Living and Hooked on Noro.
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A fully comprehensive crochet pattern is available to download in the Shop section, which includes all the instruction and materials list needed for this project.
This pattern is a 'Nicki's Crochet Club December 2017' pattern. If you would like to join Nicki's Crochet Club, you will get this pattern free as the December 2017 project for only £3.50 monthly subscription to the Crochet Club. Please see here for more details, to subscribe and to see previous Crochet Club projects: Nicki's Crochet Club
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