I live in Kirkintilloch, a town situated in central Scotland.
I was tasked with creating a design for the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival, an event that pays tribute to Kirkintilloch's heritage, particularly its distinction as the Canal Capital of Scotland.
Lianne, from our local fabric and wool shop, iSew2, approached me to design something special for the Canal Festival. As a result, I created a wall-hanging art piece.
In the design, I incorporated various elements:
The Roman Fort, symbolising the historic Antonine Wall, a prominent feature on the Kirkintilloch Coat of Arms.
The iconic red telephone box, many of which were produced in Kirkintilloch.
Additionally, I included imagery of canal boats integral to the town's canal heritage.
For those interested, the patterns within this design can be crocheted as standalone pieces if you prefer. You don’t have to create the full wall hanging. You can use these designs in any project you wish, but please credit me as the designer.
Two PDFs are available, one using UK terms and one using US terms.
As you know, this pattern is completely free, but if you would like to donate a few pennies to my yarn fund, you can do so with the Paypal button at the top of the page. You don't have to, of course, and I won't be irked if you don't.
Just remember to share the photos of your finished items so I can see what you've made.