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About woodlandknitter

Who am I? A Mummy first a foremost to my two children, Toby and Emily. We took the decision to home educate the children after Toby had many problems within state education. Unable to send them to a Steiner school at present we base their education around the Waldorf ethos. This is working out wonderfully so far and we wish we had done it sooner. Secondly I am a fibre obsessive. Knitting, spinning, felting, dyeing or just generally stroking, anything goes. You can usually find us in the woods or up a hill, by the ocean's edge or climbing trees. Follow the little trail of yarn clippings and there we will be, me with some form of fibre in my bag at all times. #118 We try to live a simple, natural and holistic lifestyle, making sure that we connect to nature daily. Fairy tales and seeking out the enchanted in everyday life is a big part of our lives, as is plenty of craft and art. I am a new member of a medieval re-enactment group, the House of the Black Star and have met some amazing people through it. I have much to learn from them. In this blog I hope to inspire and share with you the things which inspire me. Feedback is always enjoyed and appreciated. Comments on my blog are always loved! I hope a little woodland magic makes you happy today! #037 Find me on facebook Ravelry Craftsy Etsy Pinterest

The Trollen Wheel. What it is and a flat braid turorial.


Well, it’s been an interesting week. I seem to be in a state of injuring myself. Nothing major, a few cuts, a strained ankle, several bruises. We have had some very temperamental weather, from glorious sunshine one moment to heavy … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration


I have been getting the urge to make something tiny lately… my limit was 2mm needles, so I went hunting for some lace-weight yarn. I found a lovely colour-way from Schoppel; a gradient lace-weight that drifts from greens through to … Continue reading

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One ring (shawl) to rule them all


Oh dear, time does seem to have escaped me again. We have moved house twice since my last entry. I would love to say my time has been spent knitting furiously, spinning skeins of luxurious fibres and exploring a world … Continue reading

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A village wrapped in woollens – and some serious yarn deprivation


Hello – I have missed you all! What a month! We very unexpectedly moved house and everything has been in utter chaos. We are only in this house for a very short period of time and then it’s another move. … Continue reading

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Woodland Knits – and spotting dragons


Shhh – come over here! Look what I found in the toadstool patch! OK, so I didn’t actually find it in the toadstool patch, I actually found it on Amazon, but that’s not the point! Do you long for a … Continue reading

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Woolly Anticipation


I was a little late hearing about the yarn show Yarndale this year. It was one of those things I had heard about but having already been to Wonderwool Wales I was content not to go. Or rather, my bank … Continue reading

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A rainbow dress and a trip through time


A week or so ago we went to the historic town of Ludlow for their annual Food Festival. As vegetarians we were pretty limited to what we could actually buy as the main products for sale seemed to be sausages and … Continue reading

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Foraging for an Autumn Rainbow


Has it been that long already? To be honest, we have finally had our car back and have been using every spare moment we have to go out and see what we have been missing in the woodlands, on the … Continue reading

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Walnut Mary – the colour changing cardigan


I do not have much of a success story with natural dyeing. I get this fanciful idea in my head that I can experiment and this usually ends in yarn the same colour as when I started. Take my recent … Continue reading

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Felt for Foraging and Jam making


Phew, what a crafty week I have put my poor hands through. After discovering a fallen oak branch laden with baby acorns I realised soon would be the time for autumnal treasure gathering in the forest. Technically we have a … Continue reading

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