Category Archives: Spinning

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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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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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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Knitting for non knitters or crafting for crafters


“Never knit for a non knitter”, or so I’m told… But is that the case? I have been pondering this of late as there have been many births and birthdays to create and craft for. Some non – knitters I … Continue reading

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My Little Atelier


I have a couple of preferred websites when it comes to birthdays and present buying occasions for the children. I have found it quite difficult over the years to find quality alternatives that aren’t plastic or centered around popular culture … Continue reading

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Spinning and storytelling


“When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for the storyteller.” Jim Henson’s The Storyteller. I have recently joined a medieval re-enactment … Continue reading

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Adventures in Wonder(wool)land


Where to begin? I’m still coming down from my long anticipated high. This year, Wonderwool Wales seemed a little quieter. Perhaps it was because I left my other half with the kids to have a wander around the surrounding areas … Continue reading

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Spinning Rainbows


We have had a very crafty couple of weeks! I have been catching up with some spinning and sewing and even had a go at whittling some crochet hooks from some found sticks. I have to say, the baby yak … Continue reading

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Yarn in York


My internal yarn magnet kicked in very quickly on the night we arrived in York. We were walking along in the darkness, when I had that familiar pull. Moments later we were stood outside Ramshambles, a pretty little yarn shop … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Sole – socks and yarn and mossy trees.


  Ok, I know I said I would write about the yarny side of York this time, but I got very excited this morning when a book I have been waiting for arrived today. I had to share! A friend … Continue reading

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