Tag Archives: leaves

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

Posted in craft adventures, Fibres, knitting, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in children, cooking, craft adventures, Dyeing, Fibres, garden, knitting, nature, seasonal, Spinning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in children, cooking, craft adventures, felting, garden, knitting, nature, seasonal, Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Calling in the May!


  What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Mayday? Personally, with me it is the maypole. The maypole is said to represent two things. In times gone by our ancestors believed that spirits … Continue reading

Posted in children, garden, Goddess, Home Education, nature, nature table, Pagan, seasonal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Unicorn in the Forest and a few FOs


We have been going a little sewing mad this week. A friend told me about a shop in Chester that sells wool felt – not the nasty acrylic kind! Toby has had a little gnome production line going on – … Continue reading

Posted in children, craft adventures, Fibres, garden, Goddess, Home Education, knitting, nature, Pagan, seasonal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in craft adventures, Fibres, garden, Goddess, knitting, nature, seasonal, Spinning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Have yourselves a merry little Christmas / Yule / Winter Solstice… whatever…


I love having children this time of year… being Pagan I do wonder about whether or not it is right to celebrate Christmas, but as so much of it is pagan in origin and so much has come from other … Continue reading

Posted in children, garden, Home Education, nature, Pagan, seasonal, Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mabon – the Autumn Equinox


Mabon this year falls on September 22nd under the Waxing Harvest Moon. The Autumn Equinox is the day when the hours of daylight have diminished and are now in equal measure to those of darkness. It is a time for … Continue reading

Posted in garden, nature, seasonal | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Blackberry Haze


Blackberry Haze

Blackberry Haze

Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lammas Leaves


My leaf obsession has come a little early this year. Usually it starts when the first scent of Autumn drifts in on the breeze, when the air becomes crisp and the leaves begin to burn with shades of brown, red … Continue reading

Posted in craft adventures, knitting | Tagged , , | Leave a comment