Tag Archives: nature

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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Midsummer Fae – a donkey short


It is a tradition to make fairy houses at midsummer. It is the time they will visit your garden to celebrate the Summer Solstice, singing and dancing into the wee hours. The morning of the solstice, both Emily and Toby … 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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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

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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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Lace and Snow


We don’t get a huge amount of snow over here. When we do it seems to have two outcomes.  Major panic and everything grinds to a halt, while the other half race to the nearest slope and play in it … Continue reading

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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

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