Tag Archives: wool

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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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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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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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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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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Dryad Fingerless mitts – a free pattern


Just a little something I thought I’d share…                         Dryad Fingerless Mitts Because even tree spirits need something to keep their wrists warm while Still having their fingers free for weaving magic in the woods! A quick pair of mitts … 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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