I have been looking forward to Festiwool 2018 with both excitement and trepidation. My first proper craft fayre! What would be popular? Would I have enough stock? Would people like my wool? I chose Festiwool in Hitchin as my first fayre as: it's a fayre for crafters rather than a regular craft fayre, where most… Continue reading FESTIWOOL
Our house is full of massive Doctor Who fans. So when considering what the theme for my first gift box would be I didn't really have to think too hard. This yarn gift box contains everything a crocheting/knitting whovian will need. Each box contains: Some of my hand dyed yarn. You can choose either of… Continue reading The gift of The Doctor
Recently I have started crocheting with mini skeins. The added flexibility you get in terms of the contrast and variety of colours you can put into a project is great, but you still only pay for the same amount of wool. Also they look really cute. I've even started making some of my own mini… Continue reading Like wool – but mini
Been designing shawls and cowls a lot lately rather than dyeing. The break in this lovely weather and our sunflowers inspired to produce 'Sunshine On A Rainy Day' in aran weight yarn. As always my yarn may be purchased on my etsy store.
Anja Toonen's crochet stool animals are lovely, really fun to crochet and make a lovely unique present for any little one. I was given the books and two stools as a project to try out by my kids for mother's day (they know I love crochet, but there was an ulterior motive here I think).… Continue reading Dinosaur
After the Christmas rush, January is a time to restock and plan for the new year. I've had a lot of fun trying out new dyes, yarns and techniques. Here's just a sample of the colours and patterns I have been working on. All my yarns are available on my Etsy store.