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
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.
I've been working on something recently which I have been dyeing to share....sorry. However, yes I have been dyeing my own yarn. I have just started out with plain colours as it seems best to start simple. However, I really want to work up to skeins with multiple colours in them. They are available on… Continue reading Here’s a sneak preview of some items coming to Twisted Yarns
Is it really that long ago? How easy is it to lose track of time! Something else it is easy to lose track of, your place in a crochet or knitting project. So in honour of that mad man in a box first hit our screens 54 years ago, I have made a set of Dr Who… Continue reading 54 years of Dr Who
Crochet isn't just about clothes - some old tubes, some spare wool (on the left) and raffia (right) and later that day... I had two smart little pots to help us order the chaos our two boys leave in their wake.
If you are going do battle with your evil sisters over your father's love you had better look the part, so here's a shawl to help Shakespeare's loving daughter. You only need a single ball of King Cole Zig Zag sock weight yarn for this one. The one shown below was using their 'Mishmash' colour.… Continue reading Cordelia