New year, new cushion covers. There is nothing like being in the sitting room in daylight to make you notice the cushions need updating.
Friday, 9 December 2011
I have to confess that carding is my least favourite part of the spinning process. Today's session was carding Kerry Hill fleece. Google them, they look really funny! My lovely husband and daughters helped me along by singing and playing carols on the piano.
Sunday, 4 December 2011
Friday, 2 December 2011
I have abandoned the first pattern for this jumper as the stitch definition wasn't good enough in the handspun, so am instead going for a plainer jumper knitted in the round with a cabled yoke. Well that's the plan anyway. Have managed some indigo dying this week also, with the focus on variagation. More to come tomorrow on a madder/walnut/onion skin theme.
Saturday, 26 November 2011
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Thursday, 27 October 2011
I have taken the opportunity to indulge in some crafting on the go today. We are visiting my mum in Cornwall as it is half term. I am making use of the 5 hours in the car to get some knitting done. A pair of fingerless gloves in home spun jacob, a pair of baby socks in zwartbless and one slipper sock in jacob done so far. :-)
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
I have been dying lace yarn today, which will shortly be appearing in the shop. First was the turn of tbe humble onion skin. Two skeins of BFL lace weight went in, and one was modified with iron to give a lovely green. Other dyeing today was done with walnut, yarn isn't out yet but looks promising- a lovely chocolate.
And because i am not quite ready to leave the blues behind, I painted our bedroom window frame blue!
Monday, 26 September 2011
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Paint window frames,
Do the shopping,
Ebay shopping for daughter's hobby
then and only then can I get some dying done! Having joined the weavers, spinners and dyers online guild last month, i was really excited to join in the indigo workshop, but with all tbe other things there are to do it has taken me the best part of the month to get to the part where I get to put yarn in the indigo vat. The first batch has been done and serms to be teal coloured. very pretty, but not blue!
Saturday, 24 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Jumper for John (not finished yet, so more on that later)
(This has progressed significantly further than this, and I will go and take an up to date picture the minute I finish this blog!)
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Then it was Folk in the Park, and Pin Money were out in force, providing a craft fair, with lots of lovely goodies. It was very hot, but we kept going with ice-cream and lots of fantastic music to listen to. Infact the entertainment was so good, that I forgot to take many photos, so here is one of us setting up!
Monday, 20 June 2011
I will have a couple of fleeces with me on my stall at Folk in the Park, in Brackley Park on Sunday 26th June from 12 - 5pm.
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Anyway the point of this blog was to show you some of the indigo dyed yarn, up close:
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Here is a little preview of what today's effort......
Saturday, 29 January 2011
The patterns in the book are great for solid/ semi-solid yarns. Infact just perfect for the yarns that I have been dying.
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Monday, 17 January 2011
Monday, 10 January 2011
Plans for February's craft extravaganza are well underway. We are collecting a variety of stalls, with lots of different crafts for sale: wool, glass, jewellery, cross stitch cards and home textiles. Something there for everyone! But there are still tables available, so if you would like to book a table at £10, please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also getting the timetable of events sorted out and I can announce the first two Craft classes: Learn to crochet a Valentine's heart and a Make a button bracelet.
Drop in sessions so far: Tassle making, Learn to knit for kids (absolute basics!) and Peg doll making.
If you have a craft skill that you would like to share please contact me on the e-mail address above, to discuss running a crafts class or drop in session in February (or indeed March or May). Equally if there is a particular craft that you would like to have a go at, please let me know and I will try and find a tutor and put on a class.
Well that is all for now, coffee is drunk and panini eaten, I had better get on with other jobs on the list. Those socks won't knit themselves.........
Friday, 7 January 2011
I have one event to catch you up with:
...........the 1st Community Crafting Roadshow on 4th Dec 2010 in Brackley. A really good day was had by the stall holders and craft class attendees. The snow and rain, didn't quite keep all the punters at bay, so there was also a great deal of mooching, shoppping, chatting and tea drinking going on.
And one event to tell you about:
.........0ur next Community Crafting Roadshow is happening on the 5th February in Syresham Village Hall. Again the day will run from 10 am until 4.30pm, with drop in sessions, craft classes and lots of handmade goodies to browse and spend any left over Christmas money on. (Chance would be a fine thing, but it will be nearly Valentine's day, and so there is an excuse!)
Speaking of Valentine's - what better way would there to show your appreciation of a loved one than to go on the 'Crochet a Valentine's heart' Craft Class? You will learn a few of the basic stitches and leave with at least one heart completed and the skill to make more - or indeed crochet other things, as the stitches are used in most crochet projects. Book on our website.