Recent Bits And Bobs!

Hey!  It’s been a while since my last blog. No excuse, I’m just a bad blogger!   So what have I been up to lately?  Well,  I’ve been designing! I spent a long time secretly working away on a scarf pattern. I didn’t mention it, because whenever I do say these things publicly; I never get…

Last Minute Teachers Gifts, Anyone? 

It’s about 3 weeks until the end of term here (I think? I am actually hiding from the calendar, because I’m not sure how I will work throughout the summer holidays). I have left it very late to start a teachers gift, but last night I suddenly decided on a knitted cowl for playground duty….

My Week! Adventures In Solar Dyeing and An Etsy Update!

This week has been a scorcher, and with the sun comes a valuable heat source which a lot of dyers look forward to! When dyeing protein fibres, one of the elements needed is heat, and utilising the sun is a massive time saver! I almost exclusively kettle dye my yarn. With a 4 ring gas…

Quick catch up!! 

If you don’t follow my Instagram, here’s a catch up of what I’ve been up to in the last week or so. I’ve been pretty multicraftual. So I ran out of citric acid. It was a nightmare. The only vinegar they sell in the village is that brown stuff you put on your chips. And…

Summer Projects!

As I write this, it is pissing with rain outside. But it’s still light at 7pm, so summer is kind of on it’s way! Someone in a knitting group today asked the question I’ve seen asked a lot, “What do you make for/in summer?”. I’m not really a seasonal crafter inasmuch as I don’t really consider what…

What a week!!

No, this isn’t a Free Friday blog post, but I may do one of those this evening! I’ve had a super busy week, because the Easter holidays start next week. Having a small person around is like shoveling snow in a blizzard! So dyeing will be limited for two weeks. With that in mind, I’ve…

Free Friday #2

It’s that time of the week again! And look at me, doing two weeks in a row! Are you proud? General chit chat first! This week I have been mostly loving socks on Ravelry, which shows on my Pinterest. I found some gorgeous patterns with really inventive pretty heels. Speaking of socks, I have been working…

Mother’s Day Yarn Club Reveal

Hello! I hope you all had an excellent mother’s day? It’s time to reveal what people got in their mother’s day yarn packages!! I went into this thinking “Urgh, not another flowery mother’s day!”. This time of year is generally very pastel and washed out. Spring brings Easter and duckling yellows, light pinks and powder…

Free Friday!

I thought I would introduce the odd blog for free patterns, titled “Free Friday”. I won’t lie to you and say that it will definitely be a weekly thing. Let’s face it, I’m really not that good at the regular upkeep of this blog, but I am trying! It may be sporadic, but it will…

The Scourge Of The Roving Blankets

As a knitter or hooker, you will probably get an awful lot of “helpful” friends sending you links and pictures of the latest cute or amazing trends in knitting and crochet. Over and over and over again. The constant tags on mermaid tails, and those knee high socks with the flowers and stripes. Well, last…

One Skein Wonder Favourites Feb!

Last year I was horrendous at taking photos of One Skein Wonder yarn club! So I am making more of an effort this year. This post is simply a bunch of photos of my favourites from the month of February. The yarn club is fully customisable and you can sign up for one or all…

The Price Of Our Work….

I’m sure a lot of my customers are in the handmade business. If you aren’t, you still understand the time and talent that goes into crafts. Yarn dyeing is no different, and I thought I’d take some time to write a little bit about why “we” charge what we do (whether it be yarn, clothing,…