Dyeing

Mohair locks and Blue faced Leicester top

By | 2017-09-14T15:23:38+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Mohair locks and blue faced leicester top went into this yarn made by Jane who attended my lBeginners Long Draw day at  Knuston on 6th September. "Inspired by your session at Knuston last week, I made a skein using the lovely dyed curls carded  into some blue faced Leicester top. [...]

Art Yarn

By | 2017-02-07T17:40:44+00:00 February 7th, 2017|

Art yarn is a spinners response to fibre and colour and texture, in the same way as any art is a personal response to something.  Art yarn is yarn made for the purpose of art. Not designed for a project, but created as a result of the will or personal response. The [...]

Rainbow dyeing

By | 2016-11-09T19:11:12+00:00 November 7th, 2016|

Rainbow Dyeing Workshop The Rainbow dyeing workshop at Knuston was a diverse event last week - there were weavers, felters, knitters as well as some first spinning off the bobbin - this lady wants a Joy wheel - preferably used if anyone knows of one. The workshop is repeated at Knuston [...]

Makitfair on Sunday Peterborough

By | 2015-05-07T10:14:18+00:00 May 7th, 2015|

Makitfair on Sunday will be my first exhibition at Peterborough Showground. A great place for fibre and textile artists of all sorts, lacemakers, knitters, weavers, as well as spinners.  Try the Superflyer for Big Yarn and my unique new Table Carder from Golden Fleece, for easy carding and blending.  I'll [...]

Exotic yarn from Wildweaves.co.uk

By | 2016-10-30T15:42:49+00:00 November 14th, 2014|

Exotic yarn from Wildfires of Oakham proved irresistible to spinners at SpinningSchool on tuesday- we were enthralled by Uday's talk and video about the cooperative movement in his native Nepal - we saw a video of women harvesting nettles and retting, boiling and spinning the yarn which was on sale. [...]