Hints and tips

Long draw spinning – is this a world’s first?

By | 2018-04-29T15:02:37+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

Long draw spinning - is this a world's first? Not the world's first long draw spinner of course  - there are probably fewer living today than there were in the medieval times. Question: is this the world's first 'Long draw spinner, Spinning on a Wheel made by her Grandfather'? It [...]

Wheel Bracelets a unique new way to secure spinning wheels

By | 2018-03-29T20:38:29+00:00 March 29th, 2018|

Wheel bracelets a unique new way to secure spinning wheels for transport or when not in use are now available in my shop. These high quality handmade bracelets from Celtic Leathers (Wales) prevent the flyer falling off or thread getting into a tangle on Ashford Traditional and other wheels which [...]

Bobbly pullovers

By | 2015-03-01T13:53:16+00:00 March 1st, 2015|

www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/fashion/article4364206.ece Bobbly pullovers occur with poor quality yarn when short fibres work their way to the surface during wear due to to friction. Anna Murphy's recent article didn't mention this so I emailed her and she sent this reply On 27 Feb 2015, at 09:14, Anna Murphy <anna.murphy@thetimes.co.uk> wrote: Dear [...]

Idea for weaving

By | 2016-10-30T15:45:07+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|

one of my students wants to use this lichen on bark that is growing on her terrance as the inspiration for her weaving next week....the course is fully booked but will be repeated at Knuston Hall later in the year

Wool cycle

By | 2016-10-30T15:45:08+00:00 May 16th, 2014|

The wool cycle on my new washing machine does a wonderful job....thanks for the tip-off Kate.

Indigo day was such fun yesterday

By | 2014-05-10T08:33:30+00:00 May 10th, 2014|

Ian Howard kept everyone entertained as they watched Jane's handspun go into the dye bath.... it came out green and changed to blue before our eyes - amazing...we hope to have a workshop next time....

The colour wheel….

By | 2016-10-30T15:45:14+00:00 March 17th, 2014|

.. picked out the relationship of colours in this boucle Vicki made at the workshop on Tuesday - it was just yummy  

From a past pupil

By | 2016-10-30T15:45:14+00:00 March 16th, 2014|

Hi Pam Remember the bag of fleece you have me? Attached is a photo of my latest creation: a tissue box cover, using hand-spun (in the grease) Black Shetland fleece and hand knitted! Each panel uses a different stitch. I am now producing fibre suitable for hand knitting, which was [...]