Hints and tips

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 [...]

Show stopper yarn

By | 2014-03-14T14:08:40+00:00 March 13th, 2014|

Carol produced this show stopper yarn on Tuesday - A boucle in alpaca and wool - the alpaca is wrapped around a core Z wise, and this is held in place with a woollen binder thread  plied S.  

A weight issue

By | 2016-10-30T15:45:19+00:00 January 16th, 2014|

I am advised that when you drop stitches on the knitting machine it is often a weight issue - the story of my life!!!!

Knit Pro = the tops

By | 2014-01-27T15:50:14+00:00 January 13th, 2014|

Knit Pro have kindly replaced my Rosewood Needle box free of charge. It fell apart and I had only had it for 3 years! - I purchased it from Anj at Meadow Yarns   who kindly sent the box  -  deluxe version with magnetic closure that looks and feels as [...]

Have I enough wool to knit another hat?

By | 2016-10-30T15:45:20+00:00 January 2nd, 2014|

I put it on my ancient balance scales to find out - the answer is 'Yes!' The yarn is rainbow dyed - we will be doing this on 10th January. I bought the yarn in a skein - I don't mind experimenting  on bought yarn - wouldn't risk my own [...]