A hat dyed with madder by Judy Hardman is just one of the lovely things you can see and do with Judy at my next SpinningSchool day on 13th January – fingers crossed for fair weather. She will teach us how to use a selection of natural dyes featured in her new book ‘Natural Dyes’ […]
Handspan pastel pullover being a man’s choice is quite unusual – but this one is absolutely right for Mike who regularly attends Woolly Days with his wife Yvonne. I asked him how it came about…..“Oh, I decided l wanted something “totally different” and seeing the delicious range of colour on offer at Fibre East – the idea […]
Golden Fleece carders, blending boards and brushes will be making their UK debut on the Spinning School stand at The Big Textile Show this weekend. Also on the stand will be the new Ashford Kiwi Superflyer, spinning wheels, looms and accessories as well as local handmade and milled yarns from some of my pupils’ own […]
Jane has been busy making rosettes for Fibre East – free to those who try spinning, weaving and carding. Young in years and young in heart – we will all be there – MK45 2NU thanks to spinning school volunteers and Fibre East Organisers
The Haphazard knitters have been knitting these little outfits for African orphans that get wrapped up in newspaper as they have nothing better to wear – hence the ‘fish and chip’ tag
Just one of the fabulous cardigans that Gill brought along to Woolly day the detail and planning is amazing ‘ I just wing it’ she said…
Gill brought along this lovely cardigan she has knitted along with the pattern in A Passion for Colour by Sarah Burnett
While we were in the garden looking at the picot edge Jane had just produced I noticed Mrs Pole visiting with her chicks…
The weather was so lovely on Wednesday we sat by the pond…Erica couldn’t resist spinning up some of the new clip Shetland I had washed
The HapHazard Knitters are starting new semi-circular shawls now that everyone has finished their Shetland Haps…mine is in a finish “Water Yarn’ a mix of hand-dyed merino tops plyed with silk to preserve the colour sequence and knitted on size 5 KnitPro circular needs
Frances has learned to spin and knit in the last three years or so – she was delighted to finish her shawl at Haphazard knitters on Wednesday evening…it will need to be washed and blocked now
this time by Irene – it is knitted in Alpaca and gloriously soft and subtly coloured
A new weaver plans to use this log as her inspiration and thought she may have to do some dyeing but we have yarns, and colours to suit everyone …..
Eve brought along this lovely pullover to Woolly Day at Loddington – modelled by Rachel – it is from her own sheep and spun and knitted by herself – I call it the Born in Harrington range – it is for sale at £85.00
who has also taught her two daughters – hopefully we will have some young spinners demonstrating at Fibre East this year
Six weavers are in Weaving Retreat at Loddington this week so HapHazard knitters is at Loddington on Wednesday 28th May and not Stoke Albany this week – If you live nearby (LE7 9XE) you are welcome to join the Haphazard Knitters from 7-9pm at Loddington Grange – (£5 with tuition, otherwise £3).
The Haphazard knitters are planning to make Radiance Shawls – with help from Erica, SpinningSchool’s Knitting Advisor. Here, Val is plying her hand dyed merino tops with some indigo dyed yarn from Indigo-inc, purchased at our recent Indigo workshop.
I have had to take my skeins out of the studio window as the sun has turned some of them into felt