A digression for this blog. Today I am sending off a square of knitting for my friend Jan Martin’s blanket. And this is a post to tell the story of both the blanket and the square. Continue reading Jan’s Square
Assembly of the raw materials
We had a fruitful evening last night at Penlon Cottage (home of the micro brewery*), where we went to watch and help with the shearing of the sheep that are to provide the bulk of the wool for the project work, along with wool from Ystrad Organics. Continue reading Sheep Shearing at Penlon Cottage
The little coat is made and the first dye pot of Spring has been concocted. A lovely way to spend Easter weekend.
Spring time and it’s going to be a yellow month. Daffodils all about, the hillsides punctuated by golden gorse (fantastic smell of coconut with a handful of gorse flowers by the way…)
One of the exciting aspects of this project is that I am getting to prolong my felting shelf life and speed up production courtesy of the marvellous Groovi rolling machine. Continue reading Taming the Groovi
Really enjoying the challenge of fitting out the house with woollen products. This footstool is something that I’ve been wanting to work on for some time, not necessarily using the moth and ‘fly theme, but as it happens it works well. Continue reading Footstool
Continuing my commitment to all things local and woolly, I have recently been taking part in an interesting project to develop Cambrian Mountains wool. Continue reading Cambrian Mountains Wool