Back home  to catch up on work, and trying to recover from busy week at craft show, lots of visitors and interest in my naturally dyed wools and garments.

Now need to get busy knitting ready for Three Bags Full in Liskeard and Woolley Weekend at Kelly House Lifton in early October.

For those who don’t know is an excellent website for free patterns and knitting know how.

My patterns are my own designs and they only come with my wool, as it times a long time to turn inspiration into stitches and done off  designs.


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I shall be at this event with all my products including a new range of naturally dyed wool, angora, camel mix.

On the first day we have an Iron Age re enactment, very exciting with costumes, weapons, crafts etc This jacket based on medieval costume made from wool, cashmere and silk, hand dyed and cannot bee repeated.

Busy getting ready with spinning, dyeing and trying new designs.

Design board inspirationMood boards


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Well weather is getting warmer, flowers coming out for spring colour so busy with sketch book and yarn wrapping.

Going to be moving house shortly so lots of sorting out of fibres, threads, wool and fabric as well as folders of work.I don’t want to throw anything away but some of sketchbooks are over 10 years old and not going to be room for everything.

If fabric pieces are not 6 inches they will be going to after school club and charity shop.

I have a Bernina machine for sale, in excellent condition used only for machine embroidery, also a Hebridean spinning wheel and tapestry frame as well as books on textiles and embroidery.They will be on ebay and Gum tree

Just seen our first swallows, they have come back to old nest.

I will still be here for Open Studios in June and  will be at Upton Cross Craft event in August.

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I am pleased to be included in this event.

There will be a display of my work  in my  studio, and information boards regarding the History of Wool and Spinning plus Natural Dyeing and Knitting techniques.

If you look at the website you will see there is a trail to visit the various craftspeople at OPEN STUDIOS 001 their studios



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Design theme for 2015

After a frustrating time of illness with the virus that seems to be  all over the country now feeling like work.

My theme for this year is THE COLOURS AND TEXTURES OF NATURE which I shall be using as my design theme for both knitting and textile workautumn colours 01d8e1361f18176952f75efabe54c00f3a78cf2d2c 01ced2d24634df2ae6d8ba440a2dced43680dfb373 01f446fc543f2f4ab30135f6c18e716ef29f1141a8 012b73fcc8d5d087f9eda329212216cfc48a805f15 01092de3838511cbe0cc82aa73d265fafc19a065fa 010a495f0b0a25f01c5752a75be72d75bf1e6c6482 01aeefaf074ab4c51a27199386faf2c066725496d1 01db2e9356bd3011f2f3c6f2a12a854d40b5b156e9

Now to get to designing

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Remember to visit Kit Hill Craft Fair 5/6th December.

We are in our 28th year and still going strong, lots of goodies to see and buy for your special people,

I shall be there with my hand dyed wools, garments and anything woolly including fibres for felting and spinning.

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Work continuing for Kit Hill Craft show

Remember KIT HILL CRAFT show December 5th /6th in Tavistock Town Hall and Upton Cross on 7th

, I am busy sorting out new batch of my spun fleeces which have arrived, lovely colours.

Have garments to collect from my knitters and hopefully time to dye some more wool.

Torrential rain and gale force winds today,

At weekend there is the Heritage Days in Tavistock where my branch of Embroiderers Guild will have a stand . We have a large embroidery in The Town Hall showing the history of Tavistock

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A lovely day, with lots of familiar faces, my naturally dyed products flying out door and lots of interesting people on other stands.

Take a look at the Kelly house site where there will be lots of photos,

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Visit to Creative Stitches at Exeter today

Very disappointing, some fabric stalls but no hand threads at all, many usual stall holders absent, LOTS OF CARD MAKING EQUIPMENT AND BEADS

LOVELY DISPLAYS OF EMBROIDERY, QUILTING, ETC particularly the Contemporary Quilt Group. Not so may demonstrators

Did not buy anything!! must be a first.

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WOOLLY WEEKEND AT KELLY HOUSE LIFTON IN AID OF CHILDREN HOSPICE Why does the time go, its nearly time for this event again. Please support it, lots to see and buy regarding anything to do with wool. I shall be spinning, others weaving and felt making etc I have several new designs in handspun, naturally dyed wool

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