Natural dye adventures

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I’ve been wanting to try my hand at natural dyeing for some time and last summer I finally put aside 2 weeks of sunshine to have some fun. Granted some of the dye pots were inside (like the madder) because I wanted finer temperature control than the open fire could give me, but most of the pots were done outside. … Read More

Waste not…

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Aileen, like quite a few of us, has been experimenting with weaving, and asks “Can we use waste for weaving”.  It’s the sort of question we pose to ourself that can spark a myriad of answers.  She  has experimented using nibs and some of the poorest of wool to produce 8 bobbins worth from the Joy, and then set off weaving with … Read More

Fair-isle from Aileen

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This is a detail of a Fair Isle jacket made with Jameson and Smith top spun to 4 ply. The spinning and fair isle was good.  Unfortunately I chose a bad pattern.  It took an age and I never where it.!

Hot Spice Scarf

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Aileen Wilby has sent me this lovely project to share.  I’m most impressed with the soft feel of this (yes I have stroked it !) and how those bright colours added into the blend give the finished piece a lovely zing.

This is your place…

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… to share what you’ve been doing creatively. When you’ve got your site access from the admin, by making a request in our “contact us” form, you’ll be able to log in and tell us about your recent project. It would be good to add in a picture to let us see ! I’ll give you full directions of how … Read More