cowgirlblues, wool, merino, handspun, yarn, crochet, cowl, snood, stashbuster, remnant, rescue, recycle, cape town, south africa, DK, Bridget Henderson

Rescuing your remnants

Selfies are not really my thing, but every now and then there is definitely a place for looking a little foolish as you hold up your camera and pose for yourself. This latest pattern seemed perfectly suited to it, as I wore it a lot over the last few months, particularly on chilly days when […]

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cowgirlblues, yarn, springbok, rugby, world cup, wool, merino, cape town, south africa, beanie, knit

Special Springbok stripes

Julia and I started talking about the Rugby World Cup a few weeks ago, and how cool it would be to have a self-striping Springbok yarn.  It took a little while to get this off the ground, but I knitted up the first beanie on Tuesday evening, just in time to show at our coffee […]

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Coffee with cowgirlblues

Yesterday morning we hosted a delightful coffee morning at The Deli at Joostenberg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. There was lots of “show and tell” and not just from us … Hope you make it to the next one. Email to join our mailing list

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Welcome to the team

Julia Moore joined our team a few months ago to help out with marketing and design. A qualified journalist and long-time copy writer and PR consultant, Julia is focussing on promoting our yarns both locally and internationally. Having been an avid knitter and crocheter since her early teens, she has also been hard at work […]

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cowgirlblues kidsilk knit scarf

Quick and easy Kidsilk Scarf

The cowgirlblues Kidsilk yarn is one of our best sellers.  Customers love the delicate look and feather-light feel.  And the colour range is extremely tempting.  Knowing what to knit with it is not always that easy.  Since it’s a luxury yarn people are often loathe to experiment, thinking it should be saved for some magical […]

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cowgirlblues yarns at the watershed

Welcome to the Watershed

If you live in or near Cape Town and haven’t yet visited the Watershed then it’s high time you paid a visit to this trendy Waterfront location. While you’re there you should of course visit us! We’ve recently moved to a bigger space around the corner and have a gorgeous new display. Our whole colour […]

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Studio session 1

Cake, coffee, colour, craft and cowgirlblues… what’s not to like?!?! We held our first Open Day at the cowgirlblues studio last Saturday. Twenty keen knitters joined us at the studio for a quick tour of the spinning, dyeing and winding process and then we all sat down for a lesson in knitting the Hawick (pronounced […]

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cowgirlblues crochet class using Jan Eaton's Willow pattern

Our first crochet class

After the great success of our first Studio Session event in May, and an impromptu beginners knitting class last weekend, our first crochet class is scheduled for the end of July. Julia Moore is a great teacher, and we’ve selected a block motif for this class.  It’s a nice bite-sized project for a morning lesson. […]

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