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Baby Shoes

I’m spending a lot of time at my computer at the moment, and not nearly enough with wool, knitting needles or crochet hook in my hands.  It’s one of the challenges of trying to turn your hobby or passion into your business – in the beginning (and only the beginning I hope!) you spend a […]

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Kay Almitra at Casa Labia

Last Thursday I did a photo shoot of ceramicist Kay Almitra who is exhibiting her work for the first time as part of the Africa Nova exhibition at Casa Labia Kay and her work are equally beautiful and shooting them was such a pleasure.  It was also a fascinating process – the first time I’ve […]

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Crochet wool handbag for every day use

Everyday Handbag

This cream and brown-flecked shoulder bag is crocheted in wool with braided ribbon handles and has a red heart stitched design. The bag is lined with velveteen fabric and has an inside zip pocket on one side and three open pockets on the other, and closes with a magnetic snap. It’s the perfect size for […]

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Afro knit purse

This fun and frivolous knitted wool purse is the perfect accessory for a fashionable outing, will hold money, phone and lipstick, but you might have to leave your knitting at home! Loop-knit in various wool and mohair combinations.  It has leather handles and fabric lining with a metal snap closure, zip available on request. Details:  ≈25cm […]

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Blooming marvellous

I stopped in at the Grand Daddy hotel yesterday to peek at the Daddy Bloom entries and was particularly inspired by these two beauties. Jesse Breytenbach had a crochet flower collection on printed fabric.  Nuno’s felt creations were fantastic and they had a lovely little flower garden.  But Natalie Billings’ flower shower was my personal favourite […]

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Sewing school session 2

Noa and India came for their second “sewing” session on Friday.  It’s quite challenging planning a lesson when I can’t remember what I was capable at their ages, but thanks to the internet and one of my favourite websites it was easier than I thought. I’m sure Purl Soho would be my favourite shop if […]

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A helping hand

I’ve been struggling with a few design issues on my knitted lampshade, so one of my CCDI advisors suggested I call Heath Nash to ask for some help as he has designed a LOT of lampshades, and beautiful ones.  Visiting his workshop was inspiring and incredibly helpful and I left with some great ideas for […]

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Helen Pynor’s hair shirt

I was wandering around the internet the other day, as I try not to do too frequently because wonderful as it is I manage to lose vast amounts of time down all sorts of rabbit holes.  This was really worth it though and one of my finds was Helen Pynor.  She is an Australian artist […]

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