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

Quick and easy kidsilk 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

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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

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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

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

cowgirlblues colours inspired by nature

The colour of fallen leaves

Cape Town is wet and windy at this time of year, the leaves are falling everywhere, and the colours can be inspiring. This would make a beautiful variegated yarn or a lovely colour combination for an autumnal scarf or shawl.

cowgirlblues Handspun knit neckwarmer

Quick and easy winter knit

The rain has been coming down in buckets in Cape Town this week, so it's definitely time to get the winter woollies out. If you don't have any then dust off your knitting needles (or bribe your favourite knitter in

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Working with Urban Africa

Vincent Urbain of Urban Africa leather studio is a fellow CCDI crafter whose considerable skill and experience has been integrated into the making of our Eva knitted handbags.