Chief of Crochet at cowgirlblues

Meet Nomonde, the Crochet Induna

This is Nomonde Yokwana, she is the Crochet Induna at cowgirlblues. I grew up in Kwazula Natal where the local language is Zulu and the Induna was the "headman" of a community, or the foreman in a working context, or

Knit wool handbag

Bags, bags, bags

At long last our beautiful wool handbags are now available in the showroom (R1295, we take credit cards!) and will very shortly be on sale in the soon-to-launch online shop. Each bag is individually made from a mohair wool blend

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I felt like typing

A felt keyboard cover for your iPad that's wired to work like a keyboard, now that's genius!

The joy of giving

I gift wrapped some purchases for a customer this morning – it reminded me of the simple joy I get from the creative process. I don't know if I had more fun wrapping the gift, photographing it, or designing and making

Knitters in the know

I stopped in at Orion Wool & Craft in Oranjezicht this morning, where Cape Town's knitters in the know buy their wool and stuff. Roger and Jean are always friendly and open to chat and Jean's knitting needles were clicking

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I love you too

I found James Hopkins' website this morning and was delighted by the work of this very talented British artist – the "Love Seat" – what's not to love about that! His other work is quite lovable too! http://www.jameshopkinsworks.com/

Artwork by Hoffman Wentzel at the most recent Haas showing "an Exhibition called Story"

Hoffman Wentzel says…

...many things. "Be natural" was one of the ones that caught my eye in a recent exhibition of some of his work on the "An Exhibition called Story" at Haas. I'm not entirely sure about the rules of photographing someone's artwork

Shuttleworth Weaving at work

I was in KZN recently and made sure I had time to visit Andy and Helen at Shuttleworth Weaving, just outside Nottingham Road. They're seasoned professionals in the wool and weaving world and it was wonderful to have a look