Blacksmith forge

The art of blacksmithing

Hot on the heels of my shoot with Kay, I went to an Obs open studio at the Bijou and was struck by the incredible work of Conrad Hicks, the artist blacksmith. In the hopes of persuading him to swop...

hand knitted, hand spun, baby, children, newborn

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. [gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="145,143,144"] Jesse Breytenbach had a crochet flower collection on printed fabric. Nuno's felt creations were fantastic...

children, craft, knitting, projects, lesson

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...

Heath Nash, Light, Daddy Bloom

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. [gallery columns="2"...