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"...

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...

Vintage patterns

I've started noticing knitwear so much more now that I'm sort of officially in the wool and knitwear business, and of course it's often a topic of conversation. So I was delighted when Toni brought some of her vintage shawls...

Seen at the CCDI…

The first Wednesday of every month is the craft sector meeting  at CCDI (the Cape Craft and Design Institute) where crafters gather for a talk and networking session. This month it was the Market Access team talking about the various...

My first dyeing experiment

I've just finished knitting up a sample swatch using the first of my wool dyeing experiments and I'm so excited by how the colours have turned out. I dyed the roving (technical term for a big fat sausage thing of...

Making stuff on Monday

Monday wasn't going so well, so to make it better I busied myself on a present for my dear schoolfriend Kate who lives in Denver, Colorado. Since it's getting cold there now, unlike my neighbourhood, I am hoping she'll be...

Yeeehaaaaaaaaaa!

That's cowgirl for hooray, thank you, relief, breathe, and a whole bunch of other things. Thanks to Mike Yolland I now have my very own blog on my very own website. The site itself is a work-in-progress, but isn't that life....