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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

cowgirlblues yarns at the watershed

Welcome to the Watershed

If you live in or near Cape Town and haven’t yet visited the Watershed then it’s high time you paid a visit to this trendy Waterfront location. While you’re there you should of course visit us! We’ve recently moved to a

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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

Metallic man learns to crochet during Wool Week at the V&A Watershed

Knit Night next Wednesday, 24 June

If you’ve been drooling over our yarns but cannot knit or crochet, we’ll show you how. Join us at our Watershed shop next Wednesday evening, June 24th in the V&A Waterfront, any time between 18.00 and 21.00 armed with knitting needles

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

Floppy flower tea cosy

Tea for two (aka knit a Floppy Flower tea cosy)

Winter is creeping up on us here in Cape Town, temperatures are plummeting (relatively!) and our studio is getting a bit chilly. I love my (rooibos) tea hot, but the icy wind shooting through the studio to get the wool

woodstock giraffe

Woodstock revisited

After a flurry of activity these past few weeks, I have finally managed to get the first draft of our new knitting patterns printed and packaged and posted off to Holland where we hope they will inspire many knitters. The patterns