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...

Rivet toolbox, Vincent Urbain, Urban Africa, cowgirlbues

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....

Hands at work

Playdates for kids of all ages

Last week I facilitated a workshop at the Freeworld Design Centre as part of the Fringe On Kloof's Kidult sessions. The participants were all grownups, on the outside anyway, and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun playing with...