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Creative cushions

We are constantly thinking of ways to use up the leftover bits of yarn that lie around the studio. I have an (almost) pathological inability to throw yarn away, even the tiny little scraps, and suffer from the firm conviction

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Hearts and flowers for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day coming up on the weekend we thought hearts and flowers and shades of pink and red were appropriate. This little project is great for using up yarn leftovers and a lovely way to let someone know you

Gift-wrapping

On the 6th day of Christmas…

On the 6th day of our cowgirlblues Christmas calendar you might be thinking about wrapping for those gifts that need to be mailed. You could also just be VERY organised and be gift-wrapping ahead of Christmas Eve. So here’s a

Pinks

On the fourth day of Christmas…

Well, on the 4th day of Christmas I didn’t actually do very much, other than write up the blog post and take one or two pictures. Julia and her daughter Annabel did all the work … mostly Annabel, with Julia

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

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.

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