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. Visiting his

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

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