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H&H Cologne 2019

I spent the past weekend at H&H Cologne 2019 in Germany and had an inspiring, encouraging and extremely busy time.  It's hard to explain in words.  So I've got a picture collage to show you some of the things I

Quiet Time

One of my favourite recent swatches - Merino DK in Celadon, Aubergine and Hot Pink It's already February of yet another new year and I have no idea where January disappeared to. In the hustle and bustle of running a business

Martina Behm and StrickMich!

Martina wearing her Selago Sunset Shawl Last year we worked on an exciting and fun collaboration with Martina Behm of StrickMich! Martina is a German knitwear designer. She also happens to have a Masters degree in economics from Cambridge University,

Paris travels and yarn shops

Paris was big on the itinerary of my recent travels, where I was fortunate to spend a week visiting trade shows and yarn stores.  It's an incredible experience to spend time in a huge, international city and my phone is

Kurzeme MHP at work

Women in Latvia work hard

Women work hard in Latvia.  It being Women's Month in South Africa in August this therefore seems an opportune time to share one of my interactions with some of these hard workers.  In my experience South Africa still has a

Aizome Kosoen Studio 1/1 Japanese Indigo Dyeing

Trade Show inspiration

Travel is my greatest source of inspiration.  I'm a very visual person so I take loads of photos, and pick up printed pictures whenever something catches my eye. As you can imagine, visiting a trade show is like heaven from that

cowgirlblues presentation

Thank you H&H Cologne 2017!

H&H is the world's largest trade fair for creative handicrafts and hobbies supplies, and it takes place once a year in Cologne, Germany.  Around 16,000 visitors from 75 countries attended this year's event over 3 days at the end of