Blacksmith forge

The art of blacksmithing

Hot on the heels of my shoot with Kay, I went to an Obs open studio at the Bijou and was struck by the incredible work of Conrad Hicks, the artist blacksmith. In the hopes of persuading him to swop

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Baby Shoes

I'm spending a lot of time at my computer at the moment, and not nearly enough with wool, knitting needles or crochet hook in my hands. It's one of the challenges of trying to turn your hobby or passion into

Kay Almitra at Casa Labia

Last Thursday I did a photo shoot of ceramicist Kay Almitra who is exhibiting her work for the first time as part of the Africa Nova exhibition at Casa Labia. Kay and her work are equally beautiful and shooting them was

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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

Seen at the CCDI…

The first Wednesday of every month is the craft sector meeting  at CCDI (the Cape Craft and Design Institute) where crafters gather for a talk and networking session. This month it was the Market Access team talking about the various

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

Yeeehaaaaaaaaaa!

That's cowgirl for hooray, thank you, relief, breathe, and a whole bunch of other things. Thanks to Mike Yolland I now have my very own blog on my very own website. The site itself is a work-in-progress, but isn't that life.