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Scissors, camera, action …

A family member “helped” with the washing and felted my pure new wool cardigan. **Sigh** Made in Sirdar Eco Wool DK, the once-swishy cardigan had seen its fair share of wear over the years, so didn’t really owe me anything. … Continue reading

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Vintage social networking

Remember when social networking was about meeting up with friends – in person? Crafters are reclaiming the original concept. Getting together for coffee, cake and chat, accompanied by knitting or crochet, seems to be an increasingly popular way to escape … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap!

  This yarn was one of my treasures from Wonderwool Wales in April, where talented silversmith Lyn Roberts was raising money and awareness for Target Ovarian Cancer. Although there was a pretty shawl pattern with the yarn, I really wanted a crescent shape, … Continue reading

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Sarehole Mill

Sarehole Mill is a water mill just 5 miles from the centre of Birmingham in the West Midlands. It is now a museum, open to the public, and the 250 year old mill still grinds wheat twice a week, producing flour … Continue reading

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Colourful Cards

I always struggle to part with cards that people send me, whether they are for celebrations or “just because”. So much time, thought and money has gone into them – they are often so pretty too. Some even provide me … Continue reading

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Circular inspiration

I came across this neat pile of stacked logs (in a local cafe of all places) and the sight of the concentric circles sent my thoughts scampering away to crochet possibilities … Crocheted coasters were the obvious thought or how … Continue reading

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Vintage Magazines

I opened a box file that was tucked away in the loft. Look what I found! A selection of Orella magazines from Switzerland, dating from 1985, 1986 and 1987! Does this make them “vintage”? 🙂 Largely a crafting magazine, Orella … Continue reading

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Blue Skies and Bunting

A cheery sight to lift the spirits – blue skies and bunting! This photo was taken at Melin Tregwynt, a traditional yet forward-thinking woollen mill, located between Fishguard and St David’s in Pembrokeshire. Each of the ‘flags’ is made of fabric … Continue reading

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Knitting poems

Today’s unexpected knitting thought came to me by post! This little book of 10 poems was a lovely surprise gift from a non-knitting friend who clearly knows me well! The small paperback book has a vintage feel, with a textured … Continue reading

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Felted Fish

Wonderwool Wales was wonderful! In the rural setting of the atmospheric Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells, three enormous halls (hangars?) housed an inspiring collection of talented exhibitors from Wales and beyond, covering all aspects of Felting, Knitting, Weaving, Spinning, Crochet and … Continue reading

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