Swatching and sampling are often seen as a chore, skipped by many. When I am asked, how much yarn and what needles or hooks are needed, I explain that not all yarns are the same. Each maker works at a slightly different tension, so a swatch/ sample/ tension square is needed. There is often some… Continue reading ’Swatch’ it all about?
Many of us who make, make in a variety of crafts. My obsession is mostly with fibres and yarns these days, in previous times it was in fabrics and thread. No matter what crafts I am doing, it’s not the end product that gives me the most joy. The product for me is like icing… Continue reading Process Vs Product
I was reading an article in The Flinders News, Page 8, Wednesday 06, 2017 Road to Remembrance , by Michael Grealy, Fragile traces of past, this photo attracted my attention: It reminded me of an article I had read in Wool Gathering by The Hamilton Wool and Craft Guild. So I dug out my copy… Continue reading Knitting with fleece
I wrote this pattern up for the Jamestown Show, Sheep to Hat challenge. The challenge was to shear a sheep, spin it’s fleece and knit a hat. We timed ourselves and I designed the hat to enable five knitters to work on the hat at the same time. We completed the hat in 3… Continue reading Jamestown Show Hat