I make magic Transforming fibre into yarn and then with two sticks; a hook or a loom into wearable items, toys, cloth, hats and countless other items, is an amazing thing to do. In days gone by makers were thought to have special gifts that turned fibre into cloth. They were seen to have special knowledge.… Continue reading ‘Making’ magic.
Handmade is never cheap. Handmade is invested with time, memories and most importantly love.
Everyone seems to love a Boring Blokes Beanie, but as a knitter they can be very boring to make over and over again. And as the BBB is one of my biggest selling beanies I need some variety to keep me enthused to knit them. This hat is worked from the brim up, in the… Continue reading On The Buses – Free Garter Rib Beanie Pattern
I was recently on a forum where someone wrote a post asking what they needed to know to teach a crochet class. Rather than give a short answer on the forum, I thought I would write a post on what I feel is important to know about teaching a craft. This won’t contain all I… Continue reading I want to teach crochet….
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?