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Sarah Whittle
Fibre Artist / Hand Spinner / Designer / Maker
Fibre Artist / Hand Spinner / Designer / Maker

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Hand Knitted Shawls Made in Cornwall
I have just added these two lovely shawls (below) to my Etsy Shop . Shawls are great for wearing all year round but especially lovely in Spring and Summer when you don't want to wear a coat or jacket. The first is a lovely small shawl in a fair isle effect ...

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A Beautiful Day for Hand Spinning
Today has been glorious we have had blue skies and sunshine all day! It was so warm I was able to get my trusty spinning wheel outside and sit spinning in the Spring sunshine listening to the sounds of the birds. It has been bliss! The good weather is set t...

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Casting on Toe-up Socks
Well the weather has finally changed here for the better and we are having some lovely blue skies and sunshine at last. It really is starting to feel like Spring! On Thursday if you read my last blog post, I said I was going to cast on some toe-up socks on ...

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Finished Double Broken Rib Socks
Last night I finally finished my Double Broken Rib socks! Phew, I cast them on in January and just got around to finishing them because I have been busy washing and spinning Ryeland fleece. The pattern is one I wrote myself so I will write it up as a proper...

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Shop Update - Handspun Yarns and Spinning Fibres
Yesterday I updated my Etsy shop with some lovely new spinning fibres and handspun yarns. I have a lot of new yarns to add to the shop this week which will be available as yarn packs like the Herdwick Pack below. The spinning fibres include two Mini Art Bat...

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New Look Blogger Blog
Finally Blogger has updated it's themes with new mobile friendly templates which this evening I have decided to adopt for the blog. I think the template I have chosen is clean and simple and hopefully it will be easier to read! Please let me know what you t...

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Washing and Dyeing Hand Spun Ryeland Fleece
Today I have been busy hand dyeing some of my hand spun Ryeland fleece. I am using natural plant dye extracts to dye the wool as I want everything to be natural. For this mornings dyeing experiments I used Logwood Purple, just a 1/4 teaspoon will give you a...

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Big Garden Birdwatch
Top left - Great Tit, Top Right - Blackbird, Bottom - Jay This year we took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and were amazed at how many birds we have in our garden! The kids have had a fantastic time recording all the birds we saw as part of their lea...

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Handspun Yarn Sale
I am currently having a small January sale on some of my handspun yarns in my Etsy store . These include hand dyed Shetland wool, Alpaca, Herdwick, Texel, Merino and Bamboo. Please click here to see all the handspun yarns currently on sale . Superfine Alpac...

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Stunning Views at Botallack Mine, Cornwall
If you are thinking of visiting Cornwall on holiday this year you should definitely visit Botallack Mine. It is one of the most stunning places! Used as one of the film locations for the BBC's Poldark Series the scenery is breathtaking and we are so lucky t...
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