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Tanya Blackiston
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In Memory of Wink (A Creative Being)
I feel that I need to write something to mark the passing of a friend and creative genius Marinke Slump (or Wink) as she preferred to be known. It's been a week since she lost her battle to depression , and I am still struggling to control the powerful wave...

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Unravel 2015
Having my pre-schooler in tow, it was going to be a challenge to visit the Unravel Knitting Festival for anything longer than a few hours, but visit it we did ... and we did it in style. Unravel has become an annual treat for me, and I was very happy to int...

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A New Pattern: The Draft Excluder Cowl
We all love snuggly necks don't we? I conceived of this pattern because I wanted to eliminate those pesky winter drafts from coming in to the 'V' created when wearing coats, jumpers, etc. The ultimate solution for chilly and windy days. One more plus ... it...

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Continental Knitting ... What's Your Crafting New Years Resolution?
Knit Faster With Continental Knitting (w/Lorilee Beltman) Thanks to the success of my friend Sarah Knight of Crafts From The Cwtch 's decision to switch to this (in my mind) more efficient style of knitting, I've been encouraged to set some very firm crafti...

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Knitting Pattern Sales and the New VATMESS Scandal
Happy New Year to all my lovely readers and customers. I hope you have all had a very lovely festive period with your family and friends. I wish the first post of 2015 was on a more positive subject matter, but I have some apologies to make ... Thanks to ne...

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A New Pattern: The Monogram Baby Hat
Really pleased to announce that my new pattern is live and ready to download from Ravelry ... the Monogram Baby Hat . This was created as a gift for a friend who has just had a baby boy. Using colour schemes of your choice, this would be equally suitable fo...

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Top Whorl Drop Spindle Instructions
Learn to make your own yarn on a Top Whorl Drop Spindle with A Yarn Loving Mama ... 1) Take a length of 100% wool yarn of about 20 inches long and double it up so it forms a big loop. Tie it to the spindle securely  beneath the whorl. Bring the leader yarn ...

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A New & Improved Fiber Drafting & Joining Video on You Tube


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Yarn and Laughter: Unravel 2014
This year at Unravel Knitting Festival, held at Farnham Maltings in Hamsphire, I simply had a blast. Not only was it the dependable feast for the eyes and fingers(!), but also I met up with some incredibly lovely ladies who were only known to me via the wor...

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Womb Wisdom Headband Pattern
This pattern is a fun and fast chunky knit that makes a beautiful and practical headband/ear warmer. I used my Rainbow Merino handspun yarn for this project, but any aran to chunky yarn would work really well. As this will be close to the skin, I recommend ...
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