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Fiona MacBride
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Data Protection and Visitor Information 2018 Requirements.
Tin Shed Yarns would like you to know that as a user of the Google platform "Blogspot" I am required to inform my European Union visitors that information is collected by Google for their "Ad-sense" feature. Numbers of visitors to the site are also collecte...
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Literacy....A Right.......(or why I went teaching).
Image Credit-that'smycornwall I want to talk about literacy especially numeracy and text literacy for children. I needed a context to put it in so the photograph above was sampled as an example of development in an impoverished area -Cornwall in late 19th C...
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I Should Have Listened...........
The Dratted Knitting Contraption There comes a time when you make a decision and making it makes you feel loads better. For me, writing up my Work Diary forced me to re-read my entry from the previous week about the second-hand knitting machine I had source...
I Should Have Listened...........
I Should Have Listened...........
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Letter to Santa 2017
The valley stretching East in the morning. Dear Santa, How are things with you? Hope the reindeer are eating well. It has been a whole 12 months since we last talked and let's face it, it has been a s*** of a year. I am not blaming you but I really need a p...
Letter to Santa 2017
Letter to Santa 2017
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Weaving a Sleeping Pod for a Baby -Wahakura
Wahakura  I the scary big thing -I attended a Maori Womens' Weaving Course. I am not Maori. But they let me in. They did have some questions, such as what is your general experience with Te Ao Maori (Maori culture) and do you have a tribal connection? I pas...
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Pricing Your Work
Kaipara Valley Shawl Pricing Your Work and Meeting The Market. I want to talk about putting a price on work ready for sale. We all consider doing this -large projects or small, hand-dyed yarn or finished shawls. It is a fraught process and the big word need...
Pricing Your Work
Pricing Your Work
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Times When I Have Been Angry.....or..is it worth it?
Me.....talking about being annoyed. ME: You just won't effing believe what I went through today... HIM : So...how was your day? How did the "Moving House for Dorothy" go?          Uh oh -I know that look.         (Moves valuable items away from my reach) ME...
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Planning a Big Project -aka Writing a List
Blocking on the Frame My Big Project ...is now complete. For a day I wasn't quite myself because the there was no compulsion to knit. It was ended and the studio was needing a tidy-up. The 1.73m square shawl was up on the frame in the shed being stretched t...
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Keeping Consistent and Meeting the needs of knitters.
8ply hand-spun wool in cakes One of the big favours we spinners perform for the world is linking knitters with farmers. Knitters are a good bunch usually but they CAN get preoccupied with what their yarn should look and feel like. Too many rely totally on m...
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New Wool -New Project
Six hanks of Spinning Strange how the solstice can bring new energy. Mid-winter here has brought two kinds of weather; Overcast and blustery with rain or blue skies and no wind with frosty evenings. I prefer the latter. Our geography here means we get weath...
New Wool -New Project
New Wool -New Project
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