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Electric Brother Drum Carder Review - Video
  Last year I took the plunge and bought a large electric drum carder to replace my hand-cranked Barnett carder that had served me well for years.  In researching this purchase, it became apparent that carders were cheaper and there was more selection, in A...
Electric Brother Drum Carder Review - Video
Electric Brother Drum Carder Review - Video
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Eco-Friendly Packaging
Have you ever wished the postman would bring you a parcel that was wrapped up like they used to be before everyone used plastic packaging? You know the kind of parcel I mean, wrapped in brown paper with string? Well here's a new video I've just put together...
Eco-Friendly Packaging
Eco-Friendly Packaging
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Handmade Journals
Everyone who hand-spins and hand-dyes their own wool will know the 'itch' to want to make something with it instead of just selling it as-is! These journal covers are in 2 sizes, small is 6"x4" (below) and the larger is 6"x8" (above). The fun thing is that ...
Handmade Journals
Handmade Journals
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Knitting Instructions and Projects
Jelly Babies Hat! My 'Gummy Worms' hat shown above was made from Adriafil Scozia 'Lochness' (blue) for the ribbing, and my own handspun art-yarn 'Gummy Worms' for the main body, and topped with a Scozia bobble to match the ribbing.  I have a new listing in ...
Knitting Instructions and Projects
Knitting Instructions and Projects
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Acorn Dyeing
Some years I wouldn't bother with acorns as a dye material because the English Oaks don't always produce much of a crop.  This year has been fairly good, and the acorns have been lying thickly on the ground in places so it made sense to scoop them up into m...
Acorn Dyeing
Acorn Dyeing
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More Norwegian Knitting
My latest Norwegian handknit pattern is taken from the book Nordic Knitting by Susanne Pagoldh. This is a collection of over 30 patterns, from Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, Faroe Islands and more. I found my copy in a library sale 15 years ago for £1, but ...
More Norwegian Knitting
More Norwegian Knitting
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Lichen dyeing tutorial video, and gallery of lichen dyed yarn.
Lichen Dyeing
Lichen Dyeing
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Please check out my new tutorial video on the top tab of my blog here.  It's on dyeing wool with lichen.  This is 'Crottle' lichen, gathered in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.  An ancient traditional dye, also used in years gone by, in the Scottish Isla...
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Here is a new short film on lichen dyeing that Peter Matthess made for me. It features a little local scenery, and the lichen growing around where I live.  Then we move into the kitchen and show the dyeing process from start to finish. This is the BWM (Boil...
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Colours of Northern Ireland
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http://coloursofnorthernireland.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/saori-handspun-yarns.html My latest blog article is on 'Saori Spin'. With a gallery of photos of my most recentl hand-spun yarn and some information on how I spin it.
Saori Handspun Yarns
Saori Handspun Yarns
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