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Aylwen Gardiner-Garden
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Inkle Loom
I received an Ashford Inkle Loom today that has been in storage for some time and needs a little bit of TLC. I'm sanding it back with a very fine sandpaper so I can then oil and wax the wood. Sadly the screws have rusted and won't come out - I've applied so...
Inkle Loom
Inkle Loom
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Woad in Canberra
I planted some woad (Isatis tinctoria) in my garden in early March. It is still thriving, larger but staying low over the winter. I've put a cover over them to make sure my family doesn't bury it with leaves. March 2018 (Autumn) June 2018 (Winter)
Woad in Canberra
Woad in Canberra
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Its cold outside, let's spin some wool...
I’m spinning some black merino fleece I washed at Christmas. Not as soft and nice as the Polwarth I spun recently but I don’t want to leave it sitting around gathering dust. Any ideas what I can knit with it?
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Winter Rye
Today I planted two beds of winter rye that I bought from Eden Seeds. Not sure what variety it is but is certified organic and may survive possum attack better than my poor little spinach seedlings. I've read that rye will grow in any well-drained soil as l...
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Update: Historical Millinery Summer School
It is a truth universally acknowledged,  that those in possession of a head, must be in want of a hat. Historical Millinery Holiday Summer School in Canberra this January 15-19 January 2018 (only 4 places left) Ages 12 - Adults ~ 1.30-5.00pm each day Learn ...
Update: Historical Millinery Summer School
Update: Historical Millinery Summer School
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Millinery Classes - learn to block a hat, make a buckram bonnet and knit a Scottish Tam!
Millinery Holiday Summer School in Canberra this January Week 1: 8-12 January 2018 Week 2: 15-19 January 2018  (only 3 places left) Ages 12 - Adults ~ 1.30-5.00pm each day        Learn to block a hat, wire & cover a bonnet and knit a beret. In this  histori...
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Millinery Classes - learn to block a hat, make a buckram bonnet and knit a Scottish Tam!
Millinery Holiday Summer School in Canberra this January Week 1: 8-12 January 2018 Week 2: 15-19 January 2018  (only 3 places left) Ages 12 - Adults ~ 1.30-5.00pm each day        Learn to block a hat, wire & cover a bonnet and knit a beret. In this  histori...
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Balmoral Bonnet
Balmoral Bonnet in the Charles Wade Collection at Berrington Hall, UK. National Trust SNO 1228 Two-colour diced band in process Diced band complete Increasing the beret Me, testing what the bonnet might look like. A bit big. Decreasing to finish the top of ...
Balmoral Bonnet
Balmoral Bonnet
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Australian Cabbage Tree Hat
Last weekend the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy in Canberra hosted a Cabbage Tree Hat workshop with Sue and Don Brian. Sue and Don had spent five years on Norfolk Island where they became interested in the history and practice of making the cabbage...
Australian Cabbage Tree Hat
Australian Cabbage Tree Hat
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