Ouch and carry on!

The New Year has started with a few leaps and ‘bumps’, but the main thing is to carry on regardless!

While not feeling 100% I have been able to crochet an odd line or two for a throw which was intended to be for my own use. However, a certain little grandson has fallen in love with the colours – so guess where it will be going…….?


I followed a pattern, but have had fun extending the colours and moving them around to suit my own satisfaction. The weaving in of the ends will be fun! That’s my next task – and then on to the border.

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I am delighted to say that I have managed to find a suitable local venue for a small series of Embellisher workshops. More details will follow soon, and the best news is that you don’t need to transport or even own your machine as I have some that you can borrow.

The even better news is that I can probably do the basics of dyeing at the same venue! That will mean that there will be even more fun and games to be had. I’m planning a series of workshops that will result in enough colours for Joseph’s amazing coat!

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Remember this?

You may remember seeing this photograph a while ago

It is shown hanging on the line to dry after dyeing and was very quickly sold. This morning I had a lovely email with a link to this blog. It was my lovely friend Pam that bought the skein, and I just love the way she has used it. Pop over and take a look. There is more information about the scarf in her Etsy shop which is also worth a visit. Incidently, part of it is one of the images that I chose for one of the changing images at the top of this blog.

Have you made something using items purchased from me either online, by phone, Etsy or at a show? If you have written about it somewhere why not send me the link – it might end up being featured here too.

I’m continuing to add to my Etsy shop. There will be more later today. Each dyed item is unique – there is only one and I won’t be dyeing another like it. Previously I have added a few repeatable collections, from now on that will cease – everything will be a one off!

It’s only just over a week away – but there is still time for a couple more enrolments on the Busy Bees dyeing course. Based in Newport, S Wales, Busy Bees Patchwork are recovering from a devastating fire in which everything was lost. They are now in the process of preparing to open in new premises, and I’m delighted to be able to support them in this endeavour. I wrote a little bit about the course here, too.  For speed contact them by email – details on this page. I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone down there – and to hearing news of the re-opening. As usual we will have a few bits and pieces with us – some of our machine threads, the chiffon scarves and, of course, some of our hand dyed items.




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