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On the Trail of Sail History - the Vikings

We left off somewhere around 1350 BC, when the Mycenaean kings may or may not have been requiring plain linen cloth to be woven as a tax or tribute intended for sail use.  1,297 more words

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Spinning Day

Today we travelled down to Kenilworth to spend a couple of hours with the lovely Emma from The Wool Shed improving our spinning techniques. I love The Wool Shed, there’s something quite magical about the industrial outer giving way to the most beautiful interior full of naturally dyed yarns. 107 more words

Finished! Katia darling scarf

Yay! I finished something, well something small. I had a ball of Katia darling given to me by my mum, she saw the rainbow colours and thought of me but saw the price and only got one ball. 250 more words

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Sand In My Eyes...

I´ve just finished the BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie. It´s a great, slightly oversized cardigan with some elegant features like longer in the back, pockets integrated in the hem and i-cord finishing. 442 more words

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Debbie Bliss Summer Tweed Juliet

Well it’s been a very long time since my last blog ! – must do better.

With so much going on in the shop I sometimes forget to keep you all up to date. 195 more words

That is what my Loops and Threads Florence scarf looks like now. Last week I showed you the wool and said that I would start knitting with it probably that day, I did so this is what it looks like. 96 more words

TRIPLE COFFEE YARN

It has taken me forever but I have finally finished my latest handspun lace yarn design,  a 50/50 British bluefaced leicester/silk, that I have called “Triple Coffee”. 97 more words

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