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Rhubarb leaf and alum mordants, hot and cold processes

Way back in December I was thinking about hot and cold mordanting processes.  I decided on an experiment inspired by a post by Leena at… 452 more words

Natural Dyeing

Lace wedding shawl

Joanna has been working with Daisey’s fleece to create a wedding shawl for a very good friend. This is the Quarff Triangular Stole and its pattern may be found in… 144 more words


Casting on: Rainbow Pipeline Socks

Hello Everyone,

The third round of this years Sockmadness is upon is. And this new pattern has been giving me headaches. It’s super pretty, but it includes many elements with which I have zero experience. 354 more words


Pink easter

Blouse: French Connection Skirt: Made by Me


Yarn Scarves Without the Knitting

As you know I don’t crochet or knit, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love some of those wonderful yarns that are out there.  I came across a few simple ideas to make scarves that you don’t need any special skills. 82 more words

Arts And Crafts

Mia Bella... My beautiful yarn stash

It was Good Friday, the schools were out, the roads were crazy. So of course I packed up the kids for a trip to Mia Bella… 112 more words


It's finished! My fantastic, stripey, crochet gorgeousness!

I’ve been posting updates on and off since January about the blanket I’ve been making using the beautiful As-We-Go Stripey Blanket pattern by Hannah Davis of… 571 more words