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How to Use a Distaff While Sitting

A common sight in medieval manuscripts is ladies standing while spinning, like this lady spinning wool amongst the sheep.

Also common, is the lady taking a break to spin, like this lady spinning wool amongst the sheep. 122 more words



KnitswissYarns. Fingering Weight 50%Merino wool & 50% Silk 122 more words


Christmas ornaments

The Christmas season is long gone, but unfortunately I didn’t finish these ornaments on time. Mostly because I didn’t know what to do with them: my first idea was to use them as name tags for the Christmas table (by appliquéing some chalkboard fabric on the back), but then I thought that I might kept these for my own Christmas tree, and that indecision led them to be left aside in favour of more pressing projects. 128 more words


Snuggly Woollens

I don’t know about you, but I love winter, and all that it encapsulate. Especially all the gorgeous woollens on hand.. Scarves, blanket throws, cashmere socks, jackets, beanies… 103 more words

New Workshop for Lechlade Craft Barn

On Friday 26th January I will be running a new workshop for Lechlade Craft Barn (GL7 3DL).  The day will be spent exploring weaving by using the simple Rigid Heddle and Back-strap loom. 53 more words