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Cutting fabric strips for research garment

I have just spent ages cutting nylon tulle into 1/2 inch strips. I tried tearing them, but the edges roll and become too smooth for my purpose. Luckily I could use a powered rotary cutter, but even so the tulle … Continue reading

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Peg loom

Ross has built me a peg loom. This is the only photo so far but more will follow. We found helpful instructions on the Internet and the finished one has three rows of pegs of different sizes spaces differently.  I … Continue reading

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‘plein air’ knitting

Caravanning and knitting. Sitting in a field whilst dinner is cooking on the BBQ. Knitting baby boots for Katie’s baby. 

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Scotney castle walk

Just walked from Lamberhurst to Scotney Castle. No great distance but managed to get stung by nettles, thistles in my feet and a dash of sunburn.  Rewarded by a very substantial cream tea with both fruit and cherry and coconut … Continue reading

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A bit of kitchen and eco dyeing

This post is about a bit of experimenting I did last weekend. Dyeing is something I’ve mainly done with Dylon since leaving college myself. At college I learned to use acid and direct dyes in the correct chemicaly formulas, and … Continue reading

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Review of The Knitting Book

Thank you ‘butterfly reader’ for your review of The Knitting Book: ‘I do use other books as well as this one but this is the one I return to when I can’t remember how to do something’ read the complete … Continue reading

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Sequin yarn on a drop spindle

Its that time of year again when I become inspired afresh to spin when I freshen up my skills to teach basic principles and practise of spinning to the first year knit students. This year, I am concentrating on using … Continue reading

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British Knitting Awards 2015

A big thanks to all of those who voted for The Knitting Book in the British Knitting Awards 2015. ‘The Knitting Book is the book of all books for the knitter, whether you are a beginner or have been knitting … Continue reading

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Patterns on Ravelry

My hand knit patterns from Rooster Book One are downloadable from Ravelry: Man and Babies’s Hat  Soft Baby Blanket both patterns are worked in the lovely Rooster yarns.

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My Passap E6000 is out of the cupboard! I have finally unearthed my Passap E6000 from its hibernation and even got the motor running!Of course I still don’t have much time to use it – but last night I stole … Continue reading

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