Author Archives: Leonor

About Leonor

Textile artist, indie dyer, conjurer of fluff.

More from the Knitting & Stitching Show in London

The last time I wrote I shared some of the artwork I loved at the Knitting & Stitching Show. This time I’m sharing a bit more, with a special focus on my favourite artist this year. *** Please note: this … Continue reading

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A brief glimpse into the Knitting & Stitching Show in London

This weekend the biggest fibre and fabric-related event in Europe happened right here in London. Every year I volunteer for my spinning guild and, in return, I get a free pass for all days. Although the Knitting & Stitching Show … Continue reading

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Painting with wool

For today’s blog post, I am sharing with you a workshop I went to, where Dani Ives was teaching how to paint with wool. If you haven’t heard of Dani’s work, I highly recommend you check out her website. Before … Continue reading

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Chico the needle felted dog

Hello, Leonor here. My guest post for today is going to be a simple “show and tell” as the weather here in London is too warm for complicated thoughts! Some of you might be aware that I am a fibre … Continue reading

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The magic of blocking your hand knits

Hello, Leonor here guest-writing for this week’s post. After reading the title, if you’re not a knitter, you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. What on earth is blocking and why am I writing about it? Simply put, blocking refers … Continue reading

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