Author Archives: Leonor

About Leonor

Textile artist, indie dyer, conjurer of fluff.

Ending this weird year with some dyeing

So, who’s ready for 2020 to go away? I sure am (although I’m not expecting things to be much different in the first half of 2021… thank goodness for crafting!) On my last post, I wrote about dyeing a cardigan … Continue reading

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More dyeing shenanigans (with a twist)

The last time I wrote, I talked about dyeing yarn. As an indie dyer, my job is to create colourful yarn that someone else will turn into something beautiful. That’s pretty much the norm. Now, what if I turned that … Continue reading

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What goes into hand dyed yarn?

A few days ago, Ruth had the courtesy of sending me an email reminder about my upcoming blog post (this one). I mentioned I was sparse on ideas, so she suggested I talk about my dyeing process. This ended up … Continue reading

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More sewing shenanigans (but still no waistcoat)

If you’ve been following my waistcoat sewing adventures, you’ll know I was fairly optimistic I’d have a finished (or, more advanced) garment to show you by now. The thing is… I’ve hit a snag. After finding out the shoulder area … Continue reading

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Do I have a finished vest? (Spoiler: I don’t)

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well, or at least managing not to randomly yell at walls. If you remember, the last time I wrote I was working on a Victorian-style waistcoat mockup, and I was determined to have the real … Continue reading

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Cabin fever and mock-ups

Hello. Let me start by hoping you and your loved ones are all of sound health. In light of recent events, last week my husband and I decided to self-isolate. Not too hard a task for two humans whose favourite … Continue reading

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Studio Space -“Final” Layout

On my last post, I showed you my new studio space. I had just moved in and my beloved fibre was still very much scattered around, and I felt a little at a loss as to where I should place … Continue reading

Posted in 3D, felt art, Guest Artists, Guest Writer, Made From Felt, natural wools, sculptural felt, Spinning, Wool | 16 Comments

Someone send inspiration and help…

I recently moved from London to Edinburgh. When asked why I was moving farther north by my baffled English friends, I couldn’t resist telling them it was because England just wasn’t cold enough for me, nothing but Scottish weather would … Continue reading

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Knitting and modeling a shawl

After a big hiatus, my knitting mojo finally woke up, and it was craving complicated stuff, not just the customary stocking stitch pattern. I’ve a soft spot for lace shawls, particularly those by British pattern creator Boo Knits (find her … Continue reading

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Making a raven (and the mistakes in the process)

Around December of last year, I was asked by a friend and customer to make a life size sculpture of a raven. I’d never done one before, so it was an exciting challenge to accept. My husband, a professional painter … Continue reading

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