Category Archives: natural wools

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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Todays task is dryer balls

I got a call form one of my outlets that they are out of felted soap and dryer balls so todays job is dryer balls. First I make middles out of old or failed felt experiments. They might as well … Continue reading

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Naturals For A Nature Lover

I wanted to make a piece of felt for one of my friends as a thank you for helping us out recently, he’s into the environment and nature, so I thought a piece using all natural wools and undyed fibres … 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

Posted in embroidery, Free Motion Stitching, Guest Artists, Guest Writer, Inspiration, Mixed Media, natural wools, Other Fibers, Shows, Stitching | Tagged , | 17 Comments

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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Natural Wools and First Quarter Challenge

We made thick mats/placemats/coasters at the well being group last week. I took in some natural wools, partly to keep costs down, but also because I really like the combination of colours and textures they create when used together. I … Continue reading

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Cat Cave Class part 1

I taught a Cat cave class a while back. It was great fun but it very nearly didn’t happen. There was a delay in the wool I had ordered getting here in time. But between my personal stash and our … Continue reading

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