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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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Making Socks from Start to Finish

Our guest artist is Leonor  from Felt Buddies who is sharing a special sock story and process. Today I’m sharing with you some sock making, from the dye pot to the finished product. A few months ago, I got a … Continue reading

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The Year Ahead

I’m ahead of myself this year, usually I start by planning to be more organised, but I bought some new tubs a few weeks ago and cleared up a few piles off my desk! And yesterday I sorted through a … Continue reading

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Cords and Knitting

I haven’t had chance to do much felting lately, apart from making a few ‘spare’ cords for future use. I just used some colours I had out from when I’d made some felted soap: I did start on a couple … Continue reading

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Landscapes and Knitting

Ruth did a post a few days ago about a landscape tutorial on the Start2 website. I hadn’t come across that tutorial before and thought Ruth’s paintings were brilliant, so having been stuck in a recliner for a week and … Continue reading

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Scarves For Nuno and Knitting

I bought some gorgeous scarves yesterday for nuno felting. The first two are different coloured versions of a blue peacock one I bought and sampled not so long ago: The others are from a stall which sells 3 scarves for … Continue reading

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Fourth Quarter Challenge

What happened to the other 2 Quarterly challenges?! As Ruth said, this year we’re focusing on felting techniques. My first thought (rather obviously, most of you will think) was embellishments. I’ve blathered on enough about embellishment fibres in the past … Continue reading

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