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HTTPS Secure Server Migration

In this age of cyber hacking and concerns about security, I have decided to move all of this website to a secure server – Https not http. Although no personal financial information is collected at this site and I provide information only, you can’t be too careful. This has been done now. You will […]

Spin Flora not Fauna

I am very pleased and delighted to hear that my workshop is full for the upcoming AGWSD Summer School 2017. This summer school will be held at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, August 13 – 20, 2017. The Summer School is hosted by the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, UK and is […]

Hand Made Etsy Products

Now that I have retired from the world of work, I have become more involved in production weaving. I am also now teaching workshops on a one-to-one basis. Here are some Links to my hand made products on Etsy and workshops that I offer.

Sami Reindeer Leather Bracelets

Hand sewn reindeer leather and […]

How to Needle Felt a Snowman

A beginner tutoril an how to make a needle felted snowman. You will learn how to form a ball using needle felting, how to make indents and shapes and how to join 2 needle felted pieces together. […]

Santa Suit Pattern for a Santa Doll

In the previous article I provided instructions for knitting a Santa doll. Knit Santa Doll

Santa needs a Santa suit, so I thought that I would make him one from handmade felt.

I started by felting a fairly thin piece of red felt (approx 15″x15″ Square)

Felt Making

How to Make Handmade […]

Christmas Craft Books

Mini Christmas Knits (Twenty to Make) Highlighting the small charms of the holidays, the 20 step-by-step Christmas projects collected here will add to the warmth of the season. With each project requiring just small scraps of yarn, knitters will enjoy applying their skills to such novelty projects as miniature Christmas stockings, holly leaves, small […]

Santa Knitting Pattern

Christmas is fast approaching, so time to start making your Christmas crafts.

Here is a free knitting pattern for making a Santa Claus doll. The body has been handknit using pure DK weight wool and size 4mm knitting needles. I have used merino wool roving for the body stuffing, so that this can be […]

How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs

Instructions for making quail size Easter eggs using a wet felting method. […]

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Hand Spinning Workshops
  • Dyeing to Print! (Coupeville, WA)
    MX dyes are versatile – taking artists from the bucket to the print table in the course of one afternoon. The emphasis in this workshop is on thickened dye and the many exciting ways the dye can be applied....
  • Book Making: Exposed Stitch Eco Journal (Bulverde, TX)
    Carrie Avery brings us a technique featuring a beautiful exposed stitch, meaning the binding is visible from the outside of the book. The result is a rustic and organic book with a hint of romance, ideal...
  • Wandering with India Flint: New Mexico (Abiquiu, Taos, Santa Fe, NM)
    India will be traveling to New Mexico from her farm in the deep south of Australia to share her wandering spirit and creative gifts with us. She is best known for developing the highly distinctive eco-print,...
  • Fiber + Paper + Ink (Coupeville, WA)
    Fibre + Paper + Ink explores in depth the layering and design opportunities of these three wonderful mediums. Paper and Ink incorporated with more traditional felting fibers opens up new possibilities...