Plant Dyes and Your Health

Did you know that textiles dyed with plant dyes can be good for you? As a part of my personal search for a healthier lifestyle, I am on an ongoing quest to learn more about natural plant dyes, their uses and how to achieve the range of colours that plant dyes can produce. In this … Continue reading “Plant Dyes and Your Health”

No-Nylon Sock Knitting

Since I had cancer last year, I have spent time examining how I live and what possible environmental effects could have had an influence on getting this disease. I have had to change many things in my life and to examine what foods I eat, the types of fabrics and clothes that I wear, the … Continue reading “No-Nylon Sock Knitting”

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. Hand sewn reindeer leather and pewter thread bracelets, made in the … Continue reading “Hand Made Etsy Products”

Poppy Day

November 11 – Remembrance Day It’s poppy time! Why not knit or crochet a hand made poppy or two to remember this day and those who fought so that we can be safe. Please remember, if you sell any of these handmade poppies, please donate the funds to your local Legion. This is their main … Continue reading “Poppy Day”

Prym sock loom heel

In an earlier article I described how to knit in the round on a Prym sock loom. I find the instructions that come with the knitting loom a bit difficult to understand, so I have adapted the method slightly. I hope that you will find this a bit easier to follow. Please let me know … Continue reading “Prym sock loom heel”

Prym Sock Loom

I purchased a Prym sock loom today. I have read mixed reviews of them but thought I would give it a try. This knitting loom is similar to the round knitting looms but it is oval in shape. It has a rubberized base and the metal pegs look like bent paper clips. With the unique … Continue reading “Prym Sock Loom”

Knitting – Why Knit?

Why should you take up knitting? Many people associate crafts like knitting and crocheting with old ladies, however this is a stereotype which could not be more wrong. An increasing number of young people are now getting into this creative past time and are knitting scarves, gloves and even toys. Plus in this economic climate, … Continue reading “Knitting – Why Knit?”

Felting Project – Waterlily

A great way to use up some of your handspun stash is to knit flowers and felt them. Here is an example of a waterlily that I knitted. The pattern came from a book I purchased from Amazon – Knitted Flowers, 20 to make. The pattern calls for double knitting weight yarn. I substituted this … Continue reading “Felting Project – Waterlily”