Creating beauty from compacted tops

After my craft room reorganisation I found beautiful tops that were compacted, and some remnants that would not be enough to make anything on their own. I hate waste so I have been playing with resuscitating them.  I blended the colours and carded into soft rolags to make them spin-able again. Adding a smidgeon of cashmere… Continue reading Creating beauty from compacted tops


Silk is my favourite fibre for spinning, at least at the moment  I love it for its stories;  the princess who discovered how to reel it, the Chinese keeping the secret hidden for centuries, the pernickety mulberry silk worms that refuse to eat unless chopped leaves are presented just as they like it and the wild… Continue reading Silk

Woolly Wednesdays Card by Sue Prince

Card by Sue Prince I was given this fabulous card for my birthday last year. I came across it again during my craft room tidy so thought I'd share I love this card because it shows  a selection of contemporary spinning wheels  people having fun  the links  between sheep and spinning.  great artistic skill but looks naive … Continue reading Woolly Wednesdays Card by Sue Prince

Christmas Wreath

My Christmas Wreath  We all have different ideas about our Christmas wreath. I hadn't made one before so wanted it to be very simple and use foliage from the garden. I was really pleased how this turned out.  I used Three willow whips  1/2cm diameter and just over a metre longIvy Holly * EuonymousBlack florists wire  Creating… Continue reading Christmas Wreath