She comes from a land of the ice and snow

I’m having a lot of fun making my latest commission pieces. Hedwina wasn’t too impressed on the first fitting but once this helmet was done she loved it and it’s been difficult to persuade her to take the beard off at all.

Different sizes will be available in the shop in the run up to Christmas so check back regularly when you start thinking about Christmas shopping.

With credit to very talented Kat Kennedy of TwistedK.com for the baby hat pattern, to Reckless Stitches for the adult hat pattern and to Melissa Campbell of Totally Stitching for the beard pattern.

New Date for Workshop at Ammonite Yarns

As workshops are unable to go ahead in South Wales right now I have been making best use of the time by moving and completely rebuilding the website from the ground up, so much so that I feel like my eyes are square and my laptop is begging for a break.

Hedwina

The site has become much larger in that the Spring Mill Terrace shop pages have been added, tested, retested, proof read to the max and retested again and I’m hoping that very soon I will be able to declare them “done” so that sales can be made directly from here instead of via the Etsy shop.

Hedwina has been helping by modelling knitted garments and giving advice here and there but she’s not of much use in a practical sense so I shall be glad when all this techie stuff is done and I have time to crack open the dye pots again.

In the meantime, I have spoken with Jenny and Ruth at Ammonite Yarns about rearranging the workshop postponed from 4th October and the course will now go ahead (Covid permitting) on Saturday January 23rd 2021.

There are places left so click here if you would like to book.

Off to Germany

Not me – but this lovely winter warmers set which I have just finished for a friend and customer.

I have really enjoyed making this commission piece for my lovely ex-colleague Sophia. Not just the knitting but the collaboration on colours, yarn and patterns, seeing it all come together and adding my own adaptations to make the finished garments perfect for their new owner.

If you are interested in commissioning a piece of unique clothing, made especially for you please do get in touch.

Dates for 2021 (tentatively) arranged!

We may have just had new lockdown restrictions imposed on us but refusing to believe that Covid will go on into next year, I have just arranged new dates the popular Fleece To Fibre workshop to run at the wonderful Rural Skills Centre in Cardiff next year.

  • Saturday 20th March
  • Sunday 27th June
  • Saturday 18th September
  • Saturday 30th October

The dates are now available to book so if you are thinking of snapping up a place, head over there and we will keep all our fingers and toes crossed!

Gina