Crochet and dyeing adventures
I live and dye by the sea in sunny southern Scotland
The accidental green cardigan
A dye commission that went wrong resulted in a beautiful shade of green and a year later, a fabulous cardigan.
A farewell to yarns
It’s time to close the doors on the yarn dyeing business.
Ravelry Pattern Search
How to search for patterns on Ravelry, the world’s largest online knitting and crochet pattern resource.
Unicorn Farts and Clown Barf
Stuck with some variegated yarn in your stash? Here are some ideas for how to use those multicoloured yarns.
Olivia & Rameses
Sometime it’s fun to put the adulting stuff aside and embrace your inner child. Meet Olivia and Rameses.
Hats and Squish Bears
Two crocheted hats and an amigurumi bear made with the leftovers.
As 2018 draws to a close
A six month round up of the latter half of the year. There’s a reason I’ve been quiet – I’ve been getting on with stuff!
Nuno felted mandala scarf
This week I cashed in one of my birthday presents – a thoroughly enjoyable felting afternoon with Linda Irving. I took along this silk chiffon scarf that I had dyed and she took me through the process of nuno felting it.
A colourful and complex crochet shawl made in the depths of winter, but with sunshine in mind.
Once upon a time …
It’s not the most exciting of tales, but here’s the (very long) story of our house move from Portpatrick to Drummore.
Coming Soon …
If you’ve read any other posts here, I’m sure you are aware that I seem to be metamorphosing into a textile artist. I am drawn to fibre, yarn and dyes more than anything at the moment.
Makes me look like a Snowman
Take one beautiful white linen top and spend the weekend splashing it around in buckets of dye.
Sea Glass Scarf
Sea glass was the inspiration behind this beautiful scarf and sea glass was even used in to create it.
The Crochet Months
Crocheted shawls and wraps and hand dyed silk scarves featured at the Harbour Cottage Gallery
Mandala Madness update (Aug 2017)
The Mandala Madness blanket is getting bigger.
My first adventure in wet felting.
Sometimes you just have to celebrate what’s right on your doorstep.
A happy hooker – my crochet obsession
There will definitely be crochet showing up on this blog as I’ve become just a little obsessed by it. From cat baskets to complex mandala blankets, it’s my favourite way to relax.