Monday, October 25, 2010


I've started this small notebook to record colour choices, blends and each yarn I make, along with colour ideas. I will make notes about what has worked, not worked, and could be improved upon.

Please excuse the bad scans! 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010


I'm off on a little overnight holiday to see the Blackpool illuminations. I'll be taking my camera, which i've ordered a new battery for. I hope it arrives in time.

I'm desperate to start drawing again. I just need some primary sources! Having wild ideas about black paper, chalk pastels and old books.

Rose garden, take two.

Plied with white sewing thread. Nowhere near as nice as the original, but it's growing on me.


I found these in my mums sewing box. They must be more than 10 years old now. I can even remember the school uniform shop we got them from in Leiston (my home town).

I really want to use them in my spinning, perhaps rivet the ends together to make a loop?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rose Garden

Inspired by Colinette's Rose Garden colourway. The twist is unset, this is a colour reference.


This is the first hank of yarn I've spun and plied on my Ashford wheel that I consider saleable. More or less a constant Aran weight, the colour is subtle. Everything I had hoped for at the outset.