REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP

REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP
MORECAMBE BAY CONSERVATION GRAZER SHEEP

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Open Farm Sunday 2020

No Open Farm Sunday this year but for a  'virtual' visit see Fishwick Farms facebook page

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Knotwork Panel

Here's one I made earlier. A Herdwick wool panel I made for an exhibition at Manchester Airport many year's ago,it was based on a panel from the Bewcastle Cross.. It was 'lost' when the exhibition ended but at least I have this image of it!

Monday, 1 June 2020

Bowen Shield wall hanging

Here is another wall hanging based on a Bowen Shield which is a universal symbol of protection and also symbolizes new beginnings so I think it is quite appropriate for the times we live in.It's a woven panel with handspun yarn crocheted for the knotwork. Its not quite finished as I want to add handknit acorns and oak leaves to the fringe.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

I'm weaving some wall hangings and this little one shows a Conservation Grazer Sheep looking over Morecambe Bay. The sheep was made for me by ceramicist Ilona Duffy,the handyed scraps of wool from my stash and the  little wooden butterfly from my box of useful 'bits'.It hangs from a piece of Morecambe Bay driftwood.
Next one is to be based on a knotwork panel from one of the Anglo Saxon crosses in Whalley,using Herdwick and Lonk wool.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Ravenscar Jumper,Jane Ellison design

 Jane Ellison of Purl and Jane designed this Ravenscar jumper which I knitted up in Silverdale Aran wool. Jane had just started selling my wool from her studio in Skipton when we went into lockdown. I loved this design of hers so I decided to pull back an old jumper and knit it for me. I steamed the yarn to straighten it but was still worried about how it would knit up but after a quick warmish water handwash it came up bouncy,smooth and good as new!
Lovely pattern to knit,instructions are so well laid out and easy to follow it was very stressless  for lockdown. Hopefully come Autumn I'll be out and about wearing it!

handwoven bag

handwoven bag