Monday, 4 November 2019

Handwoven wool cushions

I'm weaving wool to make cushion covers and filling them with washed carded fleece in a Bancroft Mill calico case. I've decorated them with either pompom flowers or raggedy bows.Wool is from the Silverdale conservation grazer flock.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

new skein bands,new wool

Not a great photo but it shows the lovely new bands I've had printed which go beautifully with the wool spun with minimal processing. The new yarn is in the middle 'Cringlebarrow' is a marl DK spun from 2 crossbred Black Welsh/North Country Cheviot fleeces and 3 Bluefaced Leicesters. Very soft handle!

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Wool Week

The Platform Gallery in Clitheroe have set up a lovely window display for Wool Week see their facebook page,it looks really FAB!

Monday, 7 October 2019

Wool Week 2019 Make a Difference .... Choose Wool

Here is the 2019 display of local wool at the lovely Silverdale Hotel on Shore Road in Silverdale. You can see the flock of sheep from Fishwick Farms from the hotel windows and admire a basket of their wool while enjoying a drink or a meal.
Its become a tradition that we occupy a window sill for the duration of Wool Week (7th - 21st October,yes I know its a long week),and I'm always made very welcome.Lovely spot with lovely views of Morecambe Bay (as well as the sheep)  and a cosy family run pub/restaurant /hotel with great atmosphere.
 The Platform Gallery in Clitheroe  is putting on a 'From Farm To Yarn' display of work made from our wool with pictures of the farmers and their flocks,me weaving and Griffiths Mill spinning.
I hope Wool Week goes well and lots of people will choose wool and make a difference.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

'Pepperpot' Aran Wool

Lovely speckled grey wool from a 'one off' fleece and a Cheviot/Leicester fleece from the Silverdale Flock..Only 2 fleeces so not a lot of wool and I'd like to keep some for myself this time!
The Pepperpot is a well known landmark in the Arnside/Silverdale area.

Friday, 30 August 2019


Here are some of the rovings I have from the conservation grazer sheep in Silverdale.Beautiful for handspinners! Jacobs,Black Welsh and Cheviot/Leicester also organic grown Lonk rovings from the flock in The Forest of Bowland. I don't get to do as much spinning as I used to so if anyone is interested let me know!

Sunday, 18 August 2019

shabby chic shed

The shabby chic shed is to be made waterproof to store fleeces as the garage has been taken over by the woodworking and gardening group at the commune! It will be useful extra space and I'm always complaining I need more room! But I'm worried about the hedgehog family who reside under the shed

handwoven bag

handwoven bag