Saturday, 11 May 2019

Bodgers Buttons!

I wanted some new wood slice buttons and discovered The Lancashire Bodgers Group who were really helpful,interested in what I do and so knowledgeable about wood. these are the first to arrive from 'Willy Acorn' beautiful Cherry and Holly will sit so well on the Herdwick/Lonk tweed bags and I'm hoping for more from all sorts of wood.Many thanks to The Lancashire Bodgers!

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Sunday, 3 February 2019

More Wool ..... of course!

Here's the 2018 wool from the fleeces of the Conservation Grazer flock in Silverdale. 3 different weights of yarn from the same lovely crossbred Bluefaced Leicester/North Country Cheviot sheep, DK,Aran and Chunky.Soft,lustrous and bouncy but still looks like it really comes from sheep!

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

2018 Wool

Here's the first of last year's clip back from the mill and spun into lovely wool. Moorit Shetland DK and Black Welsh Lopi wool from the Fishwick Farms Flocks at Silverdale and Cartmel and spun beautifully at The Border Mill. Rovings from both available for spinners.
Soon to arrive Chunky,Aran and DK from the Silverdale conservation grazers and more Lonk from Whitewell.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Lovely Lancashire Lonks !

I'm promoting the wool from this handsome ancient regional breed! Lonks come from 'Lonkysher' and the breed developed from the ones that were kept by the monks at Sawley and Whalley Abbeys in medieval times.I have DK and Aran knitting wool and rovings and batts for handspinners.Its real wool from real sheep. Fleeces come from a high nature value organic farm in the Forest of Bowland and are millspun in the UK using minimal processing to impact as little as possible on the environment. Yarn samples available if you contact me.
Handwoven Ruana and felted hat made from Lonk wool

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

more hats

These felted wool hats together with one of the tote bags,a ruana ,throw and cushion are going to the Changing Crafts Exhibition  touring Lancashire and Yorkshire from mid January to March .

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Chocolate Orange ??

Bobble hat in 'Cartmel' Chunky wool has an orange bobble made from charity shop yarn ..... just seemed to go well together!

handwoven bag

handwoven bag