REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP

REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP
MORECAMBE BAY CONSERVATION GRAZER SHEEP

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