Category Archives: Crafts

Ditch Plastic Bags

As part of the drive to ditch plastic bags, I have created free crochet patterns for a market bag, and a fruit ‘n’ veg bag. Continue reading

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My First Hand-Spun Yarn

Having spun a small quantity of single green yarn, and another in purple, I then spun the two together to create a 2ply yarn.  This is my first attempt and it’s not very even, but I’m so chuffed with it. … Continue reading

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Spinning with a Drop Spindle

A few years ago my husband bought me a drop spindle kit from George Weil.  I am not known for my patience and I got frustrated with it fairly quickly and it went back in the box and was left.  However, … Continue reading

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Selling my Crochet at Frome – Love it!

Tomorrow is craft fair time again and I can’t wait!  Once a month I attend the D&K Totally Craft and Makers Market at the Cheese and Grain, in Frome, where I catch up with my crafty friends, have a natter, … Continue reading

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Granny Squares – getting back to basics

I taught my self to crochet, as a child, using 1970’s craft books such as Golden Hands and Good Housekeeping.  My only problem was that my natural tension is very tight.  Eventually I decided to put that tight tension to … Continue reading

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Tambour Embroidery – a new hobby

I was introduced to Tambour Embroidery (and Tambour Beading) by a friend of mine, who used this technique for the detail of her daughter’s wedding dress.  I was struck by the beauty of the work, but thought I would find it … Continue reading

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