Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the new look website.
The reason for a fresh look is that I wanted to have a clean and fresh start to the New Year, and I wanted the whole look to be more me. Hope you like how its turned out and do let me know if you’ve any comments about it.
Over the holidays I took some proper time to rest and relax as December was quite busy making scarves for Christmas orders and presents. It was nice for once to really relax after the past year as it has been pretty busy and full on. I got time to knit and my never-ending Scatness Tunic is on the final I-cord bind-off and I’m desperately trying to get it finished as I’ve got Kate Davies next book Yokes and the yarn for a jumper from it.
I did manage to get out for a couple of walks with my boys and the light over the past few weeks has been fantastic.
Designs are already flying around my mind for skycapes on scarves and cowls with some texture thrown in too, as well as cushions with clouds at dusk on them based on these images. The sketchbook is about to be filled soon and hopefully the new ranges will be on the looms soon too.
The other reason for the new look to the website is that hopefully more people will find it over the next couple of months.
At the moment I’ve an ad in the latest Homes and Antiques magazine as I’m in the listings for craft courses in the UK. It’s my first national magazine exposure and I’ve discovered the problem with being in one of these mags is that I start to want all the nice things in them, especially the lovely contemporary sofas.
The other exciting thing that is happening is that I am going to be at Edinburgh Yarn Festival on the 14th and 15th March. I’m sharing a stand with the lovely Karen at Once A Sheep who I helped out with at the first Edinburgh Yarn Festival showing people how to spin and weave. This time I’ll have my own looms and wheel as well as Karens equipment to use to show people how to spin and weave and help promote my classes. I’m also travelling there with my friend Lilith of Old Maiden Aunt Yarns and it’s going to be interesting how we’re going to squeeze all her yarn and my looms and wheel into the car. Yarn is squishy so I’m sure it’ll be fine.
The last Edinburgh Yarn Festival was great crazy fun and I’m hoping it will be again. I’m also looking forward to seeing the other vendors and hopefully meet up with people I’ve gotten to know in internetland too. So do come up and say hello and maybe I can get you spinning or weaving.