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How to Weave with Lithuanian Linen from Midwinter Yarns
September 24, 2015

How to Weave with Lithuanian Linen from Midwinter Yarns

During the summer the lovely Estelle at Midwinter Yarns got in touch with me to ask if I could weave a sample for them for their stand at shows using their Lithuanian Linen. This was very good timing as I had that day just been drooling over their linen Sweet Peas packs that they had […]

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March 23, 2014

Commonwealth Weaving

Last year I was asked by North Ayshire Council if I would be interested in working with schools to create a handwoven project based on sports activities that could be link to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. As I thought this would be a great opportunity, and good fun, I said “yes”. For the past […]

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March 09, 2014

Catching Up

My final weekend at Bradford College before my degree show went fine and I’m quite excited weaving my final collection. If the ideas work out it should hopefully look rather cool. The stash also got enhanced with a trip to and a visit from Jim the yarn man at college. Really happy I took the […]

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February 26, 2014

Sky project

It’s coming up to the end of February so it must be time for me to head back down to Bradford for college. I’ve been having fun with my final project, which is based on the idea of the sky above you changing on a daily basis. The colours are of an ecru background with […]

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January 30, 2014

Head in the clouds

It could easily be said that my head has always been in the clouds. From my constant daydreaming whilst growing up, to then actually being able to study and work on atmospheric stuff when I got older. Now my head is returning to the clouds for my final project at college. My inspiration is from […]

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November 11, 2013

Space

So my plans on regular blogging have, as usual, fallen by the wayside a bit as life has majorly gotten in the way. The house decoration, as always, took a lot longer to complete, and this prevented me from being able to get near any looms for a while. They’ve all been found again and […]

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June 25, 2013

Rush Hour

It’s been very busy here at Knit 1 Girl 1 over the past couple of months, and it’s felt like I’ve been in a perpetual rush hour. I’ve been teaching a couple of classes in weaving again at Once A Sheep. The first was another rigid heddle sample-it weaving day, which resulted in everyone being […]

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February 21, 2013

Ashford Sample-It Loom

As always things have been rather busy. Much of January was spent working on my second project for college. That project is now done and dusted and I’m now working on my next project. In-between college work I also managed to grab a new Ashford Sample-It loom. This loom is very cute and cuddly and […]

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December 03, 2012

Seamill Scarves

Winter has arrived nicely in time for the beginning of December. It’s turned very cold this past week and there’s snow on the tops of the hills. Thankfully this ties in nicely with my first proper collection of scarves that I’ve handwoven over the past two weeks. The idea I had for them was the […]

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August 23, 2012

Bradford and other travels

Apologies for the huge gaps in posts. I know I promised I would be better at this blogging thing, but it’s been a hectic few months. First of all I should have a quick mention about my trip to Woolfest. A group of us from the Guild and Once A Sheep invaded Cockermouths Travelodge at […]

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May 22, 2012

Inspiration and Alpacas

A bit of weaving has been done lately, although not as much as I would like. Other projects keep getting in the way and I sprained my foot by falling off the sofa (only I can do such things) which had me laid up for a few days. However, I have had a chance to […]

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April 29, 2012

Saturday night is alright for dyeing

Saturday was the day I was going to dye. Unfortunately, the day turned into it’s usual way where I can barely get things done. So, once the child was tucked up nicely in bed I asked my husband Rob if he wanted to join me in a spot of dyeing. Now, Rob is a pretty […]

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April 12, 2012

Flaming Wollmeise

This post is all about me trying to do justice to a gorgeous skein of Wollmeise sock yarn that I bought at Knit Nation last year. It’s sitting on the particularly awesome Dr Who project bag that I got as well. I’m a sucker for orange and I’d been drooling over this colour way for […]

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March 23, 2012

Rag rugs are great

I’ve managed to achieve my aim this week to get cracking on properly with the rag rugs on Vicky the floor loom. There’s a not so great aspect to rag rugs, and that’s making the rags. I got a rotary cutter at the Creative Stitches Show in Glasgow earlier this month and I understand now […]

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March 11, 2012

Warp speed

I think I’m finally getting this weaving thing right as I managed to get Vicky the Viking floor looms warp measured and beamed in about 2 hours or so. This is a world record for me and I hadn’t even messed any of the warp up. The warp is a red jute that I got […]

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July 13, 2011

Weaving again:)

Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s been a while (well over a year) since I last blogged. Life kept on getting in the way and then lots of procrastination at the same time too. However, I am now back in the mind-set to blog about my random yarn-related fun. I’ll start off with the […]

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