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Sunsets and Showers – Scarves and Cowls
July 27, 2015

Sunsets and Showers – Scarves and Cowls

Sunsets ScarfThere’s been a lot of weaving going on and thankfully a lot of restful holiday fun too. The good news is that the Sunsets and Showers Collection is now ready and available to drift off to new homes. As you may remember the inspiration of the collection came from my winter walks along the beach and […]

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Waves in the Clouds Wraps
June 19, 2015

Waves in the Clouds Wraps

Over the past couple of months I’ve not just been working on the new Sunsets and Showers collection but I’ve also been working on a totally brand new thing – Handwoven Wrap I first worked on a prototype using a mix of Jamiesons of Shetland 4ply and Aran yarn and I managed to get this […]

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Sunsets and Showers – Yarn
June 16, 2015

Sunsets and Showers – Yarn

After gathering all my photographic inspiration of the wintry sunsets and showers of West Kilbride, my next task was to find yarn. This is the fun bit in weaving as it means scouring through shade cards and websites, and then squishing lots of yarns. The choice of yarns is really important to me as I […]

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Changing Skies
February 04, 2015

Changing Skies

The shift from the shortest day to having days with light in the early evening does seem to happen very quickly through January. Not that I’ve had too much time outdoors as things have been the usual crazy busy in the studio. There’s a lot to be getting on with at the moment. I’ve been […]

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Settling In
August 25, 2014

Settling In

When I moved into the studio in December I pretty much threw everything in as I had to get my head down to weave all the things for college. So, it’s not really been working at it’s full potential as a work space and needed a shift around. It took a couple of days, and […]

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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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December 28, 2013

A new year is coming

I can’t quite believe how busy this past year has been. Just a year ago I was just working away on my college projects and yarn club, weaving some scarves, as well as doing some teaching at Once A Sheep. Now, a year later, I’ve done lots more complicated college work, have a busy Yarn […]

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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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March 18, 2013

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

I’ve been to a few yarn festivals now over the years, but Edinburgh Yarn Festival that was on this weekend was one of the maddest and fun ones I’ve been to. My friend Karen, who runs Once A Sheep yarn shop, decided to take a stall, after a bit of persuasion. She decided to take […]

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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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October 30, 2012

Teaching and learning

Where is the time going! It’s nearly November and I can’t believe where the months are vanishing too. Think it’s this being kept busy thing which is making time evaporate. I managed to get all my work done for Bradford and made it down for the October teaching weekend. It was great to catch up […]

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September 07, 2012

Learn Something New

The schools are back which means that I can get on learning and weaving myself, and also I can start to teach others various yarny things. I’ve finally managed to get my warp that I started in Bradford onto my table loom at home. This isn’t something I really want to do again, mainly because […]

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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 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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February 06, 2012

Trying to overcome procrastination

Ok, so it’s February and my ideas of trying to blog regularly have gotten a tad waylaid yet again. But I have been busy procrastinating and creating various things in the meantime. First of all, 3 sheep decided to come into my workroom. These sheep were quite demanding and asked for shawls as it was […]

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December 28, 2011

Weather fun

Living on the West Coast of Scotland you get used to expecting it to be windy, but recently it’s been getting a bit too windy for my liking. I’m currently stuck in the house as we’ve another storm blowing through outside and there’s no point in attempting to take my car out. It has meant […]

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