The Magic of Tanera Mor

I hardly know where to begin telling you about the most recent Ripples Crafts knitting retreat on Tanera Mor. The island wove its magic, the weather was kind, and the 10 wonderful women who made their way across last Friday morning all helped to make it just the most relaxing and happy retreat. As I […]

Running to Catch Up!

It has been a busy few weeks. Yarndale came and went in a flash, and I failed to photographically record any of it! The weather looked very kindly on us for Yarndale, and the folks came out and supported it well. It was lovely to be back in Yorkshire, and we did have time for […]

A Pictorial Account – Glencanisp 2014

I asked those who were on the recent retreat at Glencanisp to send me photographs of their time there, if they were happy for me to include it in a blog post. So here they are – no descriptions, just a pictorial account of our week at The Lodge.




Glencanisp Lodge Retreat 2014

What a lovely week we had at the inaugural fibre retreat at Glencanisp Lodge. And what a lovely, lovely lot of retreaters.

Sadly the weather did its utmost to ruin our fun, but in October in the Highlands you have to take what you get, and sometimes it can be absolutely stunning, while at […]

So that will be autumn here then

We had an incredible month of weather during September. It was mild, sunny, and dry. The weather for the retreat on Tanera Mor was just fabulous. So it was a bit of a shock to wake up on the 1st October and it was as if someone had flicked a switch from Summer to Autumn.


Tanera Mor Retreat 2014

I really cannot believe the Tanera Mor retreat has come and gone. It just seemed to whiz by. Last Sunday morning found Mungo and I heading towards a new (for us) pier to meet The Patricia which was to ferry our small group across to Tanera Mor.

Photo courtesy Louise Mayor

The pier that […]


As many of you know, I have been organising what have been known as Knitting Retreats, but which encompass all things yarny and fibrey and woolly for the last couple of years. This year is no exception. These retreats are not knitting courses, they are retreats in the true sense of the word. You come […]

On Holiday at Home

At the beginning of this week the weather was awful! Really awful! We had gale force winds and torrential rain interspersed with hail. The wind was from the north at times, making it bitterly cold. At times working in the dye shed was a little frightening – although fortunately the shed is incredibly sturdy and […]

Tanera Mor Retreat 2013

Picture courtesy Summer Isles Enterprises

Last Saturday found me on my way to the tiny Badentarbet Pier near Achiltibuie to load up the good ship Patricia with myself and lots of yarn. The Tanera Mor Retreat 2013 was about to begin. The weather looked like being a re-run of 2012 as we approached the […]

Off on retreat

How fast the year has flown by! This time last year I was about to set off to the small island of Tanera Mor for the first Ripples Crafts / Summer Isles fibre retreat. And on Saturday I will be heading off on the Patricia on the short crossing to the island again, to be […]