Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017

What an absolutely wonderful weekend! I cannot begin to explain how much fun it was at Edinburgh Yarn Festival this year. I can hardly believe it is all over. I spent most of winter dyeing yarn for the event, and despite taking nearly 1/4 more stock than I took with me last year I was […]

EYF – Over for another year (sadly!)

Wow! What a week it was last week. Early on Thursday morning found us on the road to Edinburgh. The trailer was absolutely stuffed, as was our little car. The poor dogs were wondering where they were to squeeze in, I suspect, but we all fitted in and had a trouble free run down […]

The “Ripples” in Ripples Crafts

Sometimes I idly wonder if I chose the right name for my business – Ripples Crafts. I mean, it doesn’t really say “hand dyed yarn” does it? But then someone said something to me at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival which bought back exactly why I’d chosen the name, and I searched back through my […]

This and That ….

It has been a busy couple of weeks, and I’ve much to tell you. This post will be a mish mash of bits and bobs, this and that.

Firstly, I had a little break last week when our friends, Neil and Gilly, came to visit. Unfortunately the weather was not very kind to us, so […]

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.





Last week was certainly a busy week for visitors. The dyeshed is not generally open to the public, and I don’t have signposts indicating where I am, but somehow folk find me! The first visitor last week was as a result of a Twitter conversation. Alice bounced through the gates like a breath of fresh […]

Building Works

A couple of weeks ago I was sorting through yarn that was hanging in my drying tent, and I noticed that one of the hanks had a lot of grass and moss mixed up in it. We assumed it was because Stevan had been strimming the grass nearby and had thrown up grass which had […]

The first quarter of The Post Office Run

3 months have passed and 3 parcels of The Post Office Run Club Yarn has been sent to knitterly homes around the world. So I thought I’d do a round up of the scenes and photographs which inspired the monthly colourways, as I did when I devised The Orkney Collection which is still available.

February […]

February – a Finishing Month?

I seem to have finished quite a few WIP’s (Works in Progress for the non-knitters reading this) this month. First of all I (almost) finished Floriston. The knitting part is complete, but those of you who know me will know what I’m like when it comes to picking up a sewing needle. She has just […]


As 2013 draws to a close I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my lovely customers for their wonderful support during the year. It has been a busy, and at times positively hectic, year.

Looking back before I look forward to 2014 I must say that there have been some real personal highlights. […]