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Sunday, January 24 2016

Introducing .... Burras


Burras is the new yarn to join the Ripples Crafts family.  But first, let me explain the name. Burras (pronounced boo-ras) is Gaelic for caterpillar.   And what do caterpillars turn into?  Beautiful, multi-coloured butterflies!  (yes, and moths, but we won't talk about those - just keep thinking  […]

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Sunday, April 19 2015

Suilven - a new yarn


[caption id="attachment_8197" align="aligncenter" width="532"] Ripe Rowan Berry[/caption]I'm very happy to introduce you to a new yarn that is joining the Ripples Crafts portfolio of yarns.  I have called this yarn Suilven (pronounced "Sool-vin") after the  […]

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Sunday, March 3 2013

Sunday Walks - Eadar da Chalda

I know it sometimes seems, judging from my photographs, that it is continuously sunny in Assynt.  Well it isn't!  Today dawned grey, and at times drizzly.  But sometimes such weather only adds atmosphere to walks, and as we set off on a walk near Ardvreck Castle in an area known as Eadar da Chalda,  […]

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Wednesday, January 25 2012

More news

Thank you for the wonderful response I've had via comments and e-mails and messages on Ravelry to the new na dannsairean yarn.  I'm very excited about it and have spent the whole day in the dyeshed dyeing up a storm today.   Here are the shades from todays work - the photographs are not great as I  […]

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Friday, April 9 2010

Rule 8 : Don't ignore the opinion of your customers

Judging by the comments below and from the e-mails I've received, you quite like the new technique!AG001 (as it is snappily named) will be going to Emma because she asked first!  So I don't want any sulking from the rest of you.  More will follow soon.  I'll post here once the yarn goes up in the  […]

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Wednesday, April 7 2010

Early Days

I've had a day of testing in the studio.  I quite like the results, and I hope you do too.  Only one hank was dry enough to photograph this evening, but here's a wee taster:This is a fairly labour intensive way of dyeing, and there won't be an abundance of these hanks, so if you like them snap them  […]

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