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Saturday, February 3 2018

A Few More Questions (with photographs!)

My last blog entry led to a few more questions in my Ravelry group, so I thought I'd do a wee follow up here too.One of the points I made in my last entry raised a lot of interest on Ravelry, and that was the point that the dye bath exhausts when dyeing, and all the colour goes into the yarn,  […]

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Wednesday, March 15 2017

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 still  […]

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Thursday, January 19 2017

A Day Off


One of the pleasures of self employment is that you're not tied to regimented hours of 9 to 5 Monday to Friday, which means you have to face the shops on a Saturday or Sunday when most of the rest of the working population are doing their shopping.  So on Tuesday I declared we were risking scurvy  […]

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Monday, November 21 2016

Clearing the Mind


I doubt anyone could deny that 2016 has thrown some real stinkers at the world.  It has been quite a year.  Sometimes we just need to step back, take a deep breath, and decide what we want to focus on.  Do we want to constantly seek out the negative or do we want to try and find something, albeit  […]

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Wednesday, September 21 2016

Another Beautiful Woolly Wormhead Collection

© 2016 Woolly Wormhead

[caption id="attachment_8764" align="aligncenter" width="800"] © 2016 Woolly Wormhead[/caption]I have always been a huge admirer of Woolly Wormhead's work.  She is a true architect when it comes to hat design.  I was thrilled when she told me she'd included one of my  […]

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Monday, February 29 2016


Photography by Katie Blair Matthews

Introducing ...........[caption id="attachment_8602" align="aligncenter" width="669"] Dunedin, designed by Lucy Hague                                                                                                        Photography by Katie Blair  […]

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Thursday, February 25 2016

Frances Herself

Photograph Copyright David Fraser

Back in August last year I attended In the Loop, a conference in Glasgow.  Besides enjoying the conference itself, it was also lovely to catch up with some friends of mine from the knitting world, including Karie Westermann, a Danish born designer now living in Glasgow.We had, for a while, been  […]

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Sunday, December 13 2015

Introducing .........


Canisp - a visiting yarn in the Ripples Crafts fold.[caption id="attachment_8544" align="aligncenter" width="772"] Fresh Grass[/caption]Canisp is a 4ply yarn, and the fibre content is 70% Merino, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere and comes in a 100g hank.  Each hank contains  […]

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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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