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Monday, October 3 2016



It has been a busy few weeks.  The week before last saw Stevan and I and the dogs heading south for Yarndale in Skipton, North Yorkshire.  This was my third outing at Yarndale, and as usual it was well organised and well attended.  This year I tried to remember to take some photographs:Before:Mid  […]

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Monday, March 16 2015

Aaaaaannnnnnd ............ Collapse


What a wonderful weekend at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.I could end this blog entry right now and that first sentence would say it all.  But I know you'd be disappointed if I didn't have more to say and I feel like there is  bit of an Oscar speech coming on!First, let me say the biggest and loudest  […]

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Friday, March 13 2015

On the eve of Edinburgh Yarn Festival


Tomorrow the Edinburgh Yarn Festival will be OPEN for business!Today was all about the hard work of setting up.  We arrived to find our stand ready for us, albeit a little bare looking:The first thing to happen was the beautiful plan I'd drawn up and mapped out got screwed up into a ball and thrown  […]

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Tuesday, July 22 2014

On the road ..... again!


This week will find me on my way to Kelso to the Border Union Agricultural Show.  Today was glorious in Assynt, and so I took the opportunity to do a good sort out of the yarn I am taking with me.  I certainly got my dose of Vitamin D today.Here of some of the hanks I'll be bringing with me:The  […]

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Friday, October 4 2013

Highland Wool and Textile Fair


The second Highland Wool and Textile fair takes place in Inverness on the 19th October.  I'm thoroughly looking forward to this event again this year.  While there is a large range of stallholders it has an intimate feel about it, probably down to the beautiful venue in which it is held.   […]

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Monday, May 13 2013

SKOS 2013


This past Friday saw me and my Ripples Crafts yarn heading towards Glenrothes in Fife, towards the new venue for Scotland's Knitting Only Show which some of you may remember has, in the past, been held at Perth Racecourse.   Rothes Hall had many advantages over Perth Racecourse, but I think the main  […]

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Sunday, April 21 2013

Busy Weekend

A splash of colour

Being self employed means that weekends, as a concept, don't really exist.  That's the down side.  The up side is that you get to take a day off when you want.  However this weekend was very much a working weekend.  Stevan and I headed off to Drumnadrochit yesterday, which sits on the banks of Loch  […]

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Thursday, October 4 2012


And here is why:There are some wonderful stallholders going to be there including, of course, myself.  Dorothy Stewart will be sharing my stand and is already on her way to Inverness with a car full of beautiful woven items - ideal for special Christmas gifts!

Wednesday, October 3 2012

Good Friends

It has been a bit quiet on the blog in recent days as we've been busy with our good friends, Neil and Gilly, who are on a grand tour of Scotland - you can follow their adventures on Gilly's blog.There is obviously something about forthcoming visits to us that causes folk to break bones!  A couple of  […]

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Friday, August 31 2012

Upcoming Exciting Event

I'm mentioning this now as I will be away for a couple of weeks in September, and it is happening in little over a month, so you may want to make plans to visit Inverness on Saturday 6th October 2012.I am very excited about this event.  There are some really exciting stallholders, and you can see  […]

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Tuesday, May 1 2012

Wonderwool 2012

We are finally home from a very long, wet, windy, cold trip to Wonderwool in Wales.  We are thrilled to be home, but we did have a good time, despite Wales doing its best to compete with Scotland for the worst weather award.After dropping Peggy and Lexie off with our good friends in Edinburgh, we  […]

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Tuesday, April 10 2012

Strange cars and not so strange places

There is a strange car on the drive:and it is packed full of woolly goodness:I'll be off on my travels tomorrow morning, but Stevan will be staying behind keeping an eye on the shop site, along with the hens and dogs.

Saturday, April 7 2012

Coming up for a quick breath

It has been a hectic couple of weeks, getting ready for the Trunk Show at A Fine Yarn in Darlington next Friday and Saturday, 13th and 14th April, after which I head straight to the Rheged Centre in Penrith for the World of Wool event taking place there.  I have been dyeing, drying, twisting,  […]

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Friday, September 9 2011

...Made in Assynt

Today was the last of the summer ...Made in Assynt markets, and I was quite sad when, at 4.00pm, we all began to pack up our wares for the last time this summer.  We still have the Christmas market to look forward to, and it will be a HUGE market this year (the biggest ever held in Assynt), and we  […]

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Wednesday, June 1 2011

Shop News

Just popping in here to say that I've amended the price of the greetings cards to include P&P.   I was having trouble getting the correct postage price for the cards, and the P&P was too much, so I have decided to include P&P in the price shown.   I don't want to make any profit from the  […]

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Monday, March 7 2011

Back to Work!

After a relaxing couple of days in Edinburgh it was back to the dye pots this morning.  I have a lot of dyeing to do, as I have a number of opportunities to meet customers old and new this year, beginning in April when I will be in Darlington at A Fine Yarn (no website at present - it's being  […]

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Sunday, November 14 2010

Life can be strange!

I set off for Cromarty just after 6.00 on Saturday morning.   While you need to be wary of deer on the road at that time of day it is a lovely time to be driving as there is so much wildlife about, including badgers, foxes and stoats.After an uneventful 2 1/2 hour drive, I arrived at The Stables in  […]

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Friday, November 12 2010

On the road again

Ripples Crafts (along with me and Mungo) is on the road again.  I'll be setting off bright and early tomorrow morning to get to Cromarty to attend the "Wooden it be Nice" fair which is being organised by the Cromarty Arts Trust and will be held at The Stables in Cromarty.  The fair takes  […]

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Sunday, October 24 2010

Winter Preparations

Since getting back from Australia there has been an icy north wind blowing, and snow has begun to appear on the tops of hills around Assynt, making it clear that winter is approaching.  But the beautiful, crisp mornings that we have been having allows for great photographs, and yesterday I managed  […]

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Thursday, May 13 2010

Chaotically Organised!

Although the weather is trying its best to prove me wrong, the cycle of summer shows begins this Saturday in Perth.  Scotland's Knitting Only Show is held at Perth Racecourse on Saturday 15th May from 10.00 to 4.00pm.  And as you can see, I'm all prepared!