January 29, 2020
As soon as we saw the new Tamy Gore pattern Colour Canvas we instantly knew it would be the next shawl on our needles.
The fun pattern works with either two, three or four contrasting colours and features a different take on different shapes and stitches to create a gorgeous shawl.
Picture courtesy of Tamy Gore
We couldn't help but put together a couple of different colour combination options on our Lola 4 Ply Sock base.
Combination 1: Silver Birch, the Blues, Berry Delicious and Dusk Wings
Combination 2: The Blues, Noble, Freycinet and Silver Birch
All yarns are available individually in the shop.
May 07, 2020
March 07, 2020
I just swatched for a very special project, my wedding shawl.
Swatching for a shawl is something I've never done before. Swatching for garments, yes, most definitely, but never previously for a shawl, since it's not a fitted garment.
February 12, 2020
Let's talk about mini-skeins, since we've just listed a few sets in the shop.
We started dyeing mini-skeins as a way of ensuring our dye baths were fully exhausted. When dyeing saturated colours (pinks and reds in particular) there can be a tendency for the dye baths to not fully exhaust, so popping a few mini-skeins in the dye pans after having dyed up our main colourways was a simple and efficient way to ensure all the dye was used up, whilst also creating some fun and one-of-a-kind minis. It's a win-win situation as far as I'm concerned, as you always want to avoid pouring left over dye down your drains.