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Monday Mood Board: Colour-Matching


Monday Mood Board


The pink cherry blossom is out in the garden now, making pink my colour of the week!

Monday Mood Board


I am particularly partial to the shade of greeny-blue often described as eau-de-nil, and the contrast with the orange glaze on the rim of this bowl is rather eye-catching.

Weaving Patterns

I have been playing around with the small loom I have previously used to make scarves and cowls, experimenting with different textures and techniques.


I decided to weave several small sample pieces (approximately 8 x 13 cm / 3.5 x 5 inches), experimenting with different patterns and ideas for each piece. The width of the loom allows for two sample squares to be woven at once (which was a little fiddly), or the piece can be woven using only half the width of the loom.

The individual tapestries are great quick projects, and a good way to use up any pieces of yarn left over from other makes. I plan to make a few more small tapestries, and then combine them in a project to be shown in a future post…

Monday Mood Board


Bright greens make me think of spring- which is hopefully on it’s way!

Winter Knitting

Every autumn when the weather gets colder I start knitting again, and produce at least one pair of socks a year. Having hunted for properly warm socks for years previously I have decided that hand knitted is definitely the way to go- they can be as thick or as thin as you like, and you can use the softest, warmest wool you can find.


There are also some great colour ways and self-patterning sock yarns available these days, so it’s easy to make quite complicated pattern using just one ball of yarn.


Monday Mood Board: Dahlias


The Dahlias are still looking gorgeous; I love the gradation of hues, and the structural pattern formed by the petals.


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