I don't need more yarn.I don't need more yarn. "Mommy, you DON'T NEED MORE YARN."And yet, it's really exciting discovering new yarn, and new sources of yarn. Isn't it?I've seen so many glorious hand-dyed (and other) yarns over the years since running Purlescence, you'd think I might be becoming jaded. I certainly don't expect to be overcome with… Continue reading Swiss + Wulle = yay!
Announcing a new teaching date: on Sunday 10 May, I will be teaching at the Stitching Retreat at the Fällanden youth hostel, between Zürich and Uster. From 10-11.30 you can take my Crochet: Start to Finish mini-workshop, and after a short coffee break we'll dive back in at 12 noon for Yarn Fu – a class in understanding yarn construction… Continue reading Find me in Fällanden!
It's just one week to go to the Textilpiazza Festival in Liestal, near Basel. This will be the first yarny event I'm attending in Switzerland – so I'm excited, and all the more so since I will be teaching! In my (free!) workshop from 12 to 3pm, I'll be teaching knitters and crocheters how to… Continue reading How’s your Yarn Fu?
I recently received a lovely compliment on Ravelry from someone who admired my design Twist & Shout, but said she hadn't made it because she couldn't find a suitable, animal-fibre-free yarn. Well, that sounded like a challenge. (Not that I expect her, or anyone who happens to like the pattern, necessarily to make it; I certainly… Continue reading In search of sproing