Thursday, 30 August 2012

monmouth show...

... a great day
the sun shone
and the fabulous gun dogs of
showed us how amazingly well trained and clever they are

i do love black labs

... i was demonstrating wool spinning and peg loom weaving

i was in the country matters area
and as luck would have it
so were the usk valley gun dogs

along with these fine lovelies
a whole wonder of great sheep, cattle and horses
crafts, bodging, bee keeping and good food
could be found at the show

a really great day out
did i mention that the sun was shining all day?
made a great show even better

Friday, 24 August 2012

spinning and weaving demos at ...

i have been happy to take part in a special event
at the lovely erwood station crafts centre near builth wells, powys

they have been celebrating the 50th year since the last steam train
ran along the railway line
and sadly no longer

erwood is a restored railway station the name suggests
with a steam loco on tracks
and a great crafts shop and tea rooms

i demonstrated how to use a peg loom
and how to spin wool on my trusty wheel...freya
last fri i also met up with a great green woodworker
who turned wonderful bowls all day

 great fun to watch them taking shape

thanks to michael cunningham and his team for a great couple of days


Wednesday, 1 August 2012

new stockist...

stocking cockerel/chicken doorstops handmade using welsh vintage blankets and tweed

also welsh jacob wool rugs
handmade on a tradtional peg loom
made from locally sourced sheep fleeces
most of which are from sheep that graze the fields surrounding my workshop

and hand spun yarn made into crochet flower corsages
this pink one is also dyed by hand using natural plant dye

hand spun jacob yarn corsage

get there if you can
beautiful village and area to go for wonderful walks
fabulous shop and tea rooms too