Saturday, 12 August 2017

tie dye and space dye

I've collected some really beautiful fleeces from some lovely farms and had loads of help from farmers really interested in what is going to happen to their fleeces.All the farms in gorgeous Lancashire countryside and ..... I forgot to take a camera on all 3 trips! So here instead are some images of my tie dying and space dying.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Tom 1997 2017

Bye bye Tom,
the stray who stayed and stayed and stayed.............

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Open Farm Sunday June 11th

😭😒😒😒Its Open Farm Sunday at Low Bankside Farm,Cartmel LA11 7NR.Fleeces will be from there as well as Silverdale this year and I'd really hoped to be there to do some spinning but can't make it after all so I'm really disappointed but I'm sure it'll be a great day if anyone can get to it.See Fishwick Farms facebook page for details

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

welly wool and boot cuffs

Heres an old fashioned remedy that apparently stops chilblains and blisters! Line the soles of your wellies or walking boots with carded washed fleece for comfort and add boot cuffs for a cosy topping.I make no claims yet about the blisters and chilblains but it certainly feels very comfortable.The idea is currently being tested so watch this space!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Spring is here!

☺☺☺☺Take a look at Fishwick Farms,Silverdale facebook page to see the new arrivals!Really beautiful and very cute!

Hand dyed wool

Here is the hand dyed  sock wool which knits up really well and is soft and hard wearing so both comfortable and durable!It is spun from the fleeces of North Country Cheviot and Masham sheep on the farms in Silverdale and Yealand Conyers.We've taken inspiration from the land and seascape for the shades used, representing sea,sand,sky ,woodland and famous Morecambe Bay Sunsets!

Friday, 23 December 2016

My friend Catherine Hunt who has a holistic therapy practice in Grange over Sands is also part of the Allium Arts Group.Their Facebook page is worth looking at ! Some really beautiful work being done there!