Thursday, 10 May 2018

'Whitewell' Wool

At last I'm managing to show some images of last years wool.This is wool from the lovely Lonk sheep living organically in the Forest of Bowland with just a little help from the addition of a small amount of Bluefaced Leicester fleece from the same farm which makes it a Single Farm Yarn. 
The handwoven piece the yarn is on is the Lonk wool woven with 'Cartmel' Black Welsh/Cheviot wool from Morecambe Bay. Oh yes and the little picture is of the Lonk Flock ! 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Wednesday, 18 April 2018


These lovely ruanas were woven for me by Jane Flanagan with tailoring and stitching by Jean Roberts.
 I'm weaving for 2 more  one for the Silverdale and Arnside Art Trail at the end of June and one for the British Wool Fashion Show taking place at The Royal Three Counties Show,Malvern on the 15th,16th and 17th of June.I've been invited to send something to this event by Griffiths Mill in Derbyshire who are the wool spinners for my Silverdale and Arnside wool.
A busy few weeks weaving I think!

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Spring clear up

I've been doing some re organizing and these wire shelves are brilliant! Not beautiful but practical and I now have my yarn all stored so that I can see just what I've got and its given me much more space to work in.Only problem ...... there's no sea view !!

Monday, 18 December 2017

More Hats !

I've finished these felted wool cloche hats with old lace,tweed flowers,vintage costume jewellery and shoe buckles.I love making them,searching junk shops,markets and charity shops for the 'right' embellishments but now I'm not sure I want to part with them!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

November at Silverdale

Winter sun at The Cove,Silverdale.Lovely day for a walk and to deliver some woolly hats and scarves to a possible new outlet.Fingers crossed their customers will like them!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Wool Week 2017

Wool Week is now Wool 16 Days! It took me a bit by surprise but I managed to get some wool to The Silverdale Hotel for display.The Hotel has acted as host for a display for the past few years and is currently being beautifully done up by the owners.The point of a display there is that you can see the conservation grazer sheep in their field from the hotel windows while enjoying your meal.We had a great welcome from the owners and a gorgeous cup of coffee while we set up  a coastal themed display of local wool.
On to Arnside to leave some stock at Posh Sardine wondering what everybody on the Stone Jetty was looking at....... here it is The Arnside Bore! No its not a boring person  its a tidal phenomenon (I think)
Lovely day out nice weather for a picnic on the shore at Silverdale
and then pop in to see the farmers in Yealand Conyers and collect some lovely Masham fleeces the very last of this years fleeces.I'm really late with everything this year! 

handwoven bag

handwoven bag