Tag Archives: ethically produced
Tracy C asked me to put her Mdina together and this is what I did. On receiving her jacket back, Tracy said “It looks stunning, thank you so much, worth every penny”. I really enjoy finishing things off and making … Read More
Sometimes ideas just don’t work. This happened recently with a new Champagne Top with a lace and cable pattern. It just didn’t hang right and I’d made the neck way too big. As it was all knitted in one piece, … Read More
I got bored. I used laundry bags and the washing machine….
I did use 2nd grade fleece to test this
And it is lovely and clean
These two rolled and, conceptually, maybe a forerunner of a draught excluder; however, in the meantime, does … Read More
All my fleeces have now been skirted; this is when all the rough edges and second cuts are removed, debris is taken out and the remainder is weighed. I usually bag colours and staple lengths together so that it is … Read More
Bit shocking this programme, but the reason I’m mentioning it here is because of acrylic fibres being made of plastic. The programme showed how these fibres shed and are launched into the air we breathe and that there isn’t any … Read More
The alpacas have been sheared and for the first time, I’ve decided to hand prepare the fleece. The reason is that I want this batch to be woollen spun into our Medium yarn and Paul at Halifax Spinning needs washed … Read More
Here are the dates for the next few months, either book online or email email@example.com to be put on the register:
20th July 2019
10th August 2019
14th September 2019
5th October 2019
16th November 2019
7th December 2019
Tracy and the alpacas are looking forward to … Read More
Just finished making this one for a customer order, I’ve changed the neck and the pattern will reflect that. Really like this:
Had a hectic week last week, with a workshop, event, shearing and a photoshoot for my latest creation, which I think I’m calling Milo.
I don’t mean to brag, but I’m really proud of this jumper!
Roger King took the photographs and … Read More
Yes it’s that time of year again when the ‘fluffies’ become ‘baldies’ and I start to grade my annual harvest of fibre. I’m really impressed by how fine many of my animals are, even though older.
The first fleece of … Read More
As you know, I love seeing your hand knits and this is the latest selection:
The Monroe jumper made using Tracy’s Yarn colour Storm
Suzanne wanted to make a bed jacket for her sister in law and we adapted the Olivia Coat … Read More
I am often asked if you can machine wash alpaca knitwear; the answer is of course you can, but you might not want to. The pictures below are of the Olivia Coat, one needs to be hand washed (as I’ve … Read More