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Tag Archives: hand knitting

Annual Haircut

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

Customer Gallery

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

Spot the difference

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

Crafty Collaborators

I’m thrilled to announce I have two lovely new partners.
After putting a comment on Facebook, my post was shared, shared and shared again until it came to the attention of the new owners of the Sew, Knit, Craft  shop in … Read More

Short Row Shaping – forget the wrap

I’ve been commissioned to design a man’s cable jumper in black with a roll neck and I’m really pleased with how the back is looking.

 
When I came to the shoulders, I like to use short row shaping for that smoother … Read More

Knitting workshops – dates announced

These are the first three:
20th April 2019
18th May 2019
22nd June 2019
“This is just to thank you from both me and Alison for a great day at the Purl Alpaca Workshop on Saturday. I picked up some excellent tips and can’t … Read More

Love Knitting, Hate Sewing Up?

It seems like the seams are seemingly annoying!

On my travels, I speak to many knitters who love the knitting side of creating a garment, but hate sewing it together.  I’ve met others who like finishing things off but aren’t very good … Read More

Customer Gallery

I just love seeing customers wearing their hand knits and here’s a round up of the latest photos…
Heather & Helen wearing Louisianna and Esme (both came to a knitting workshop and started these there).

 
Adeline wearing Balboa which she personalised with … Read More

Successful Photo Shoot

Really pleased with my new Fake Fur Gilet.  For the first time, I did all the tension squares, then worked out the sizes and designed it all in excel (a spreadsheet programme).  It was only after this was done, did … Read More

Future TV film crews learn on farm

 
This summer I was contacted by Louise at Cambridge TV School asking if I would be interested in having a film crew here.  Being an educational establishment, tutors would supervise the students (who are all adults) and it would be … Read More

New Design, the Monroe Jumper

We had a lovely crisp February morning when Jenny (model) and Roger (Photographer) helped Tracy create the images of her new pattern, the Monroe Jumper.  Launched today, we hope you enjoy the many moods for the Monroe Jumper!  Kit and pattern now … Read More