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Tag Archives: pure

Sewing up service

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

Remodelling Knitwear

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

One woman and her sink – part II

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

War on Plastic by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani

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

One Woman and her sink!

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

Workshop dates for 2019

Here are the dates for the next few months, either book online or email tracy@purlalpacadesigns.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

Man’s Cable Jumper in Black

Just finished making this one for a customer order, I’ve changed the neck and the pattern will reflect that.  Really like this:

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Man’s Cable Jumper

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

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