Just a little something…

Ok, so I know it’s a bit quiet over here as we build everything (who am I trying to kid? As my web designer friend builds everything!) but I thought I would show you some yarn…

Mobberley Aran in Bewitched

Last year I dyed a colourway, Bewitched, on my Mobberley 4ply base. Mobberley is a custom spun yarn, 70% Exmoor Blueface, 30% British Alpaca. It proved popular, but someone messaged me on Etsy to ask if I had it on any heavier bases. Not one to refuse a challenge, I picked up the gauntlet ad set to to dye it on both the DK and the Aran weight bases. I’ve had to change the technique slightly, as I heat set the original 4 ply in the microwave, and that has now bitten the dust, but I still love it! Both can be found in the shop.

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I’m often asked what inspires me, but I never have a simple answer. Sometimes I’m influenced by the seasons and the colours I see in the garden. Often in the autumn I find myself dyeing with rich oranges, russets and browns, as if I am trying to capture the very leaves in my dye pots.
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In the Spring I often end up dyeing lots of fresh greens and purples. It must be the crocuses!
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Sometimes I’m just in a particular mood and want to explore the limits of one particular colour or combination of colours. Lately, it’s been greens and blues:
Cheviot Blue and Green Music

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Wherever my mood takes me, though, it’s great fun exploring!

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