Episode 57: Scratching The Itch

Hello from a family bank holiday in the North East. In this episode I talk about itching to start something new and how going to a yarn show doesn’t do anything to reduce the inflammation!

On and Off the Needles

I have seamed the handspun listener Woolsack cushion (details on this Rav page )

I also finished the little squares for the front of the Make Do and Mend cushion by Anna Elliot. The back for this was made by the lovely Carotrike. One more left on the needles, based on Circle Socks by Anne Campbell.

In The Weaving Shed

The actual weaving in progress.

Starting off:

You can also see the yellow of the contrast clasped weft.

Keeping track:

Nearing the end…

Something I really like

The self catering accommodation at Dairy House, nr Cullompton, Devon. Details at www.dairyhouse.biz

Upcoming Events

British Wool Weekend, Sept 1st & 2nd, Great Yorkshire Showground. Details at britishwool.net.

Links

Woolsack

Electric Sheep podcast

Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are!

Feel free to leave a comment here or email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as talesfromplain (although Tweeting can be sporadic!).

TTFN, Nic xx

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Episode 56: Legacy

Hello from a very summery day here on the Plain. In this episode I consider the London 2012 legacy, drool over thoughts of indie dyers and warp a loom.

On the Hooks and Needles

I completed my Millicent by The Natural Dye Studio, although not before the Olympic flame was extinguished 🙁
Millicent
Ravelry details are here. I also finished off a few Woolsack cushions (although I’m not sure it gets a mention in this episode!).

Details about the sheepy cushion here and the Guild cushions here.

Recommendation

The Shinybees podcast. Give Jo a listen, it’s great!

Warped

Here are some photos from the warping session.

Ready to go…
…starting to warp…
…almost there…
…sorting out some tension issues…
…threading the warps through the eyes…
Finally!

Something I Really Like

Yarns from indie dyers such as BabyLongLegs, Easy Knits, Fyberspates, The Knitting Goddess, and The Natural Dye Studio which use common base yarns from…

Upcoming Events

Bluefaced.com, who are having an open weekend Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August just outside Chester. Details here.

Links
Woolsack
Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are!

Feel free to leave a comment here or  email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as talesfromplain (although Tweeting can be sporadic!).

TTFN,

Nic x

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Episode 55: A Postcard From The Olympics

Hello from a variety of Olympic venues and tourist sites in London. The Olympics have started!! In this episode I try to capture a flavour of what it’s like to attend some of the events, plus I visit a couple of well-known places I’ve never been before…

On the Hooks and Needles

My Ravellenics projects are Millicent by The Natural Dye Studio and another Woolsack cushion in Sheepfold Clotted Cream. Details here and here .

Links

Nest

Caithness Craft Collective

A Playful Day

Woolsack

Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are!

Feel free to leave a comment here  or email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as talesfromplain (although Tweeting can be sporadic!).

TTFN,

Nic x

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