Moving On – Big Dreams and a New Island

Moving On – Big Dreams and a New Island

I haven’t been writing here much, over the past few months. The stress of selling our old home and finding ourselves temporarily homeless, relying once again on self-catering holiday accommodation to put a roof over our heads, has made it difficult to settle to...
Weaving Christmas Stars Tutorial

Weaving Christmas Stars Tutorial

I have finally found time to write a tutorial for the woven stars, that I made at the end of October. Although I originally made these with handmade cordage, I have worked the tutorial with yarn, to make it easier for children. If you can’t get hold of any...
My Work with Natural Dyes 2021

My Work with Natural Dyes 2021

I have been continuing to work with natural dyes this year, building on what I learned in late 2020. A lot of these dyes have been used on raffia for my basketry, but I have also been trying to keep track of my results on some quiltmakers cotton, so that I can, over...
Using Plants From the Garden for Basketry

Using Plants From the Garden for Basketry

Over the past couple of months, I have been experimenting with some of the plants that I have gathered and dried from my garden. Much as I love working with raffia, exploring and developing ways to use the plants that I grow or that grow naturally around me, has...