Category Archives: knitting and yarn

the craft sessions v2.0

If you’re at all into craft and interact with any social media out there, you’ve probably seen and heard the recent buzz surrounding this years Craft Sessions retreat– I’m so happy that it’s happening again (how could it not after … Continue reading

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home

My feet have finally touched the ground after a wonderful whirlwind of a month. I was so busy in the lead-up to it that I didn’t even mention that I was heading overseas- to Iran! I’ll tell you all about … Continue reading

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classes at handmakers factory

I’m super excited to be running some knitting and dyeing classes for the Handmakers Factory! If you’re not familiar with Nichola and Liesl and the project they are building, you can read about it here… as well as a strong … Continue reading

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giveaway!

Just a very short (and photo-free!) post to say a huge thanks for all your much-appreciated well wishes for both my new job and the little online shop I’m opening! Nothing like announcing things publicly to get the ball rolling, … Continue reading

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new beginnings in work

As many of you know, for a bunch of reasons, I’ve needed to focus a lot of energy on things happening around me and to people close to me for a good year or more. It’s left me deeply exhausted … Continue reading

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finished ursula, willamette and celes

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this little place has swapped from knitting blog to dye blog… not that I mean to limit it to just one topic, but it has been pretty dye-heavy recently. That’s mostly because, along with … Continue reading

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workshops at the craft sessions

I’m starting to get very excited about all of the workshops on offer at the Craft Sessions … I really wish I could participate in all of them- if I could pick one class from each teacher, they’d be Leslie‘s … Continue reading

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madder, mordants and modifiers

I’ve been experimenting with plant dyes for a while but still feel a bit in the dark when it comes to the effects of pH on plant pigments… Lots of experts allude to the importance of pH in their books … Continue reading

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the craft sessions

There’s been some secret crafters business afoot for a while now… and it’s finally gone public! In planning for a matter of years, this beautiful weekend is all about bringing love and joy to folk who enjoy (or want to … Continue reading

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ornamental prunus

You know those purple cherry trees that used to line every street in Melbourne? This is some of the colour held in those purple-black leaves. How strange that red leaves usually yield greens… and that greens are the hardest colours … Continue reading

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