Colour in Symphony – trio and chorus

When I was photographing the skeins of Welsh Mule yarn for the shop listings a couple of days ago I quickly put together some colour combinations to help people making colour choices. These photographs are just snaps, not great quality (spot the skew-whiff ones!) and were just as I grabbed the skeins one after the …

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Colour in Symphony

Having introduced you to the colours of the Island Song collection last week and their inspirations, I'm now going to show you the colours all together and then in another post I'll do a series of just pictures showing the colours in different combinations to help give ideas for putting them together. These images are …

Island Song

I usually find design ideas for colour in the natural world or in things around me in my home. In creating a colour palette for the Welsh grown yarns, I wanted to draw particularly on the inspiration of my homeland. Although I was born in England and consider myself a thoroughly British mutt with a …

A Welsh Yarn

This is a story about Wales, about sheep, about wool - a Welsh yarn. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin… I’ve been dropping hints about yarns for a long time now. Creating and selling proper Welsh grown yarns from my own sheep is something I’ve desperately wanted to do since before I started …

Goose Bumps

We've kept geese for quite a few years. In the past we've reared them under their mothers but geese don't always make the most diligent of mummies and it didn't always work out very well. We've also had eggs incubated by friends and had the older goslings back to bring on. I don't think we've …

Sea Dog

Marley and I just had a quick 48 hour trip to Anglesey to sort out some building work. We always manage to squeeze in some other stuff too though and although the weather forecast was poor it turned out to be wrong - in our favour and we had glorious sunshine for most of the …