Advent: Christmas Eve

An old photograph - we've not had a snowy Christmas for a few years. But this is "home" and it's prettier than the winter we're having at the moment! Home. I feel so very blessed. My family are the people I love most (closely followed by my animals of course!) and I am lucky enough …

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Tempus fugit (when you’re having fun)

The past week has involved a good deal of dove-tailing the different areas of my life. It's been kind of busy - even more so than usual - and wow, hasn't it gone quickly! Today has been a day to pause, reflect and hibernate just a little because it suddenly got rather chilly here with the …

Lamb-skating

October. The trees are not stripped bare, not yet (sorry U2). They are however turning some glorious colours that make my heart sing and I'm struggling not to turn every fibre I dye into a mirror for everything I see around me. Sometimes I can't help myself though when gradients flutter from the hedgerows on …

Nuts about Autumn

We're back into my favourite season again! September has been changeable and October certainly didn't start promisingly yesterday but today is glorious and crisp, chilly and sunny. All the hope and beauty of Autumn, crystallised in one dewy, smokey, morning that begs to be wrapped in a hug of woollen knits and natural fabrics whilst …

Hyggeligt

I've always been fascinated by words; individually, their etymology, their use and construction in sentences as a means to convey information or emotion. I don't converse in other languages (a sad failure on my part) but I am intrigued by words from other languages also, especially those that don't translate well and remain unique to …

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 …