Nurturing Fibres

#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday Pattern of the Week: ‘Artesian’ by Romi Hill

Perfect combination of form and structure This week’s pattern of the week from #FreeYourSkeins2015 is ‘Artesian’ by Romi Hill. It’s easy to see why: flowing lace panels which stretch over the edge of the shawl, coupled with crisp stitch definition and the perfect balance between pretty and architectural in the detail. It’s a versatile pattern…

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Episode 6: Modown

Image Details: ‘Moustache’ by Paul Mutant, via Flickr. Welcome to Episode 6 of the Shinybees podcast – ‘Modown’. This episode is brought to you from a somewhat cooler than SA UK. We have a pattern pick in celebration of Movember and an interview with Carlé of Nurturing Fibres, a South African indie dyer from Cape…

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Episode 2: Stop. Bunny time!

Image Details: ‘The League of Shadow Bunnies’ by LexnGer, via Flickr. Hello and welcome one and all to episode 2 of the podcast: Stop. Bunny time! This week promises a lot of travel chatter as I have just been off on a road trip around Kwa-Zulu Natal, Swaziland and the Kruger National Park.

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K&C Blog Week: My Knitting or Crochet Hero

Image Details: ‘Arasaig + Heroes = this weekend’ by starshaped, via Flickr. So, day 3 of the Knitting and Crochet blog week and day 1 of my submissions. I find blogging a very organic thing that happens when I have something to say and usually the writing happens very easily. I must say, writing what…

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Swappin’

Recently I took part in my first ever swap. I have heard about them from various podcasters and blogs but had never actually got around to signing up to one, chiefly due to always missing the end date or just being a bit too intimidated by all the rules and self-induced pressure to get it…

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Damask of Doom: A knitter’s curse?

Image Details: ‘Lil’ devil hat’ by thomasina, via Flickr. Do you ever get that feeling, when you start a project, that you are a bit doomed to failure? Like there is some celestial force which just does not want you to finish it. Bad joo joo if you will? That the craft karma fairy is…

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