24 Jan 14

Knitting Fayer by Kim Hargreaves

Back in October I decided it was time to raid the stash for a Christmas knitting project. I had some beautiful Silk Twist by Rowan in my collection which has long since been discontinued. It’s a lovely variegated yarn of blues. Originally this yarn was going to become Amore from one of the Rowan magazines the only pattern I had for this yarn.

I did start knitting it but sadly it just wasn’t to be. Amore is a cable pattern interspersed with lace and although its easy to follow and would be a fabulous introduction to lace the colour variation was visually off putting.
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17 Jan 14

Postcards from Hambleton; Betty’s Northallerton

I’ve been wanting to do a series of posts on a few of my favourite local spots that I just seem to go back to again and again. The aim is to showcase both well known and hidden gems, maybe I’ll add a few new ones along the way!

A visit to Northallerton somehow doesn’t seem complete without a trip to Betty’s. Right in the centre of the high street it’s really hard to miss with a beautiful seasonal displays of cakes, pastries and breads in the window. I’ve actually been coming to this particular Betty’s my whole life!
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9 Jan 14

A few custom items from Christmas

Now that we’re deep into the new year its safe to share a few custom items ordered over the festive season. It’s great to be able to work with customers so closely to create pieces to be given as gifts that hopefully inspire all year round.

Sometimes when I create new pieces for the shop they take a while to ‘catch on’ and pet bowls are certainly one of them. This Christmas I’m sure there have been a few pampered pets out there!

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25 Dec 13

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

With the end of the year drawing to a close I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a great 2014! Thanks for supporting Little Wren Pottery throughout the year whether it was purchasing a piece from me or just a recommendation to a friend it all means a lot.
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