14 Aug 12

Custom pottery work in progress

There’s a lot going on in the studio since I’ve been working towards the summer break and getting custom orders completed has been a priority. I’ve been working on a few unusual ones, experimenting with prototype pieces is also quite a lot of fun. Maybe you don’t get it quite right first time but that’s the joy of handmade.

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7 Jun 12

Making paper rosette fans

I’ve been so busy lately getting ready for Woolfest which is looming fast at the end of June, part of all this prep work is getting pieces together that’ll create an attractive stand.

If you’ve never been to Woolfest before it’s in a cattle market so anything that’ll help to ‘pretty up’ the space is a major bonus!

To make a paper fan I used; a pack of pastel A3 card, a piece of long wooden dowel but you could use a ruler, sharp scissors, a stapler and some string. You can of course use A4 sheets of card to create your fans I just had A3 to hand.
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22 May 12

Process: Making ceramic yarn bowls

I’ve been really busy making yarn bowls for the last couple of months in the buildup to Woolfest in June. I thought it might be interesting to take a more in depth look at the process of making yarn bowls as they’re one of my most popular items.

Little Star yarn bowls are a relatively new addition to the shop – in the making their main characteristic is the inner sweeping curve that cups the ball of yarn as it rolls around inside.
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3 Apr 12

What’s in your yarn bowl?

I’d been knitting beatnik for what felt like forever and as the pieces came together I was worried that it wouldn’t fit. I’d never knit such a slim fitting jumper before but from the moment I tried it on I loved it.

I knit my version in Rowan’s Superwash Aran in a steel grey, since it’s a free pattern and a lovely knit I’d encourage you to give it a go too!
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