Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last post for 2015

I have decided to make a another pattern free on my blog , I hope you like it

Just copy the like below right clike mouse and select go to

I am sorry I don't have a picture for the finished bracelet but I know you will enjoy it when you have finished beading it. I sold mine but forgot to photograph it first , (Note to self photograph everything!)

Enjoy 2016 and happy crafting 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Fibre dying

Had a great time last weekend dying 1 kg of 21 micron Merino roving. I am selling them in the gallery, if they don't sell I will spin them ready to use for knitting etc.   I just love how the colours work together.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Platform Gallery

our new gallery here in Port Augusta has been open for the past few months. Its the most amazing gallery now with lovely open space which is light and airy, there is no comparison with the old gallery. We have been donated a 4 shaft loom which has not been used for years. Debi and I warped it up with a test warp. its all there and weaves well.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Inkle Loom

I have received my new inkle loom from the USA. I just love it because the thread can't fall off while you are weaving.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Machine Knitting

I have spent the last month or so learning how to use a knitting Machine. I always thought using a machine to knit was easy and not worth the same as knitting by hand but I have had to rethink this. I have found learning to use the machine quite hard. You get the thing nearly finished and it all falls off the needles and it is very hard to get it back on. I have packed it all up and have had Wayne put it out in the shed but after calming down again I have tried it again. Over the last few days I have managed to make some thing more constructive than a hat. I have packed it away for the Christmas break because I have things to finish and the knitting machine can waste a day so easily.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Dyeing day

On Saturday morning friends from my craft groups arrived for a fun dyeing day with mum and me . It was great fun watching different colours emerge from the dye pot or the microwave . we had a lovely shared lunch and finally finished at 5 pm . it was a long day but defiantly we will repeat it again,

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Felting workshop

 Laying out the fibre  I used silk hankies   ,Merino tops and mohair curls

 we covers our jackets with net curtain

Friday, May 22, 2015

New Inkle Loom

My new second hand inkle loom. I am still working out how to warp it up. I will have it worked out before i demo spinning and weaving at the end of the month.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Brown Quilt

I am about half way through a quilt top. Jay really likes it but he is not having it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

My sewing room

I went to quilting for a while this morning and while I was there Wayne Colman sorted out my sewing room for Ashleys trestle table and for my sewing machine to fit better . Gee he is so good to me

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Brother Competition

I was sent a link to a Brother competition for mothers day. You could make one of the 12 project ideas or use one as inspiration. I made a bag for my Tablet. The competition was for a new brother sewing machine , a scan and cut as well as having your sewing room transformed, I really wanted the last one because I don't have enough storage in my room.    

4" Squares

I finally received a weaving loom I ordered six weeks ago . It's a zoom loom and is very fast and easy to use , even in the car . All these squares are from one ball of multi coloured yarn

2018 Retreat

This years retreat only saw 14 ladies attending full time , three others were just day people. Tuesday - Mum taught faux felt book covers ...