The story of colour development in a dye studio (shed)

Posted: December 12, 2018

The story of colour development in a dye studio (shed)

I’ve spent quite a lot of time this week working on colour development and thought you might be interested to read about it - Claire and Debbie were, anyway, as they saw the work in progress and were wondering what on earth I was doing. They also had the unbridled joy of watching me flicking really slowly through my wildflower book to find the plants I was looking for and check their names. I do talk to myself whilst I'm doing this (yes, and I'm only 33) so I think they've learned to just ignore my ramblings.  This week I was...


Bot accounts on Instagram: what are they are what can we do about them?

Posted: August 13, 2018

Bot accounts on Instagram: what are they are what can we do about them?

In the past few days I have noticed a HUGE surge in stolen posts from me by bot accounts. They heavily feature a number of other people’s’ posts that I recognise, too.  I’ve reported them over and over and over - please if you see these report them as spam if nothing else, and don’t give them any engagement (likes or comments).  I’m now following Louise Tilbrook's lead and using less-known hashtags, e.g. #knitsnotbots #ukknitters #creativesofinstagram #knittersofravelry #crochetnotbots and more (Louise has lots of good suggestions). By doing that we can all connect with genuine accounts. After posting this ^^ on...


Yarn & flowers: the ECY aesthetic and why it's important to us. ❤️

Posted: May 02, 2018

Yarn & flowers: the ECY aesthetic and why it's important to us. ❤️
This post talks about the abundance of flowers in the ECY social media feeds, where they come from, and why they are important to us.

Knit. Play. Cowl.

Posted: November 03, 2016

Knit. Play. Cowl.
Today on the blog I've created a feature on the cowls from Inspiration Knits (aka Louise Zass-Bangham)'s book Knit Play Colour, in anticipation of her having my yarn at Yarnporium this weekend. Check it out for some gorgeous pattern inspiration.

Shawl love: Masgot

Posted: August 18, 2016

Shawl love: Masgot

This is Masgot by Justyna Lorkowska. It's been at lots of shows with me over the past year (I finished it in Nov 2015) and had a lot of compliments. It has a simple construction, is fun and relaxing to knit, and it's great to wear. The yarns I used are: 2 x Milburn 4ply in Steel; 2 x Milburn 4ply in Natural; and 1 x Askham 4ply in Air for the contrast colour. Those are 50g balls by the way. You can find them HERE. I would recommend using a stretchy edging method - I usually do for crescent...


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