Blocking a finished knitting project (Burrafirth Shawl)

Blocking a finished knitting project is quite straightforward as long as you follow a couple of rules. Rule one, make plenty of space and rule two, take plenty of time. Before blocking your shawl, you will need to have washed and partly dried it. Please see my blog on “Washing your woollen hat” for adviceContinue reading “Blocking a finished knitting project (Burrafirth Shawl)”

Beginning to Fair Isle Knit using handspun yarn.

I was introduced to and fell in love with spinning at a craft afternoon at my local library. I then took a class on spinning my own yarn and later on, joined my local Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. I felt the need to start a big project and having just started to learnContinue reading “Beginning to Fair Isle Knit using handspun yarn.”

Knitting for Film.

Here’s a little tale about the early days in my spinning experience and how I managed (by great luck) to make a handspun and hand knitted hat for a film. The film, Fanny Lye Deliver’d was released on June 26th 2020 and stars Maxine Peake and Charles Dance as Fanny and John Lye. It’s setContinue reading “Knitting for Film.”