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As typical for many gardening and crafting processes, some of my ‘projects’ take place over many days, weeks or months. To keep things simple I will update posts as necessary when there is new information, rather than always creating a new post. 

 

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19-20 August 2023 This weekend was extra full of crafts and fibre-y goodness.   On Saturday, my local Guild of spinners, weavers and dyers had their annual garden party. This involves a fleece sale, raffle, shared lunch, quiz etc and the usual society business and …

  We all see those tempting tufts of wool stuck to fences and grass tussocks when we’re out and about. I’ve decided to start a collection from various locations with the aim of turning them (eventually) into some sort of crafted travelogue. On last week’s …

21/08/2023 I always like to sort and wash raw fleeces as soon as possible after getting them. If I keep them outside I worry about mice, insects and damp. If I keep them inside it feels unhygienic, a bit pongy and can still attract moths …

08/10/2023     Last autumn (I think) I planted a skirret root purchased from Backyard Larder which is a great resource for perennial vegetable sales and information. It grew very happily this year with minimal intervention. It didn’t really spread and was well contained as …

Hi! I’ve been thinking about doing this blog for a while so have been saving up content over 2023 to add when I got around to setting things up. Thanks to my lovely brother for drawing up the logo for me xx The content on …

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