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Monday, 2 October 2017

HAND DYED YARNS for knitting, crochet and weaving

Pictures of some of the hand dyed yarns that Linda's Treehouse currently has to offer:



"Lourie" Merino Superwash DK (double knit)
100g/186m, needle 3.5-4.5:




"Kingfisher" fingering pure Merino, 1 ply,  100g/360m, knit with 3 - 4mm needles:






"Sunbird", Merino Lace Yarn, 1ply, 50g/335m:







"Papagayo", sport weight, merino superwash
 with a lot of twist, lovely to knit with,
100g/230m:










 The colour range changes frequently. Contact me to learn which colours are available

Thursday, 4 May 2017

WILD KNITTING AND CROCHET WORKSHOP IN KOMMETJIE

I had a wonderful time teaching a Wild Knitting and Crochet workshop in Kommetjie at Natural Yarns Studio on 27 and 28 May 2017.

Gina is a lovely host who spoiled everybody with delicious food. The house offered a beautiful view and the weather was perfect with a light breeze to ease the heat. Most times we were able to sit with wide opened doors.

Gina got together a great group of people; everybody seemed to enjoy themselves and there was a lot of laughing and chatting as well as concentrated work.

Following a few pictures which were taken by Gina Ross, www.naturalyarns.co.za





















The projects were inspired by pictures from books, photos or artworks. Carle's for instance by 'The Kiss' , Can you pick which one that is?

Saturday, 10 September 2016

1st PROJECT ON THE NEW LOOM

Here is the first finished project. There were lots of tension problems resulting in more mistakes than normally - there are always a couple, I think. But it will get sorted out.





NEW LOOM

This is how my new loom arrived: 80 cm Ashford, 8 shafts with 4 treadles.







Mac is wondering what this is going to be


Assembly finished at last:

























And this little guy helped wind the first warp




Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Fresh off the Loom:

Alpaca Blanket, which will be much used in our current chilly winter temperatures.





Size: 1.50 x 1.35 m




Warp Alpaca fingering, hand- dyed

Weft hand-dyed Alpaca DK



Tuesday, 17 May 2016

KNITTERS' VISIT TO WILDERNESS

On Mother's Day we enjoyed the visit of 12 knitting friends from Pretoria.







The weather was beautiful and everybody enjoyed peaceful knitting time .


and yarn shopping:

My shelves before ...



and after....





FAIR ISLE BOXY finished in time for winter

My Yarn - hand-dyed






Friday, 1 April 2016

WILD WEAVING

Two new projects done on  my Knitters' Loom:

a waistcoat




                                                      



and a tunic: