Smiles all round as well as tea and Emma's lovely lavender biscuits...Screen printing happens here.....
... in pops Sean to show off his impressive cabling. It's hard to believe that he only started knitting 18 months ago.
Lesley, Harriet and Esther spent a peaceful day with Kerry this Saturday learning the fine art of embroidery.
Samplers were begun and nearly completed during the course of the day and phenomenal quantities of tea were consumed.
Yesterday's introduction to weaving saw a full house enjoying the practice as well as the history of weaving. Many techniques from past and present were explored. This very popular course will be run again on Sat June 22nd 10 - 4pm.
Alison, our weaving tutor, brought along a woven scarf from our very own Manos lace, wonderfully soft and subtly variegated......yarn is not just for knitting...
The girls hard at work creating their own piece of history
Visitors to the shop this morning included crafty bloggers Ali of Domesticali and Sue of The Quince Tree shopping for sock wool and birthday presents for a new knitter.
There was chat and laughter and discussion of Ali's latest initiative - the Compound Word Project. It's a fiendish visual and etymological challenge. The pictures here were just the warm-up.
Hop over and take a look. We're already stuck!!
Schoppel Cat Print single disk hand-dye collection, a rather long-winded way of saying 'it's kind of psychedelic and you have two balls so that you can start at exactly the same point in the colour changes for each sock.'
Actually that was longer, but you get the drift.
Lesley and Claire, partners in The Fibreworks.