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Where We’ll be this weekend: November 28, 2016

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Ashby de la Zouch Craft Fair  3 December, 10am – 3pm, Legion House

 

this is part of our stall from Winter Woollies a week ago. winterwoollies1116

Keeping Bertie’s Stitches Clean November 20, 2016

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Milo Eating Bertie’s Recovery Diet November 20, 2016

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I, Daniel Blake November 18, 2016

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Went to see this, thought it should be mandatory viewing for politicians and anyone involved in developing or delivering the benefit system. And anyone who thinks they pay too much tax. Very stark, but true to the little experience I’ve had.  Good to know I’m not the only one thinking along these lines:

Trying to distract Bertie November 6, 2016

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With his Dog Twister & Snufflemat on Bonfire Night. We like celebrating November 5th but why do they make fireworks with such loud bangs? We’ve had two horrendous nights. All curtains shut, all lights on, TV loud downstairs, radio upstairs for Milo

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Wensleydale Longwool Rug November 4, 2016

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Hand-washed several times in small batches, tail-spun & plied. Then set up semi-circular on the pegloom, with strong cotWP_20161101_15_46_05_Pro.jpgton warp.

Very pleased with the result  – this will go into stock, now, for the talks & craft fairs coming up.

 

Supervising … November 4, 2016

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Pattern-cutting for his winter coat. You need some security when you’re scared of rain and dark and … WP_20161101_15_55_35_Pro.jpg

Stretching his Legs at Humphrey Head October 2, 2016

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Not so many years ago, this grassy area near Grange Over Sands was all bare sand washed by the tide twice a day. Still room to gallop, though.

Bertie Learning … October 2, 2016

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about open fires on wet Lake District evenings.

Just Off The Loom September 18, 2016

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Off  my Dryad rigid heddle table loom. Weft ends still to tidy, but very pleased with this. All the warp & most of the weft is my handspun Portland wool blended with Kool-Aid dyed mohair. Weft incusions of Wensleydale locks, ribbons, beads & various synthetic mixes. I had thought of making a bag with a fringed flap. but that might get too much wear. Any ideas beyond a wall hanging are very welcome. By the way, I have an original 12 dpi heddle, & an adapted Ashford 5 dpi heddle – which I used for this. I’d be pleased to hear of any other alternatives or suppliers I could try. wp_20160918_16_06_49_pro