Making! Ugly Blanket part 2

A bag of scraps. Odd balls of yarn, yarn that had been knitted up perhaps too many times before to feel 'right' for a jumper. Stuff bought in a job lot (sight unseen) box from a mill for twenty quid. Hand-spun and factory made. None of it seemed to want to be a garment of any… Continue reading Making! Ugly Blanket part 2

Making! Ugly Blanket: part 1 of who knows how many…

I am an accumulator of things...yes, I admit it! I find it very hard to get rid of stuff, but of late I've been making a real effort - why only the other day I put three books in the office book swap box (I took one out don't tell anyone, two out of three… Continue reading Making! Ugly Blanket: part 1 of who knows how many…

Pottery, Alchemy…

Last Friday I went to my pottery class as usual. I made a couple of pots as usual (actually  not as usual because I'm getting better at wheel throwing so these two were almost identical). But the main action of the morning was the Raku Firing we were doing with pots we'd prepared earlier. Raku… Continue reading Pottery, Alchemy…