• Classes,  Crafts

    Easter cosies

    I have to confess when I was setting out the program for this year’s residential craft classes in January I did a quick fudge for March and put down Easter Crafts. So it comes to February and I have to start planning what that entails….

  • Crochet

    Chainless Starting Treble Crochet

    Tamara at the Moogly blog put out a revised version of her chainless starting double crochet (what I would call a treble crochet). I had tried her previous version and just couldn’t get it but the penny dropped with this one straight away.

  • Crochet,  Knitting

    #MittenMission

      Last year I contributed to Masato Beanies #Scarfathon. The appeal collected 500 hand-made scarfs for the homeless. The project continues this year and has a new addition #MittenMission.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Wool Haven Classes

    It dawned on me that the thing I blog least about is the thing I do most. So in an attempt to set that right I thought I’d do a post on my crochet classes. We started running a Beginners’ Crochet Class in October 2016 and have completed the 13th this morning. Number 14 is already booked up to start 17th February.

  • Crochet

    Solar System CAL – First attempt

    I’m having to start this again from scratch as after 3 weeks the blanket is 40 inches diameter and the completed blanket should be only 48 inches in total. However I don’t feel like deleted the recording of about 20 hours work so the first 3 weeks works is combined here and I’ll start again in a fresh post.

  • Crochet

    Twiddle muff

    Twiddle muffs are some times used to help people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, autism or learning difficulties. The textures & embellishments give them something to do with their hands, distracting from picking at their skin or pulling at medical equipment and bandages. They are constructed as a muff rather than a blanket as they can be slipped onto an arm with less chance of being dropped.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Air drying clay

    Some of my classes at the residential homes take a bit more preparation than others, especially if I am trying out a new material. One of the residents had said in a previous class that she had always wanted to work with clay. Now I’ve done some things with the standard air drying clay but it can be quite messy and I only have an hour session for each class.