Hello and welcome to my corner of the internet!
I’m a crafter and maker. I identify most strongly as a knitter, sewist, spinner and weaver but I explore and dabble in all crafts and art pursuits. To that effect you’ll see things like natural dyeing, quilting, embroidery, drawing and painting, seasonal making and what not turn up from time to time as well. I’m also a keen gardener and nature-loving person. I use this blog to document my makes and wanderings.
I’m interested in folklore, old ways, sustainability and seasonal living. Always dreaming about a radical new world. All my makes have cat hair in them.
How I got into making
Crafting came into my life when I was sixteen. I learned to knit and crochet after stumbling upon a blog by a crafter and was fascinated by the idea of being able to turn a ball of yarn into a piece of clothing. I taught myself after returning from a library trip with a stack of crafting books using old needles and hooks borrowed from a family member. That was the start of my making life.
In my early twenties, I started sewing more seriously. My mum had been a keen sewist when I was a child but by the time I was in my teens her interest in it had disappeared to the background. Nevertheless, it made sure I was aware of some of the techniques since I was a child and I could do some basic stuff like pillow covers and pencil cases. It wasn’t until I had been knitting garments for some years that I started seriously sewing clothing.
Over the years I’ve dabbled in a lot of other textile crafts such as natural dyeing, embroidery and quilting. These are crafts that I dip in and out of whenever the mood strikes.
In the summer of 2020 I got interested in learning to spin and have since been learning to make yarn on a small selection of suspended spindles and a second-hand 1970’s spinning wheel. The following summer weaving took firm hold of my heart. I first learned tablet weaving and then followed the thread of weaving further and learned to weave cloth on a loom.