About

Hello and welcome to my world of wonderful single breed and blended wool, all grown by sheep on British farms, spun in Britain and dyed using plants in my kitchen on the banks of the river Pang in rural West Berkshire, England.

I just love using plants to produce my colours. I use plants grown in my riverside garden, foraged from the woods and hedgerows that surround my home, and from botanical extracts.

I’ve crafted for ever. I knit a lot, and crochet, quilt and sew my own and my children’s clothes. I am a recycler and re-user of things. I gently restore old furniture and repair my family’s clothes.

I am thrilled about supporting the British wool industry by dyeing and using British wool.

I’m inspired by my walks with my little dog Marlin, through the woods and along the hedgerows that surround our home, and by the river and its wildlife. I like to forage for natural ingredients for dyes and enjoy experimenting with them in my kitchen. I hand dye in small dyelots with subtle variations from skein to skein, so all my yarns are unique.

This blog is a window onto my crafting world. Please do sign up for updates but, be assured you won’t be bombarded with lots of messages. I’m pretty busy with my yarn dyeing, my family and my home, so I never get to write more than once each week, and often not even that. I usually only write when I really have something to say. Most of all, I love to hear from you. Please tell me what you like, what you want to hear more about.

With love

Alison

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Beautiful wedding photo

    1. Thank you. I still have it. Although I don’t really know why. It’s not as though I will ever wear it again 😂

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