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Knitting

Knitted Indigo Cowl

My most important project these days was a knitted cowl (Or a neck warmer? I honestly don't know what the difference is. If you do, please comment.) for a friend. Some time ago, she fell in love with the color of the handspun yarn that was hand-dyed with indigo. I wanted to be extra careful… Continue reading Knitted Indigo Cowl

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Knitting, patterns

Louise Fingerless Cable Gloves and My Creative Process

I've been designing quite a bit lately, because I want to re-stock my shop. I prefer to do that with completely original products rather than just using other people's patterns. That leads to a very time consuming process. I usually start with yarn - I pick something from my yarn stash and then I think… Continue reading Louise Fingerless Cable Gloves and My Creative Process

kalevalacal-update
Crochet, Home Decorations

My #KalevalaCAL progress

So, I think I've reached maybe a 1/4th of the Kalevala blanket. I consider that a success 😀 I'm not usually the person with big projects, I prefer smaller ones that I can complete faster. They say there are two types of crafters - or crocheters, in this case - one that really enjoys the… Continue reading My #KalevalaCAL progress

Crochet, Home Decorations, patterns

Gingerbread Man – Free Crochet Pattern

A week ago somebody suggested that I should make some Christmas decorations. I thought it might be too early, but then again you also need time to make the stuff before the holidays are here. So I started designing 🙂 The crochet Gingerbread man is a versatile Christmas decoration: you can put it on plates… Continue reading Gingerbread Man – Free Crochet Pattern

dyeing wool, yarn

Hand-Dyeing Wool with Indigo

Two days ago me and my mom decided to have a "dye day" and use the grown up indigo plants we had in our glasshouse. It was cold and windy, but we had a mission 🙂 First we took the leaves of the plant and tore them into smaller pieces. We put them into a… Continue reading Hand-Dyeing Wool with Indigo

Kalevala CAL crocheted by Matylda's Barn
Crochet, Home Decorations

I joined the Kalevala CAL! And it’s beautiful…

...It really is 🙂 Apparently, Finland is celebrating 100 years of the country's existence. The Kalevala crochet along is a gift to tribute Finland’s centenary. Many talented crochet designers joined together to create a blanket project, that crocheters from all around the world can enjoy. New granny squares are published on a weekly basis. There's an… Continue reading I joined the Kalevala CAL! And it’s beautiful…

starry-eyed-owl
Amigurumi, Crochet, patterns

Starry Eyed Owl Crochet Pattern

Lately I've been jumping from one craft activity to another. I have way too many projects going on at once plus I'm going to work every day as well. Still doesn't stop me from adding more projects to my basket(s), arrggh 🙂 This owl was one of those spur of the moment projects, when I… Continue reading Starry Eyed Owl Crochet Pattern

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Knitting

Silk and Merino Mix Scarf in Purple

One of the projects I've been working on lately was a knitted scarf in purple and white. I used two handspun yarns. One of them was a mix of naturally dyed purple merino wool and pretty white silk. This yarn was a two-ply, woolen. I loved how shiny the yarn was thanks to the added… Continue reading Silk and Merino Mix Scarf in Purple

a-house-full-of-crafts
Farm Life, Other

A Beautiful Country House Full of Crafts

Not a long time ago I was lucky to visit a beautiful country home full of old crafts. The building is a lovely example of traditional czech farmhouse. It's owned by a very talented craft artist Lenka Limova and her husband. There are vintage spinning wheels literally in every room! Lenka mostly spends her time… Continue reading A Beautiful Country House Full of Crafts

My first bouclé yarn and other spinning adventures
Other, yarn

My First Bouclé And Other Spinning Adventures

I didn't have much time to blog lately. ... Okay, maybe I did, but I couldn't bring myself to write anything. My excuse - I had a lot of stuff going on 🙂 Anyway, with much delay, I introduce to you my first bouclé project: The yarn consists of three singles. One is the core,… Continue reading My First Bouclé And Other Spinning Adventures