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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

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

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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

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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

Handspun yarn by Matylda's Barn
Other, yarn

All About Yarn…And Princess Charming

Recently I've been spinning a lot of new yarn. I like to switch from one activity to another because it makes things more fun. This way, I can also let my eyes rest for a bit after I've been crocheting for too long. There's also something very relaxing about the sound of the rotating spinning… Continue reading All About Yarn…And Princess Charming