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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

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

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Farm Life, Other, Painting and Drawing

Farmhouse Table Makeover

I love farmhouse style. Not only because I'm addicted to watching HGTV's Fixer Upper, but because I grew up in a very small country village and my parents have a small farm. Old traditional czech houses and furniture are definitely a great inspiration for me. I love old furniture with character ๐Ÿ™‚ Recently I had… Continue reading Farmhouse Table Makeover

Amigurumi, Crochet

I Still Crochet! And million other things. (aka the story of the goofy horse)

I swear my hands never stop. They always have to do something. It's like a disease ๐Ÿ™‚ But I wouldn't have it any other way. Sometimes I wonder what people with no hobbies do with their time. Errr...social media? ๐Ÿ˜€ Most likely. That being said, I spend a lot of time on social media as… Continue reading I Still Crochet! And million other things. (aka the story of the goofy horse)

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Other, yarn

From Wool to Beautiful Yarn (How-To)

Few days ago I started another project. I want to create a nice big blanket for my future home. I loved these shades of blue and purple of the merino wool that we purchased in this shop: http://skorpilova.cz/vlna/. For me, the colors conjure up an image of sea. I can almost feel the breeze on… Continue reading From Wool to Beautiful Yarn (How-To)

ravelry-patterns
Amigurumi, Crochet, Home Decorations, Kitchen and Dining, patterns

My Patterns Are Now on Ravelry!

I decided to join Ravelry, because I want to share my designs with as many people as possible ๐Ÿ™‚ My username is - surprise surprise - MatyldasBarn. You can find my profile here: http://www.ravelry.com/people/MatyldasBarn I added two of my older designs to my designer profile, but I already published two new instructions. One of them… Continue reading My Patterns Are Now on Ravelry!