Other, yarn

Fibreshare and the Yarns I’m Secretly Dreaming About

Last fall I encountered some very interesting pictures on Instagram. Apparently, people were exchanging these cute little packages by post, full of yarn and other craft related goodies. That’s how I found out about Fibreshare which is “…an international yarn and fiber swap open to all crafts”. It seems like a great way to connect with… Continue reading Fibreshare and the Yarns I’m Secretly Dreaming About

Knitting, Painting and Drawing, yarn

New Knitting Project – Threipmuir by Ysolda

Like always, I have a bunch of excuses as to why I don't update this blog as much. You know, Christmas is coming! That's always a good excuse. But I've actually been a little bit depressed, because a package full of handmade gifts that I sent to US have apparently been lost in the mail.… Continue reading New Knitting Project – Threipmuir by Ysolda

kalevala-cal-has-ended
Crochet, Home Decorations, yarn

Kalevala CAL Has Ended…

...But I'm still Going 🙂 Today I was scrolling through Instagram posts and I saw someone has not only finished the Kalevala blanket, but is already finishing a third one! I'm just a little bit depressed by that 😀 But then again, I'm crocheting with my own handspun yarn, which I occasionally run out of… Continue reading Kalevala CAL Has Ended…

knitted-cowl-matyldas-barn
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

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

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

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 🙂 But I wouldn't have it any other way. Sometimes I wonder what people with no hobbies do with their time. Errr...social media? 😀 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)

from-wool-to-beautiful-yarn
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)

first-yarn-spinning-attempt
Other, yarn

My First Serious Yarn Spinning Attempt

Two days ago, I successfully persuaded my mom to try and teach me how to spin yarn. In my eyes, she is the ultimate authority in this area. But I should tell you the whole story. Let’s start from the beginning! My parents, who are living in the Czech Republic, started their sheep and goat… Continue reading My First Serious Yarn Spinning Attempt