Long time, no post. This is due to me being head down, fingers a blur, getting ready for several up-coming shows.
I'm delighted to have been invited to show my work in a cabinet at the ICHF Creative Stitching and Hobbycraft shows as they tour around Britain. This meant a new reef had to be created. I'd been dreaming of making a white and yellow one for ages so here it is.
Lucky for me, I was also invited to show at Wrexham Yale's Recycling and Sustainability Show.
So here's the second reef in the pair.
They stand on their own, but also act as a pair, giving them a different dimension.
They're so huge, I had to hang out of my upstairs window to take this picture.
But two reefs wasn't enough.
I'd also promised Jimbo that I'd make him a reef with his Friedrich's Ataxia travelling hook. (It's the most beautiful hook I've ever had the pleasure to hold.) So I dyed, spun and crocheted like a mad thing to create a very unique wall hanging.
It'll be auctioned on the 12th September, along with many other wonderful creations to raise money for research into a cure. PLEASE go along and bid.
All this, and the Coral Collective Hospital Project is going from strength to strength. I received a beautiful coral from someone who'd picked up one of my packs in the hospital.
It made me SO happy to receive it and can't wait to add it to the artwork hanging in the waiting room. Thank you to the anonymous crocheter.
So I've been washing texel fleece and dyeing it;
Dyeing up merino roving;
Creating my own fibre blends that will soon sell through my site and at I Knit London's shop;
Carding British Breeds Batts for I Knit London's fetes and Bestival;
Spinning some of my exotic multi-fibre batts;
And then there was all the fun I had hanging out a Woolfest with the wonderful Moonspinning;
Here she's teaching Gerard to spin with a drop spindle.
And getting emails from lovely slebs who've been crocheting with my yarns at their events.
I thank you, Miss Amy Lamé for making a corsage from my lemon and lime handspun.
Stay tuned for the next installment - this is only a teeny bit of what I've been up to! I haven't told you about Castlewellan show (you can read about it on Moonspinning's blog) or any of the other groovy stuff I've been up to.
Next stop LA, New York, London and touring Northern Ireland.
I'm international, me!