Winter Visitors

Over the last couple of days we’ve been visited by several inches of snow, which for someone who grew up on the coast of south east England is pretty exciting. The hens aren’t too impressed, however. But this blog post is titled after two other winter visitors. At the end of October, I glanced out…

Fallen Leaves of Autumn

It’s a blustery day, the trees are getting barer and the golden and red leaf carpet is getting thicker, Samhainn is approaching. I wrote a couple of posts ago about my recent obsession with knitting and felting leaves with the fibres I had dyed autumnal colours: here’s a selection of the finished products. All available…

Autumnal Inspiration

I’m not long back from a week with my family down in Whitstable, Kent. Down in south east England the berries are┬ájust starting to ripen and the leaves to turn and fall, but despite these hints of autumn┬áthe days are still warm and dry. Up north in Scotland, it has been autumn for a while…

Dyeing with Hawthorn

We are lucky enough to have a hawthorn tree growing in our front garden. Indeed, it was one of the reasons we decided to rent this house. Our wee tree, from which we hang feeders for the birds, is resplendent in blossom at the moment. Hawthorn blossom is also known as May blossom, and is…