Madder is my favourite dye stuff; to grow, use and for the colours it gives; here’s why…. About Madder Madder (Rubia Tinctorum) has been used for centuries to give a range of beautiful rich red, … read more ›
Its all been about colour this past week for me! I have been doing an experiment with mordants (the simple mineral chemicals I use to make the natural dyes “stick” to yarn) to see if … read more ›
Yellow is the on trend colour! Yellow is THE colour this year! Its in all the shops and fashions, ranging from golden daffodil yellow, pale primrose to mustard and honey. Yellow can be a … read more ›
Creating Colour on Dull days…. I’ve been creating more colour and its helped brighten these dull days. The endless rain, dark clouds and windy weather we have been having here in Cornwall has been quite … read more ›
Gorgeous Colours for Autumn. What do you think of the Pantone London gorgeous colours for autumn 2017 ? I think there is something for everyone, and I like the way several colours can be combined … read more ›
Arts and crafts, contemporary and traditional, that sums up the lovely day I had last Saturday with my friend Steph (Perran yarns) when we went to the Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey, Devon. Its was … read more ›
What shall I make next? Its a question I’m asking myself a lot at the moment. A better question would probably be “what shall I finish next before I start anything else”? ! (Where’s the … read more ›
Colours of Spring The colours of spring are bright and abundant here in Cornwall. I love this time of year, the fields all around are dazzling with the yellow of the daffodils that missed being … read more ›
In these grey January days I have to look for colour or everything becomes a monochrome palette with little to offer respite until the daffodils, snowdrops and crocuses appear in the garden and the Daphne … read more ›
Hand Dyed and lovely! I had a great time at the StitchFest SW show in Totnes last weekend with my friend Steph Thornton of Perran Yarns. We both enjoyed the show very much and commented … read more ›
Summer Colours, what lovely words! Goes with Summer Holidays, ice cream, cream teas and happy days! I have really been indulging my love of colour recently with a new crochet project, a natural dyeing workshop … read more ›
I love the colour Teal, its bright and vibrant, modern and fresh. Time for Teal yarns are now for sale in our webshop, and all proceeds go to the Target Ovarian Cancer charity. Do you worry about using colour, especially if its bright? How do you blend or contrast with it? Have a look at the blog, and explore the links attached to see how colours can be used to maximum effect to create the look you want.
Style and colour show the world who we are through what we wear don’t you think? I have just come home from having lunch with a lovely friend. She has recently been through a life … read more ›
I’m in love with Gorgeous yarns, the luxury yarns, the colours and fibres, the accessories, all of it! Read the blog for news of new yarns in our range, inspirational colours for spring and loving your hand knits, share the love around!
Colour, cold, counting and more colour! Doesn’t sound very inspiring, especially when I tell you that the counting bit was a stock take! But, it was amazingly inspiring, a sensory experience not to be missed. We had to stop ourselves “oooh-ing” and “aah-ing” too much at the Gorgeous Yarns, and we soon forgot how cold we were. Mixing the colours in new, exciting combinations was great fun and the stock take was soon done.