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Visit to the Isle of Man

Kiri Cottage Crafts Pink Seaweed Gallery 4

I’m just back from a few days in the Isle of Man with my sister. We visited the lovely Pink Seaweed Gallery in Ramsey.

The owner showed us the contents of some old suitcases that she had been given, following the sad passing of their owner.

Nalbinding – Success at Turnip House

Kiri Cottage Nalbinding 5

I ran a Nalbinding workshop at Turnip House on Saturday and had 6 talented and enthusiastic students.

All picked up the technique really quickly, and between tea, coffee and Turnip House special soup, scones and cake we made great progress.

One lovely lady took her project home and finished it, and now has a nalbinded ear warmer for walking her dogs in the cold weather.

Nalbinding – Viking Knitting at Turnip House

Kiri Cottage Nalbinding 5

Kiri Cottage Crafts is partnering with Turnip House to offer a Nalbinding with lunch workshop. This is a form of early Scandinavian knitting, often associated with the vikings.

Limited to 6 participants. Book now!

Winchester Colour Factory Workshop

Kiri Cottage Winchester Copper Bowl 2

I’m away for a couple of days in Winchester for a wee holiday, and of course I found a craft workshop to go to!

It was about making a copper bowl, at The Colour Factory in Winchester. 

On The Wheel

Kiri Cottage On The Wheel Fern

Today I spun some of my own hand-dyed wool. This was dyed using Kraftcolour Landscape dye in both Teal and Fern. 

Dorset Button Workshop

Kiri Cottage Dorset Buttons 5

This afternoon I took part in a Dorset Button workshop at the Craft Room, Newtownards, with Karen, Sharon, Sarah and Ethna.

Nalbinding – Viking Knitting

Kiri Cottage Nalbinding 5

Here is a brand new Nalbinding workshop at Kiri Cottage Crafts. This is a form of early Scandinavian knitting, often associated with the vikings. This is Oslo stitch, one of many Nalbinding stitches.

Art Batts

Kiri Cottage Two Art Batts 2

I’ve been working on two art batts today, created on my Brother Drum Carder.

I’m looking forward to spinning these later today.

These are a mixture of wool, bamboo, tencel, recycled sari silk and trilobal for a bit of sparkle. Pretty!

Soda Bread at Cockle Row Cottages

Kiri Cottage Crafts Cockle Row Cottages Soda Bread 1

This was a visit to Cockle Row Cottages this afternoon for another soda bread making demo.

I shared the cottage with Santa and one of his elves. There were also two visiting alpacas and a lovely group of flautists playing Christmas songs.

The soda bread was very popular with visitors and I hope to be back again very soon.

Merry Christmas to all at Cockle Row Cottages!