Close this search box.

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. 

Kiri Cottage Crafts Club Next Meeting Dates

Kiri Cottage Craft Club 1

Next meeting dates are:

Tuesday 27 February 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 12 March 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 26 March 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 9 April 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 23 April 10am – 1pm

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!

Kiri Cottage Crafts Club 16th January 2024

Kiri Cottage Craft Club 16th January 2024

This afternoon we worked with peg looms, to create sample rag rugs. Really quick, easy and effective way to do produce pretty rugs with the added advantage  of recycling old clothes, curtains, bed linen and any other scraps of materials in your stash!

Kiri Cottage Crafts Club 10th January 2024

Kiri Cottage Craft Club 10th January 2024

Great fun today with two lovely ladies, who thought they were coming for a therapeutic, social, craft day, and both learned to spin. And we developed knitting skills in the afternoon, mastering plain, purl and rib.