IN THE MAKING
I've always loved knitting, I grew up around it as it was something my whole family did.
75% Virgin Wool
Unless stated otherwise, they are machine washable at 30 degrees. I recommend washing on a wool wash to keep them nice and soft for longer.
The wool is very stretchy so fits a range of sizes. Most of my socks fit EU 37/38 or 39/40.
PEG LOOM RUGS
Cheviot, Jacobs, Shetland & Scotch Mule Fleeces
Onion Skins (Yellow Dye), Walnut Leaves (Brown Dye), Log Wood (Purple Dye) & Madder (Orange Dye)
Hand wash and pull back in to shape again after the wash before drying.
Red or White Earthenware
Keeps wool in place while you are knitting.
This yarn bowl is fantastic and just as pretty as it looks in the picture. The yarn stays in the notch nicely and I had great fun trying it out by pulling lots through - until I realised I had to wind it all back up again! The customer service was second to none. It only took a couple of days to arrive and was carefully packaged in lots of bubble wrap in a cardboard box wrapped in brown paper and string - which is a lovely touch in this day and age. - laurajopankhurst
I bought this knitting bowl as a birthday gift for my Mum and I know she's going to love it! Was well packed and arrived promptly and safely. Thank you! - Heather Hansaw
This was the perfect gift for my mother-in-law. She says it's beautiful! - Ida-Maria
Beautiful yarn bowl, arrived safely having been very well packaged for the journey. Very pleased with it. - Helen Davies
This was bought as a present and my sister loves it. In her words... ''it's perfect!'' Martina went over and beyond to help me get it to her on time, a fantastic service. Thank you so much! - Sal Philpott
Thank you, it was check by my daughters who have assured me I will love it. Can't wait till Christmas Day. Beautifully and well made. Really pleased with it and has been put to good use already. Thank you very much. - Blonde314
I always knit the upper half of the sock in a different pattern to the bottom so it's fits comfortably and is stretchy to easily take on and off. It takes a few evenings of knitting to make a pair.
PEG LOOM RUGS
I hand spin local Highland fleeces in to chunky yarn and then weave the yarn on a peg loom to create 100% natural, warm rugs. Occasionally I dye the wool with natural dyes.
After receiving a fleece I have to clean it, picking out the worst bits. Then I card the wool and spin the fleece. After this the skeins of wool are washed in soapy water. Sometimes they need washed twice. Once they are dry I roll them in to balls of wool which I then weave in to rugs on the peg loom.
The peg loom needs set up with a warp in the length that I want the rug to be, I usually use hemp string because it is strong and natural. I use two to three strings of wool at a time to make it thick. Once finished, it has to be tied and sometimes I add a fringe of wool.
First they are thrown on the wheel using red or white earthenware. For cutting them they need to be quite soft but they also need to be hard enough to turn before so it can be tricky to get the right time to do this. After being turned and carefully cut they are left to slowly dry to prevent warping. Then they are tidied up making sure they are smooth before the bisque firing. After the firing they are glazed and then fired again before being checked over and making sure that they are ready for the shop. There are quite a lot of breakages along the way when making wool bowls so not all of them make it to the final stage!