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Friday, 30 July 2010

Stay calm, make tea!

Here are some of the photos that Tracy Ranger took during her visit to Halfpenny Home last week. We last managed to meet up at the Saint's Market in Ipswich and because Tracy works so hard looking after the Gedgrave Flock, her flock of Wensleydale's with her husband Peter it makes it tricky to find time for a good chat about fleece, wool and natural dyes. I managed to lure her over with the promise of buttons...
I love this cascade of yarns! Maria of mimibellatree also popped in with Emily and Isabella to show off her finished fabruckets.
We were in the middle of a power cut when they turned up but we all stayed calm and made a cup of tea on the camping stove we use for dyeing and settled down with some vanilla cupcakes from Scoffin'. Maria took a couple of the wooden hares away with her, they're new and you can find them alongside the wooden hearts which are ready for you to paint and embellish. You can see in this photo a couple of the hearts that Jacqui has decorated with some Farrow and Ball paint and vintage notions.
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  1. Oh No! I think I missed the wooden hearts! Will just have to call again! Keeping my fingers cross for the giveaway! T x

  2. Thank you so much for following my blog. Just popped by and am so glad I did, I love your blog and the whole ethos behind your craft/arts centre. I would be over like a shot if I lived closer, but I'm in the north of England! Sending smiles, Em x

  3. Thanks so much for your lovely comments! It would be lovely to see you if you're ever in Suffolk but meantime, at least the global power of blogging means we can keep in touch

    Jacqui x

  4. There was an interesting CountryFile on last night, all about Herdwick sheep - how their fleeces are so coarse that you can't use them for spinning. I was watching the sheep and thinking 'they'd make lovely wool'!

  5. What wonderful fabruckets ... such a fun idea. Love the wooden shapes too ... I wish we could get Farrow and Ball paint here in the US but alas I'll have to make do with something different!

    So enjoying reading your blog, Nic. Fun! Mum said she's enjoying knitting socks ... I think I know what will be in my Christmas Stocking this year!!!

  6. I am still full of Halfpenny Home....but we will need another fix soon. We had a lovely visit and we are practising the knitting!
    See you soon x