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Friday, 20 August 2010

Halfpenny Home people are a talented bunch...

take this fantastic coffee and walnut cake that Sheila made for our daytrip to the seaside. We had to eat it in the car as it was so rainy but we didn't mind! Another regular and fellow cake afficianado is textile artist Jane Southgate, we met and became friends over knitting, Selvedge magazine and cake! I'm very proud to say that I taught her how to do tunisian crochet. Here are some examples of her work.
The best thing about knitting at Halfpenny Home on a Wednesday morning is the way that so many different people all get on and help each other with their projects and because it's the school holidays I have been able to help Jane's daughter Lily to make knitted corsages. Here's her first one - displayed on a cakestand as usual!
Then we managed to fix it onto a hairband, fabulous!


  1. The cake looks delicious! The crochet is fabulous as well! :) x

  2. Oh, isn't Jane's art fabulous and so thought provoking! Her daughters Lily and Cherry are also demon knitters and very creative.

    It's a shame that we can't email Sheila's cakes out to people - she is incredible x

  3. Oooo will you teach me to tunisian crochet too please? Hope to get in to see you on a Wednesday morning before I go back to work. Any news on the dyeing event?? T x

  4. Hi Tracy, I can give you a tunisian crochet lesson whenever you can fit it in - it's frighteningly addictive though...

    We had to jig around the dates for dyeing with woad so still haven't done it but are planning to soon. I'll let you know and we can have some fun, Nic x