Category Archives: Crafting

Relating to art and craft

New ideas

Its been so busy here on the ol’ Creative Croft, tending to all the flora and fauna we’ve hardly had time to think. I did manage to get in a little bit of experimentation which I think has worked well … Continue reading

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Fair Isle with a twist

I’ve been busy developing a new pattern in polymer clay which I’m quite excited about. Its my contribution to the wealth of Fair Isle patterns that abound these days. All ready and waiting to be made into pendants and matching … Continue reading

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Blending colours

I’ve been playing around with my mini louet hand combs to see how versatile they are in terms of colour blending. I initially got them to help remove the many neps I seem to get in some of our fleeces, … Continue reading

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Carding and cowls

Beginning to work my way through the fleeces I dyed earlier with my new mini louet hand combs and my trusty jumbo drum carder. I blend the separate colours together until they form a pleasing colour (to my eyes) combination, … Continue reading

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Working with wool

February weather keeping us indoors for the most part today,  strong northerly wind with blustery showers, not great for working outdoors. So we have been working with wool today. I have been have been carding whilst Iwona was spinning. 

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New Year resolutions

These days I almost never make any NY resolutions because I invariably forget and lapse into my old wicked ways, but this year in January I felt a surge of ‘destash and get things finished’ energy. So as I needed … Continue reading

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Relief! Galanthus Elwesii

Must admit to having put this off out of fear – such a relief to be able to submit my final graphite assignment. Now I’ll be able to work on the watercolour module which is what I’m really interested in, … Continue reading

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Croft house cards

Some little cards I’ve been working on, this is the background which I’ve already felted and stitched on the machine. I’ve needle felted a little Shetland croft house onto each one, attached that to a felt backing and then glued … Continue reading

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Claying again

Isn’t scrap clay wonderful! Struck by the similarity of the colour chart squares to the scrap clay squares. I’ve used Fimo classic on and off for years now but they’ve change the formulation and rebranded to Fimo Professional and I’m … Continue reading

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Jelly and Quilts

Hard to believe but these last few nights have been hotter than usual and I’ve been beavering away trying to finish a summer quilt I started a couple of months ago. Its a thin wadding not sure of the tog … Continue reading

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