First up I apologise for not getting any updates to the website for a while, no excuses, I just haven’t had a chance to sit down at the computer to get it done.
The Soul Craft festival was really amazing, it was so cool to get to meet so many passionate crafters and get to see their reactions to my work in the flesh, it’s something that you just don’t get to see when you present your wares over the interwebs.
Over the last few months I’ve done a few upgrades in my workshop space to make it more workable, this took a bit more time than I’d hoped but over the past couple of weeks I have been getting back into things like finishing off a few projects around the house and for some of the family
The news for the moment is that I’ve finally turned up some nøstepinnes for the website, these were very popular at the Soul Craft Festival. I was really pleased to see my nostepinnes popping up on instagram afterwards. I have shot a short video on how my lovely better half winds a ball from a skein using a nøstepinne, I’ll get that edited and posted on to the website/YouTube soon.
Some of the feedback that I received from the lovely crafters at Soul Craft was also that they would like to see some smaller sized yarn bowls as well. My main bowls are sized to fit a big Bendigo Wool Mills ball (200g) but I have turned a couple of small bowls previously. As a result I have recently picked up a large piece of American Black Walnut that I am turning a series of smaller 150 mm x 75 mm (6” x 3”) bowls from. These will suit smaller balls like some of the beautiful hand dyed yarns that I saw from the wool producers. I should also be able to make up some matching Walnut nøstepinnes to go with the bowls. I have three bowls nearly done so far and will be beavering away on those over the coming weeks.