Author Archives: yorkshirecrafter

About yorkshirecrafter

I live and work in West Yorkshire.  I've always enjoyed crafts of all types, from woodwork to lace-making.  I also enjoy anything mathematical, which makes knitting a favourite pastime, especially complicated designs.  I've been advising businesses and industry on environmental matters for 30 years and also have an interest in green living, especially where it saves me money. I live with my husband and our Maine Coon in a 100-year-old cottage that constantly needs something doing to it.  Fortunately, I enjoy DIY too.

This year’s Harrogate show

I went to the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show last week, as I do most years. I love looking at the exhibitions of craft work and this Legend of the Willow Pattern quilt was the star of the show in … Continue reading

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Socks and bells

The latest pair of socks is done. They make a nice ‘mix and match’ pair with the pair I knitted a few months ago. I was in Skipton the other day and popped in to the shop in where I … Continue reading

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3 items in wood

This week I’ve made a little chalkboard which I’m quite pleased with. The chalkboard itself is just an offcut of plywood painted with two coats of blackboard paint, and I made the frame from yet more offcuts of engineered oak … Continue reading

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A mystery project

I’ve been too busy with DIY jobs to blog for a while. It’s always the same at this time of year – the sudden realisation that the weather is getting steadily worse, the hours of daylight are reducing, and I’d … Continue reading

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Knitted Christmas decorations

It’s far too early to be thinking about Christmas, but I want to get ahead of myself. I still remember three years ago when a bunch of relatives all dropped hints, very late in the day, that they’d appreciate (variously) … Continue reading

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Wine cork wreath

I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas wreath, and I’m hoping that this year I’ll actually get around to it. I’m holding off pruning a holly hedge and a sprawling conifer so that I’ll have some suitable greenery in December. … Continue reading

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