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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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A swift way to wind yarn

I wound the first of my five new skeins of Dundaga yarn the other day, with it draped around my knees. Funnily enough, I couldn’t persuade anyone to hold their hands out for the eternity that it took to wind … Continue reading

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The merits of blocking knitting

The gansey is finished, a mere 7 months after starting. I can’t do the “big reveal” yet because it isn’t blocked, and therein lies a tale. I never used to block my knitting, I just didn’t realise what a difference … Continue reading

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Beautiful birch bins

The wonders of aviation ply During Dorset Art weeks, back in May, I saw some lovely wastepaper bins made in very thin birch ply. I’d long hankered after some of this ply to make lampshades like those by David Trubridge, … Continue reading

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