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Postcards at Sea #5: Words Like Fishes

Out here, floating in the ocean, words are hard to find. They are like fishes, all around me in the water but they dart away whenever I need them. This difficulty finding words is one of the more curious symptoms … Continue reading

09. November 2016 by Rebecca
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Book Review: Crafting with Feminism

Crafting with Feminism is a new title from Quirk Books in the US, subtitled 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy. It is by crafter Bonnie Burton whose previous work The Star Wars Craft Book is in our public library … Continue reading

25. October 2016 by Rebecca
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Postcards at Sea #4: Magazine Scene

Magazines are my new quiet companions. I didn’t really appreciate magazines before I became sick. There seemed little time to read them and mostly I would just read the headlines and quickly scan the pics whilst gulping down tea and … Continue reading

07. October 2016 by Rebecca
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Postcards at Sea #2: Spwing has Spwung

It is here! It is spring in the Southern Hemisphere. And just because Our Dear Girl and I have been reading Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City, I like to say it like Speke the otter, Spwing! It feels it has been … Continue reading

30. August 2016 by Rebecca
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Granite Haven Story

In March this year, I had the very great privilege of visiting Granite Haven, a Gotland sheep and Llama farm in Central Victoria. Cheryl Crosbie shared her story of introducing Gotland sheep to Australia, improving the quality of their fleece … Continue reading

30. August 2016 by Rebecca
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Floating in the Ocean

All is not as I would have it be, here at Needle and Spindle. As many of you know, I had pneumonia in April. It is normal to have a six to eight week recuperation period after such an illness … Continue reading

10. July 2016 by Rebecca
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Really Real

This came in the post yesterday. So now I really really know that I really had an article published that is real. If you like the article you might like to read a post I wrote some time ago on … Continue reading

24. June 2016 by Rebecca
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Fibershed: Totally Local Clothing in Melbourne

Last night, the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria hosted a sell out presentation on Making Clothes From Your Own Backyard. Nicki Taylor of This is Moonlight blog and Rachel Bucknall of Reduce Reuse Recycle blog asked themselves the question, … Continue reading

15. June 2016 by Rebecca
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Autumn Daze

Thank you so very much, dearest Readers for your many good wishes in comments and emails during my dalliance with pneumonia. I have been touched and buoyed by your kindness and have missed visiting with you in this place. Autumn … Continue reading

01. June 2016 by Rebecca
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Backyard Sanatorium

My knitting is curled up in its basket, the spinning wheel is taking a breath and keyboard is sleeping. Needle and Spindle is taking a rest while I recuperate from pneumonia. It is not the scary kind fortunately, no hospitals … Continue reading

27. April 2016 by Rebecca
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