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Memento Mori

This post is about a sheep, a very special sheep called HRH or Old Leader. HRH, photo by Nan Bray, used with her permission In 2016, I had the great fortune to encounter a very lovely fleece from White Gum … Continue reading

15. August 2018 by Rebecca
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The Marvel of Japanese Knitting

This is a wonderful, fascinating book. The patterns are extraordinary and require lots of gazing upon and wondering at. But this is the bit that truly amazes me. Have a look at these knitting symbols. Now consider these words from … Continue reading

07. August 2018 by Rebecca
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Rest After Effort

Dear Readers, The Artisans Textile Festival, part of the Australian Sheep and Wool Show extravaganza was almost two weeks ago now and it was a great success! The Bendigo Bowls Club was packed to the rafters, warm as toast and … Continue reading

02. August 2018 by Rebecca
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The Beauty of English Leicester

Thank you dear readers for your enthusiastic support of the latest endeavours at Needle and Spindle, and now…a little more news. Along with the Natural Gradient Alpaca Shawl Kits, I will have also been preparing English Leicester locks for sale … Continue reading

17. July 2018 by Rebecca
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There’s a Hare in my Tortoise

Well, I am back dear readers…well, sort of.  My children have been taking turns in being home sick and between that and a few family administration sagas, my limited energy has prevented me from returning to this place as regularly … Continue reading

19. June 2018 by Rebecca
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Dearest readers, I want to let you know about some crafty events coming up in my home state. Many of you will know about The Craft Sessions retreat that happens every September in the Yarra Valley. Felicia Semple has connected with … Continue reading

22. May 2018 by Rebecca
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Farm News from Bullengarook

Bullengarook is a little place an hour north of Melbourne, just near Bacchus Marsh.  It is rolling, lush country, perfect for sheep. It is where Maureen Shepherd raises her prize winning Finnsheep at Fairfield Finns. I love the fleeces produced … Continue reading

27. March 2018 by Rebecca
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Postcards at Sea #7 Waiting Purposefully

I had every intention of posting a craft post this week. Instead, I am waiting purposefully for some energy to return. I came across that phrase recently, listening to the wonderful Saga Land by Richard Fildler and Kari Gislason. It … Continue reading

14. February 2018 by Rebecca
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Dyeing with Australian Natives

It is school holidays here. There is not much time for making so instead, I thought I would share with you some treats that came my way on Instagram recently about natural dyeing with Australian natives. Firstly, I wanted everyone to … Continue reading

01. October 2017 by Rebecca
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Since I last posted here, dear readers, a lot has happened. We sold our house in the urban wilds of Melbourne and moved to the beguiling shores of Lake Wendouree in Ballarat. We decided to stop waiting for the life … Continue reading

09. August 2017 by Rebecca
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