Category Archives for look

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
Categories: dye, knit, look, sew, spin | Tags: , , , , | 6 comments

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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Craft Bike

I have owned a few bicycles over the years. There was the new silver blue racer my brother helped me put together when I was nineteen. It was a pretty thing, fast and light as a feather and was stolen within two … Continue reading

26. March 2016 by Rebecca
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Waysides: Connections

This post is part of a collaborative natural dye and mapping project with Annie Cholewa called Waysides: Local Colour from our Home Grounds. Waysides: Connections is the second of two reflective posts that Annie and I would like to share with you, … Continue reading

13. November 2015 by Rebecca
Categories: dye, knit, look, spin | Tags: , , , , , | 33 comments

Camping hands

I usually post on a Friday evening but this week, we went camping instead. I took some knitting but really didn’t do much of it. Sometimes I feel that my knitting gets in the way of connecting with my kids … Continue reading

03. November 2015 by Rebecca
Categories: knit, look | Tags: | 22 comments

Waysides: Walking

This post is part of a collaborative natural dye and mapping project with Annie Cholewa called Waysides: Local Colour from our Home Grounds.  Waysides: Walking is the first of two reflective posts that Annie and I would like to share … Continue reading

02. October 2015 by Rebecca
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