GardeningWitch Designs at Festiwool 

It’s that time of year again.  The clocks have changed, Halloween has been and gone. Bonfire night is upon us.  And it’s time for Festiwool! Festiwool is a yarn and fibre festival for lovers of textile art, sewing, knitting and crochet, held in Hitchin in Hertfordshire in the UK.  Now in its fourth year, it … Continue reading GardeningWitch Designs at Festiwool 


YarnLoveChallenge Week 1

#yarnlovechallenge week 1

At the beginning of February, a challenge was started by Mary Heather and Christina from Ravelry. The challenge is to post on Instagram or Ravelry every day in February related to the day's theme: After posting for a few days, it occurred to me that I'd like to capture what I've posted in a slightly … Continue reading YarnLoveChallenge Week 1

Festiwool 2016

Festiwool will always be special for me. Back in 2014 it was my first outing as GardeningWitch Designs. I shared a stall with my very good friend, Jane, who was selling her lovely crocheted jewellery as Knitted Jam.   I was very nervous - would people like my products? Would they buy from me? Would … Continue reading Festiwool 2016

Getting ready for Festiwool 2016

  Festiwool is back for its third year in Hitchin on Saturday 12th November and I will be there for my third year as GardeningWitch Designs. I'm looking forward to it and have been assessing stock. Here is a selection of the items that I will be bringing along. Hope to see you there!   … Continue reading Getting ready for Festiwool 2016

The Maker’s Year, Part One: How did I get to where I am now?

Earlier in the year, I was listening to the fabulous A Playful Day podcast. The host, Kate, put forward the idea of The Maker’s Year, a creativity and sustainable living challenge with a seasonal focus, asking folk to share our projects and what making means to us. This struck a chord with me at the … Continue reading The Maker’s Year, Part One: How did I get to where I am now?

Ready for Festiwool…

It seemed such a long way in the future when I first signed up for a stall at Festiwool. Now it's here. I've been up since dark o'clock, frantically stuffing things in bags and crates ... Rather like packing for holiday! I have project bags, stitch markers, shawl pins, cards and labels, and 3 boxes … Continue reading Ready for Festiwool…