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Water-proofing wool: truths and fictions ...

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6 November, 2019 - 18:39 | Sue Blacker

Feste, the clown in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, sang that "the rain it raineth every day" and sometimes it feels very much like this in our native Cornwall.  The line also appears in King Lear, so clearly Shakespeare understood rain.  The US Poetry Foundation, and many other sites, have the full words of this witty ditty.

Three book reviews: a story, a how-to guide and a book of art

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13 October, 2019 - 18:19 | Sue Blacker

I love reading.  We have too many books, probably, although I am not sure this is possible.  They are in pretty much every rooom of our house ...

I have reviewed several books in this blog, all of course related to sheep, wool and yarns.  So here is a selection of recent reads.  Two of these books I requested for review as they seemed interesting and I am pleased to say I was right.  The third I bought.


This Golden Fleece – a journey through Britain’s Knitted History

By Esther Rutter

Our Cornish Garden: the whole bouquet

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13 September, 2019 - 11:06 | Sue Blacker

Now that we have introduced each colour in the Cornish Garden palette, it's time to put them together.

The photos of the gardens really speak for themselves, so here we show the yarns collected in groups and then worked in coloured swatches.


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