Archive for ‘hand dyed curls’

July 28, 2019

End of an era

If I were a real store on a busy high street, I would be able to open a bottle of fizz, bake some cup cakes, put some bunting up and enjoy these last few days making my customers happy as they rummage through baskets of heavenly fibre.

I have the East Sussex Guild weavers, spinners & dyers exhibition to look forward to where I hope I will be able to sell off any remaining wool and fibre that is excess to my requirements.

I’ve made friends with many of my regular customers and am always delighted when they share with me what they have created with their purchases.

Thank you…………

where’s my hanky?

 

 

 

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July 14, 2019

Store closing end July

I’ve listed as much as I can, plenty of felting and spinning supplies to choose from. There is a sale on across the whole shop.

With etsy wanting us to offer free postage to the USA and promoting those stores above any others I feel like the last nail has been banged into the etsy coffin.

It’s been an enjoyable journey, but I’ve come to then end.

January 7, 2019

Knitwit Originals Clearance Sale

Due to ill health and looming retirement all my raw fleece, dyed wool, and felting supplies must go.  Not everything is listed on etsy yet but there is a good selection of mixed fibre packs ready to be blended and spun.

I have some lovely alpaca fleeces that need to be re homed, the majority of which are brown. Several longwool fleeces and a few other rare breeds. I am happy for visitors to make an appointment to check out the fleeces.

May 17, 2016

The Big 1000

Thanks to British sheep breeders around the country, dye suppliers, friends and family I will be able to celebrate my 1000th etsy sale before the year is out. I would say 95% of those sales are dyed and natural Rare Breed wool locks, that’s a LOT of wool! (If I combined the 2 shops I would be over the 1000 but I want to concentrate on the woolly one)

I love my job, love the natural products I work with and love the customers who never fail to amaze me with how they use the wool locks I produce.

2017 is just around the corner and it will be just as woolly!

April 30, 2015

How people use my British Rare Breed Locks

Having just been asked if I had any ‘wool’ suitable for doll hair I said ‘Is the Pope Catholic?’

I couldn’t tell what was suitable over the phone so my friend popped round with her scantily clad ‘lace project’ a beautiful fabric doll wearing a lacy negligee, lace stockings, suspender belt, bra and panties. But she was BALD! We trawled through baskets of sorted curls and bags of unsorted curls until we decided on overdyed black Wensleydale. As she is a work in progress you’ll have to wait until she’s complete before she is revealed.

Previously the same friend had asked me for curls for her mermaid, well, here is the result. The embroidery and beading is all hand stitched. I’m in awe!

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This next project (different maker) is a male doll about 60cm tall, he is in the ‘raw’ so avert your eyes if you are of a delicate nature.

Who knew this is how my hand dyed locks would end up!

male doll with Teeswater hair

And now for something completely different, a needlefelted bear!

bear