Contributing to the fab idea of having Wovember where we think about wool where it has come form and how we use it here is my post to add to this.

1st an image of the sheep who give me their fleeces

Deciding to mix the BFL with the shetland gives beautiful yarn which is a sheer delight to work with and design for .



Using natural dyes from plants I dyed the skeins at home here they are blowing dry in the winds of the North Pennines where I live.IMG_6626


These colours inspired the Blue Rose Tam kit for sale at Farfield Mll



Using even more colours the top was created and again this kit will be for sale through myself at chrissieday.co.uk,the pattern at Ravelry and the total kit at Farfield Mill

the cost will be £60.00 plus postage for the kit and £8.00 for the pattern through Ravelry.

After all the many years I have been knitting all I can say is there is something added to the whole experience when you know exactly where your yarn came from.

I started this experience with the Zwartbles fleeces from local farmer and now have 3 beautiful yarns to work with ,my final one being a lovely Texel /Cheviot mix which I like to knit alongside the BFL/Shetland mix and this gives me a lovely bulky fibre for knitting on a size 7mm needle ,opening up more design possibilities.

My web site shows you all the designs with these local (like the fields outside my converted chapel home here in the North Pennines).Enjoy Wovember and do visit Kate Davies and enter the competitions .

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About Chrissie

Hi I reside in the UK,I am an avid felter,knitter,and teach wire jewelry, Author of 10books and Co-author of a felting book and create various knittting kits, felting tutorials. 2021 Teaching Please email tba Chrissieday@me.com 2020 Teaching Le Fil de la Manche TBA Bogense. CANCELLED Copenhagen CANCELLED 2019 teaching Le Fil de la Manche Bogense Copenhagen Taught on the Baltic cruise with Craft Cruises Taught LochNessKnitFest 2016 2017 2018 Taught In Fano Denmark in 2011.2013,2014,2015,2016 2017, 2018 Appeared in Handmade in Britain published November 2011. Teaching at Creative Felting Gathering Festival 2012 Teaching felting and surface design at Arbruzzo School of Creative Art October 2013. UK Representative for the Surface Design Association Exhibited in McGuiness Gallery Bishop Auckland Exhibited in Bowes Gallery,Barnard Castle. Exhibited Strikke Festival Fano 2015 Felting Designs and Knitting Designs ChrissieDayDesigns.com Shop at ChrissieDayDesigns.co.uk