Month: April 2014

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desire i’ve been covering for Jane at her ceramics stall on broadway market the past 3 saturdays and found it a very ambivalent experience. it was great to develop more routine with pushing the loaded trolley across narrow and bumpy pavements; creating a mini pop-up shop that doesn’t give away the wonky old plastic table underneath the display; enwrapping potential customers in conversations about the functionality (dishwasher-proof and microwaveable) and design (self-mixed glazes that involve […]

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  spinster (2) this week has been full of herdwick. quite literally, actually. because the fleece of herdwick sheep is so fluffy that despite hoovering my room every day it looks like i’m keeping a sheep right in there… i’ve also been doing a lot of things herdwick but mostly spinning and knitting. rachael from my local haberdashery (see below: spinster 1) recommended that as a beginning spinner i start working with herdwick – and […]

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spinster (1) i’ve recently bought a spinning wheel. i’m not talking about a modern metal exercise machine but an old fashioned wooden yarn-producing machine. this is quite a peculiar choice of hobby as i can always tell by people’s response to me mentioning it – and by my considerations of who to mention it to in the first place. my passion for knitting already throws people quite often because somehow they struggle to reconcile my […]

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fox (2) the little fox cub in our garden has died. it lived a short and probably slightly crazy life in close proximity to 10 adults who absolutely adored it. it lived a powerful life in that it has touched us deeply – and inspired ongoing conversations about death… below are my musings.     I often wonder where wild animals go to die…   there are about 140,000 grey squirrels across Britain and about […]