Bike Rally Rhubarb and other fundraising…

Well, it’s been a busy couple of weeks but the fundraising has continued.  Week three and four have been possible thanks to the great support of some lovely friends. First up, my friend Anna offered to have some of my hand made items on her craft stall as part of Lancaster Comedy and Arts Festival over the May bank holiday weekend. Anna is a whizz with the sewing machine which can be seen on her Facebook page Crafty Daws and … More Bike Rally Rhubarb and other fundraising…

Common’s Drape: A new shawl design

Common’s Drape is my new shawl launched to mark the 175th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Hardy at Higher Bockhampton, Dorset.   The name comes from the poem, ‘On a Heath’, I could hear a gown-skirt rustling         Before I could see her shape, Rustling through the heather         That wove the common’s drape, On that evening of dark weather         When I hearkened, lips agape. And the town-shine in the distance         Did … More Common’s Drape: A new shawl design

That Kiss in the Dark

Anyone who read the blog post that accompanied the launch of my Lewth shawl will be aware that I am a fan of Thomas Hardy. Tomorrow, 2nd June 2015 is the 175th anniversary of Hardy’s birth and I will be marking this occasion with the release of my newest shawl. Here’s a little teaser of what is to come. But today, I thought I’d share another of Hardy’s poems. Hardy published over 900 poems in … More That Kiss in the Dark