Ho, Ho, Ho and all that!

As we’re in frantic preparations for our Christmas craft fair on Friday I though that this week, I’d share with you some fabulous treasuries off Etsy, all themed around the letter H!

You never know, you might manage to find all your Christmas pressies through this!


LoVE Hearts, Red Wool Fascinator, Head Piece

First up, our very own Ginger Tea with, H is for heart, featuring this gorgeous fascinator from EllaGejaws and 15 other holiday heart ideas……What are you waiting for? Click on the picture and dive in.

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Christmas is coming……

Can’t avoid it anymore I’m afraid, Christmas is here! In preparation for the Buns and Balls Christmas market stall on 25th November we’ve been hard at work.  The Bag Lady will have some of her ready-made bags and fingerless gloves from handspun wool and here’s a little preview of one of Ginger Tea’s offerings…

Keep your eyes peeled for ‘Unto Us’, ‘Let it Snow’, ‘Under the misletoe’, ‘Holy Night’, ‘Angels from the realms of glory’, ‘Peace on Earth’, ‘Light of the World’ and more…………

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Inspiration Tuesday

It’s a pretty grey Tuesday over here so I thought I’d share with you a few inspiring crafty creations I found – after all it is nearly Christmas and I’ve been a very good girl this year!

Embroidered Hoop "Merry Christmas". 6 inch. Holiday Decor. By merriweathercouncil on Etsy

12 Days of Christmas - Unique Holiday Gift - Holiday soap





Handspun Art Yarn (Bali Sunset) Corespun Merino, Lincoln and Coltswold Locks With Decorative Beads

Autumn Flowers/ Dark Brown Shawl Scarf  Stole / Wool Woven Hand Embroidery Flowers / Fall Fashion

There we have it – my Tuesday inspirations.

Keep you eyes peeled for some very exciting gansey/wool related news by the new year!

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Well, we’re into November and here’s the plan – hopefully we’ll see the release of our first kit – the Jack Sack! Our first one-ball bag will be soon available in kit form with part of the proceeds from every sale going to Testicular Cancer research. We will also be live (I think I’ve told you this before!) at the Wirksworth Christmas Markets on 25th November…..details to follow.

As for now – well we’re back on track and the Wensley has had a showcase – yep – we’ve been featured in a gorgeous Etsy Treasury by Gazelle Jewelry.


Click through to have a gander at the treasury or on the photo below to see the rest of Gazelle Jewelry’s stunning range.Hoops and pearls Necklace -OOAK Mix of Silver and Gold Hoops Necklace with Grey and Pink pearls

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Back with a Bang!

Ok, I’ve been away training and forgot to tell you! For that I apologise and am here to share the most exciting news I’ve had for a while……..(drum roll please)………

Remember the knitted well dressing? Well, the article I wrote has been published so go buy your copy now – and if you can’t find one in a shop try www.yarmaker.co.uk for one!


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Sell out!

Well it’s very exciting here I must say – we’ve completely sold out our first run of the Wensley pattern at Wye Needlecraft! Yay! Don’t panic though – it’s still available through Etsy!

In other news – we’ve got a stall at Wirksworth Christmas Market (25th November), we’ll be there alongside, Ginger Tea and Recycle: Recycle: Recycle as part of the Dreamers & Dissenters collective.

The Acorn will be available to purchase from later today through Etsy and is already in Wye Needlecraft.  See the picture below.  It’s a two-ball project (one-ball if it’s 100g) – perfect for Christmas pressies!

That’s all for now, I think, keep your eyes peeled for new developments!

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We’re back!

Well, apologies for the slight pause between posts, power cuts and workshops got in the way!

The Bag Lady spent this weekend at Wye Needlecraft in Bakewell doing a couple of workshops – her first – and we’re very proud. Here’s a few photos from Saturday’s spinning day:

The bags on display.






The essential ingredients – coffee the most important!

Here we go…






From sheep to…

Ta da! ready to knit!

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