Saturday, December 3, 2016

Castlemaine Artist Market tomorrow.

I haven't attended a December before, so could be interesting. a customer from last month asked if I was coming back, which is why I will attend. If the heat keeps sales down or non-existent I will rethink this next year. I have found the market to be well organised and friendly, and I have had great sales over the past year including on a 38 degree day in early March.
I will have all my machine knitted items of course, along with my handspun and handdyed yarns. These would be a great gift to a knitter who always has wool in her/his hands.
Scarves and beanies would be great to send overseas to family members.
Today, at Nagambie Lakes Community Market was poorly attended so sales were poor for all stallholders.
Girgarre market next Sunday, and Mooroopna the following Sunday and then a break from markets in January. Of course lots of spinning, dyeing and knitting to do.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Big day over near Wangaratta..

..with the North East Yarns.
It was time to weigh and label skeins of yarns ready for the markets and the
10 to 4 Gallery in Glenrowan.
I took over some scarves which had been knitted from our yarns. I used knitting machines for these.
But they display the colours well.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Oh dear....

I am sorry I haven't posted but by the time I get something done I forget to take a photo with the camera and there it is...
It is much easier to take a photo with the phone and I can immediately post it to Instagram, and Facebook.
I guess this is something I will have to work on.
Anyway I have dyed some yarns, and am spinning more yarns. There is a pile on the table in the Studio waiting to have photos done for the website and my etsy shop.
And I have been very brave and changed the template of my website, and I think it is much better.




Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It is September...

..and  have been neglecting the blog. But you know I have been busy.
5 markets a month.
Family commitments.
Machine knitting.
Spinning.
Handdyeing yarns and tops.
Will have to think of some lighter garments for the Spring  (NOW).
don't forget to check me out on Instagram, Facebook, my website and etsy store.

Monday, August 22, 2016

It's been awhile..

..but life gets busy.
I have bad jumper orders which although knitted on a machine do take some time. So here is a sample of the works completed, and some have already sold. Ad some get sold before I can take a photo. And I have one more garment that I have forgotten to take a photo of. another job for tomorrow.




Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New Yarns ...

..added to my Etsy store CraftbyColleen
Corriedale 8ply handdyed.






Thursday, July 7, 2016

Busy, busy..

..as the Bendigo sheep and wool show gets close.
I can get photos done of progress, but takes time to then get them to computer.
Dyed tops are ongoing, dyed some more sock yarn, and m winding off 100gm lots of white 8ply Corriedale yarn for dyeing. Decided to spin up some of my dyed tops as I had sold more handspun yarn and this needed topping up.
I completed a new style jumper to sell at Bendigo but has now been sold and gone to Tasmania. so am halfway through another using Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Pumpkin, and more machine knitting needs to be done.
And need I say Girgarre market is on this Sunday.
Tuesday and Wednesday are medical appointments for my mother.
Then Bendigo to set up on Thursday.
That's about it. So back to work. Follow me on Facebook and you will get more details on what is happening.