Little beehive co-op online and in store

Our Little Beehive has a new Facebook online shop. Just a couple of products from each co-op member at the moment but a it’s a beautiful selection of hand made goodness. Free postage within New Zealand too.  I have this soft denim blue striped scarf for sale and  a twin pack circle weaving kit. …soContinue reading “Little beehive co-op online and in store”

Textile machinery and knitting for a change

Those of you who know me, are aware that I am a bit of a geek about textile machinery. I’m mainly obsessed with looms, but also get excited about yarn winding gadgets, warping mills, bobbins etc. I took a break from weaving and looms this week, and instead dusted off my very old knitting machine – a very basicContinue reading “Textile machinery and knitting for a change”

Learning something new

This week I had a lovely email from a customer. She told me she had been using the little circle looms to make ‘Tenerife Lace’.  I was very intrigued as I’d never heard of this before. So I spent a little while with Google and having a go at weaving. It’s quite fascinating so thankContinue reading “Learning something new”

Woven  bird decoration – a kind of/sort of tutorial :)

I had a very rough idea about making a little bird decoration from my woven circles. This is what it looked like in my sketchbook.    And this is what I did – step by step – just in case anyone out there would like to make some of these too.  I think they couldContinue reading “Woven  bird decoration – a kind of/sort of tutorial :)”