Getting Festive!

With an early December birthday, the Christmas decorations and cards in our house usually go up once the birthday cards have come down.  For Christmas 2013 I’ve broken this rule after doing a fantastic Willow Christmas Decorations workshop with Jan Baker, an experienced basket maker and teacher.  Spin A Yarn hosted a great workshop, with Joyce […]

The Last Colours of Autumn

I’ve been visiting the Highlands of Scotland for over 30 years now, yet I never tire of the landscape and the moods created by the seasons and the ever-changing weather. Last week following a few days working in West Lothian, I took the opportunity to travel further north, catch up with friends and take a […]

Shetland Wool Week – Memories

Today I landed in Shetland all ready for Shetland Wool Week 2013 starting on Monday! This time last year I had my first experience of Shetland Wool Week, managing to pack an amazing amount into four days.  On the first day I was given the honour of modelling Kate Davies’ Shetland workshop project, the Sixareen […]

The Mysteries of Knitting

The idea for TJFrog began on the life changing knitting course I attended in France, 2008. Here I was joined by an incredible group of knitters who did not cease to amaze me with their knitting knowledge and skills.  The first night I was bombarded by knitters lingo. Ravelry, Intarsia, Beaded Knitting, Swiss Darning, Mattress Stitch – all of which […]