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Exquisite Bangor at the Arts Night at North Down Museum

On Friday night, I joined the Arts Night at the Museum at North Down Museum, and it was loads of fun! I took part as a member of Boom Studios, and it was a blast. Participants could go around the museum and join in arts activities at different stations. My workshop was in a room… Continue reading Exquisite Bangor at the Arts Night at North Down Museum

The Taste Gap – If you’re feeling stuck, watch this!

I love this video on Ira Glass's Taste Gap so much. If you're doing creative work, and you KNOW it sucks, watch it. Ira Glass explains that you know your work sucks because you have good taste! The only way out of it is through it. "The most important possible thing you can do is do… Continue reading The Taste Gap – If you’re feeling stuck, watch this!

The Woollinn Workshops!

I'm excited about Woollinn Dublin! After the success of YarnFolk Festival of Wool in August last year, it's clear we need more woolly events on this island 🙂  Ironically, it will take me as long to get to Woollinn as it does to Edinburgh Yarn Fest (door to door) 😂 😂 😂 😭. This island is so poorly… Continue reading The Woollinn Workshops!

If all synesthesia is idiosyncratic, then why doesn’t anyone like 9?

Since I was very little, each letter has had such a distinct personality and relationship between its nearest letters. As soon as I knew letters, I knew who they were, just as if I'd met someone. There's handsome G, stuck between sweet, gentle F who he pines for, and on the other side: H who… Continue reading If all synesthesia is idiosyncratic, then why doesn’t anyone like 9?

The scourge of the heavy “student spindle”

For the third time in as many weeks, on Saturday a would-be spinner told me of her woes trying to spin on a spindle. I diagnosed her problem: a way-too-heavy spindle. I have been delighted recently to demo spinning and learn more about how to break down the steps and condense my tutorials down to get… Continue reading The scourge of the heavy “student spindle”

I decorate with sound

This post was inspired by listening to A Playful Day's interview with Felicity Ford of Knitsonik. I recommend it highly! What a great adventure in sound, something I didn't realize was so important. I am funny about sound, and I didn't even know it. I decorate with sound. I have certain bells on different doors in my… Continue reading I decorate with sound