Last Leura Market

As much as we have loved coming to Leura, our most recent market will be the last.  There is good news though, for while we have decided to stay a little closer to home (Bathurst),  we are going to finally start loading yarn onto our long neglected Etsy store.  You will see that some yarns have already been added, but there is much more coming!

We will get everything onto  Etsy as fast as we can, but if you want something and don’t see it listed, just let me know. If its out of stock I’ll put it in the queue for my next dye day.

The other great news is that we have been spinning up a storm and we will now be selling hand spun yarn.  The quantities will be limited our spinning time, but it will be listed regularly.

So a few changes, but all for the best as we spend less time traveling and more time dyeing and spinning.





My Crafting Space

I’m Kathy, the other half of “A Crafting Space”.  I thought that it might be nice to share what my creative space looks like.  In our home, we have both formal lounge and dining rooms, and less formal lounge and dining areas.  The less formal areas are attached to our kitchen and are tiled, thus being much more child and animal friendly.  We were using the formal dining space as a study, and my crafting space was squeezed into the spare room with a double bed.  Recently I re-organised things so that the computers now share the spare room, and the formal dining area was reborn as my creative space.


I have a large table here, great for tracing patterns and cutting out or holding my sewing machine and overlocker side by side; and lots of natural light from the windows at one end.  Unfortunately, the ironing board does stick out into the walkway from the from door to the rest of the house!  Just another obstacle in what is an already full house.


I do feel very lucky to have this space to myself, to follow my creative passions.  Mine, all mine, no share!!


P.S. Incidentally, this space is carpeted.  Who carpets a dining area?

A portable carding station


I’ve been struggling with the carder for a while now, unable to find a workspace at a comfortable height.  Enter our camping table with its adjustable legs and my problem is solved!  It’s now perfect and I can card for ages. In front of the tv no less – so I’m sure you’ll be seeing lots of lovely batts here shortly.

I’m sure that some will end up in the store, but for now I can’t bear to share.

Here’s a closeup of one I did yesterday, a Polwarth from a local farm and it is just divine. Fluffy and soft and headed for my wheel the minute I finish this post