Kiri Cottage Crafts
Grinch the Co-pilot. The Grinch is one of my rescued dogs - we think she is a Bedlington x whippet. She is 7 years old, and always keeps an eye on me in case I go out for a walk without her!
Kiri Cottage Crafts produces a range of yarns in a variety of textures and colours. Dog hair is a specialty! Garments can also be designed and knitted/ crocheted as part of the service.
Some of this wool has been dyed using 'Koolaid'. The strong colour additives contained in it make for a perfect fast dye.
Wool spinning in action. Can you spot The Grinch and Snook fast asleep on the sofa?
Jacob fleece plied as a single
An example of wool dyed with a range of different Koolaid 'flavours'. the wool smells lovely and fruity!
Hand spun alpaca
My big deerhound, Teazle
'Goblin heads' which were displayed as part of a forest arts and crafts trail in Castle Ward, Strangford during August 2014
Hand spun, hand dyed wool drying on the washing line in the back garden. It gets no more technical than that!
'Fit for a Princess - Rapunzel Hat'
Most of my yarns are spun on my 'Donegal' spinning wheel, which was hand turned about 35 years ago by Jack Kerr, in Dungannon. Wheels come in different styles, although all spin wool using the same principles.
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