I have set myself a challenge for 2009 - join me on the journey, wherever you feel you want to...

It is my intention to undertake 12 different craft disciplines during the course of the year, and undertake 12 projects.  The rules of this task though are very much still being written...

Challenge 1: Knitting - design and knit an article

Challenge 2: Weaving - using the Ashford Knitters' loom - learn to confidently warp up and produce different designs and styles of cloth on a regular basis.  Eventually producing a piece of work with a hand dyed warp and matching hand-dyed weft.

Challenge 3: Sewing - produce an article which has a lengthy amount of hand sewn - I chose a mitred blanket corner.

Challenge 4: Handspinning a designer wool...

Challenge 5:  Dying - acid dyes - wool for socks

Challenge 6:  Quilting - thought perhaps a small project bag.

Challenge 7:  Tapestry Weaving - started, using hand-dyed wool.

Challenge 8:  Dying - natural dyes.

Challenge 9:  Felting

Challenge 10, 11 and 12 - to be formalised.    and I have joined the Devon Guilding of Spinners Dyers and Weavers who have been generous with this inspiration....

I have also started writing some poetry and prose to accompany each task and will probably self-publish something at the end of the year.  Here I am - sewing blanket edging under the watchful eye of Sarah Harris at the Spinning Weal.