Katherine Keatley shares her stories

Craft Fairs for 2018

A little update on what I shall be getting up to this year. some very interesting projects, both new and old. At the beginning of February I took the loom and some other bits to the  Pene Y Groes Wool and Fleece Festival. It was the first time that the festival had...

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New Year Resolutions!

Happy New Year to everyone. New Year Resolutions, some of us make them, and break them. Some of us make them and keep them. Some of us just carry on as we were. I have done all three in the past. This year I hope to be in the make and keep bracket. I want to improve...

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Yarnival 2

What a great day!!! Yarnival seems to have been a success, we had lots of positive feedback about the atmosphere at the event, how it was friendly and relaxed. People felt happy to try new techniques, and not pressurised. We have also had several requests to do it...

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We are all rather excited and somewhat nervous as it is only ten days till we host the first ever Wolverhampton Yarnival. We had our final 'planning' meeting last night, going though who and what will be on display, and tweaking things like 'how shall we run the...

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Year of legends.

2017 is the Welsh Year of Legends. There are some amazing stories and I am hoping to be able to do some workshops centred on some of them. One of my favourites tells why Wales has a red dragon, and it is this story that inspired my latest embroidery. The tale goes...

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A drab January day.

I love a cold frosty, sunny winter's day. Sparkle and bright all around. so the last week has been just a tad depressing. Grey, gloom, rain, mud. Wash the dogs, wash the towels, wash the floor. Yuk. Then one of the days last week I was out with Ellie,      ( Carlos is...

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A tidy desk!

To tidy or not to tidy! In a former life I was a primary school teacher, my desk was tidy on the first day of term. After that it slowly deteriorated into a heap of books, papers, toys, pencils and anything else I was using that year. Once a term I would have a clear...

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Indigo Dye day.

Last weekend I spent a fascinating morning with Hembra Crafting. indigo dyeing. Indigo dye is made in a vat, and then pieces of fabric and fleece are added to it. Indigo is one of the most successful dyes known, it is remarkable in the...

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