Now on Pinterest

Follow me on Pinterest for many colourful pictures of wonderful stuff! There are boards for creativity in all its forms: art, bags, buildings, buttons, ceramics, clouds, coffee, enamel, fire, food, furniture, geology, glass, (craft) hacks, ice, jewellery, leather, metal, mosaics, photography, paper, plants, rugs, steampunk, street, stone, tattoos, textiles, water, wax, wicker, wood, and yarn-bombing! …

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Project planning

by Leigh Forbes Monday, 20th April 2015 The rainbow blankets had given me ideas, and I started to plan of range of rainbow-themed woollies: bobble hats, tassel hats, scarves with bobbles, tassels, and/or pockets… I should probably make gloves or mittens too, and what about other clothing…? The list went on, and I found myself …

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Six-colour snood

I was so pleased to get this commission, not least because allowed me to play around with wool of many colours – many favourite activity – and create something new and beautiful. Making a six-colour snood seemed straightforward in principle – the standard snood as two strands (even if it’s only one-colour), and I’d already made …

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Thank you!

With the Christmas rush over, and the stock mostly replenished, it’s time to stand back (or maybe, sit down), and take a look at what just happened! I want to start by thanking everyone who supports me: firstly my customers, who gave me the best first-Christmas ever! Secondly all my fellow arty-crafties in the virtual …

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Three-colour snood

The year started with a custom, three-colour, order in mustard yellow, charcoal, and green. This is the first snood I’ve made in three colours, and I was delighted with how it turned out – super thick and even warmer, and only 50g heavier! You can order this one by visiting its page on Etsy, or …

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Fleecy Snoods

I was very excited to find this fleecy yarn – it’s as soft and snuggly as the merino/alpaca wool I use, but in a different way. But not long after I discovered it, I discovered it had been discontinued, so these fleecy snoods are seriously limited edition! They are available in seven colours (all named …

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New photos for the shop

Two of my lovely friends, Andrea and Lou, agreed to model some of my snoods, so you can see what they look like on real people! We had a hilarious time, having lugged a large sack (of snoods) through the woods, wondering just how suspect we looked! The weather was kind to us, Andrea and …

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Etsy shop update

All the tweed-style snoods are now available in the shop, along with 45 other colours or colour mixes! If there’s a mix you want, but can’t see, let me know; I’m happy to make custom orders :o) For reference, the tweed-style snoods have an added fleck in the yarn, and I think they’re gorgeous! For …

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The tweed-style collection!

All eight tweed-style snoods are now in existence: they come in pink, orange, beige, green, blue, purple, white, and taupe, all with added flecks to give the tweed effect. Rest assured, they are still as soft, warm, and lightweight as all the other snoods, and they are still made from a gentle merino/alpaca woolly yarn. …

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Facebook

Have you seen the Wildbrook Woollies facebook page yet?! As well as snood-news, I share all kinds of other folks’ arty crafty stuff, including contemporary art, photography, embroidery, crochet, and so on. I try to share something each day… something that will make you laugh, or say “wow”, or both. Either way, it will be …

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Tweed-style Yarns

I’ve been waiting for the release of these new tweed-style yarns all summer, and now they’ve arrived! They are still made from the softest merino/alpaca wool mix (60:40%), but have added flecks in black, white and beige. I think they’re gorgeous, and are well worth the wait! I have eight colours all together: pink*, orange, …

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HOW MANY colours?!

I work with about twenty shades of yarn (not including the new tweed-style, coming soon!), so in theory, there are 400 different combinations to be made from those. In theory. In practice, not all colours go with each other, so I’ve made up about fifty samples so far. Always open to new colour-mix ideas, though! …

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Hand weaving

Often folk want to know what kind of loom I used to make these snoods, and find it hard to believe I have only my hands to weave. Then they ask if I use knitting needles, or some kind of crochet tool. But no, I only use my hands… okay, my wrists too – which …

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Etsy Shop

The shop is looking really good now, with samples from all the different solid colours too. Please take a look at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WildbrookWoollies :o)  

QR Code

I have a QR code! Scanning this will take you to my etsy shop… I know these are a common sight now, but I am stupidly proud of having one of my own! If you don’t have a QR scanner, this is where it takes you: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WildbrookWoollies :o)  

Labels!

My labels have arrived! I’m very pleased with these, and am happy to recommend Woven Labels UK, the company who made them for me. Now all I have to do is sew them all in…  

Introduction

Hello! I’m Leigh, a coffee drinker, child-herder, and maker of snoods. (A snood is like a scarf, joined at the ends, to make a wrap-around neck warmer.) I am also a lover of art and craft in general, and as there is so much wonderful stuff out there… it felt like time to start a blog. So, …

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