Entries by Sue Reed

The Deftly Textured Sweater Pattern

I’ve had a wonderful weekend. It’s been the Easter weekend, with both work and family time, and some very kind people who have made it all the more special. I was peddling my woolly wares at the Designer Makers Market at The Witham in Barnard Castle on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. The event was […]


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A Lovely Spring Day in Hexham

Yesterday I had a lovely day in Hexham, my local market town. It started with me taking photos of the Spring flowers in the park. I thought I’d show you them here in my blog. I also want to sing the praises of Hexham town centre, with it’s beautiful park, ancient Abbey and quirky independent […]


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Getting Help from Berlin

Nele has come from Berlin to Bridge Cottage, for six week’s work experience. She is studying Fashion Design at Berlin University and I’m delighted she has come to Bridge Cottage to learn about upcycling woollies, and to give me a hand. In case you’re wondering, Nele is pronunced N-ee-le, with the final ‘e’as in ‘the’, […]


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Thrilled to be Joining The Wool Clip

I’ve been bursting to share this news with you for some time now. I’ve been invited to join fourteen woolly women over in Caldbeck, Cumbria, who between them run The Wool Clip. I’m over the moon to have been asked and am thoroughly looking forward to having a permanent base from which to showcase my upcycled […]


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Woolly Hats in the Woods

This blog post is a celebration of several things. Of the special friendships and professional relations forged through social media Of families and times having fun in the great outdoors together Of my upcycled woolly hats Of UK knitwear manufacturers who have the foresight to recycle their waste and collaborate with upcyclers such as myself. I […]


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Tales From the Woolly Garret. My Learn to Sew Book

I actually squealed with delight when I unwrapped my parent’s Christmas present to me this year. It was a copy of ‘My Learn to Sew Book’. Back in the gender specific seventies I had been given a ‘My Learn to Sew Book’ and my brother a ‘My Fun with Wood Book’. I wonder, was this how The […]


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Tales from The Woolly Garret. Looking Back at 2016.

I’m in that limbo land between Christmas and New Year, when the fridge is still full of cheese and pavlova in varying states of decay, healthy walks punctuate the eating, and family and friends gather to drink and be merry. The pull up to the woolly garret to get making again is strong, with lots of new ideas […]


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Happy Christmas – It’s a wrap!

Happy Christmas one and all! It’s time to leave the woolly garret for a while, get the tree up and shopping done ready for the family’s Christmas. It’s been a phenomenal year again, my fifth year of rescuing preloved jumpers to turn into new things. I would like to thank you all for all your […]


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