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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Day 2 knitting workshop with Debbie Abrahams

We had a great day yesterday, sunny enough for everyone to move outside to the courtyard with their knitting for the day. The first project Debbie has set is to knit a bag, that includes beading, stripes, intarsia, swiss darning, cable and lace and most have almost finished the front.

Irene's friend Lena who lives not far from us in the Charente came along to join us for the day and brought along samples of her beautiful yarns that are naturally dyed from mushrooms. There are 100's of varieties of mushrooms here in the woods, mostly in the autumn but Lena manages to source them all year and creates the most fantastic colours with the dye.

Apero's in the courtyard with everyone glowing from the sun, followed by fish pie and plenty of wine and lively conversation.
This morning the sun is shining again and we are off to the market in St Jean d'Angely for a wander and a coffee and to buy some fresh seafood for lunch.

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