Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Fleece

Few British sheep breeds can boast a fine fleece suitable for wearing against the skin, a feat particularly challenging in the ever-changing British weather. However, in the late 1800s, a remarkable breed emerged through a meticulous process of selective breeding—the Bluefaced Leicester sheep. Descended from the traditional Border Leicester breed, the Bluefaced Leicester owes its […]


Cub Scouts Needle Felting Workshop

Hey there, crafters! Today, I want to share with you an amazing experience I had recently while leading a needle felting landscape workshop. Although I am a Mum of one of the cub scouts, I was there as The Prolific Crafter sharing my love of crafting and getting others hooked. So, when the opportunity arose […]


So many knitting needles, which are right for me?

All crafts have so much choice and knitting is no different, whether it be colours of yarn, materials or even knitting needles. Knitting needles come in all shapes and sizes. In this post we will have a look at the pros and cons of different needle materials. The type of needle you use can make […]

Tips to help beat the “January Blues”

As the winter months drag on, it can be easy to fall into the January blues. But for crafters, this time of year can be especially challenging. After the busy holiday season, it can be hard to find the motivation to pick up your knitting needles or crochet hook and create something new. But don’t […]

The End of 2022

New Year’s Eve marks the end of 2022. This year started with COVID restrictions still in place, but as the year has progressed, we have found that the world has been opening more and more. There is a sense of excitement and positivity in the air looking forward to 2023. As a reclusive crafter I […]

Crocheted Hair Scrunchy

The final weekend of November is upon us, this usually marks the beginning of the Christmas season preparations. I am terrible at preparing for the holidays, more often than not leaving all my Christmas crafting and shopping until the last minute. The crochet pattern below is a quick little make which uses minimal amounts of […]

The Anatomy of a Crochet Hook

Look in your local yarn shop or search online for crochet hook and you will find all different shapes, sizes and materials. All crochet hooks have the same basic anatomy, there are three essential parts – the handle, the shaft and the hook. Each part is important and necessary to crochet, with each part having […]

Blog Post #1

What is this blog?! I am at heart, and beyond, a crafter. I knit, crochet, spin, weave – anything I can do with wool, I do it. Writing concise, sensible sentences is not me. Perhaps this is why there are professional blog writers and editors out there. I suspect that these clever people also know […]