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Inside The Paracosm 2: 22nd September, 1942

“Paracosm ~ a prolonged fantasy world invented by children; can have a definite geography and language and history…” http://www.thefreedictionary.com/               Another glimpse into the life of a wartime child and the unique record of her home-made dolls’ house and its contents. The following comes from a series of charming […]

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Of Cardinals, Monks, and Rampaging Vikings

On one of our regular dog walks, close to home,  we pass a flock of Norfolk Horn sheep.  They graze on a corner of Cawood Garth, a piece of common ground owned by the folk in the next village. It used to be where Cawood Castle stood (only the Gatehouse remains). This was where Cardinal […]

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Have A Go On A Great Wheel Weekend!

Tomorrow (5th August) and Saturday, we’ll be demonstrating the Great Wheel, at the British Wool Show, Murton, York. If you fancy some ‘Have A Go’ great wheel spinning, come along and try your hand at it.  Very few spinners are left who can spin on the Great Wheel – we’re hoping to change that!  You […]

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On Yorkshire Shores

Recently, I was privileged to be asked to do a very short talk on the history of ganseys, as part of the Autumn/Winter season launch at Baa Ram Ewe, in Leeds. “Knit Happy. Knit Yorkshire.” the sign on the shop says – now there’s a sentiment I can get behind. Sort of familiar territory, as […]