Out of the spinney…

A spinney is a small grove or copse. I am very happy to call this little spinney home, within its banks grow oak, beech, ash, elm, hazel, hawthorn, blackthorn, elder, willow, holly, maple, birch and tall pines. Under their gentle arms I have a place to work, dream, play and listen.  It is a blessing to be a guardian of this little patch of the world which offers me so much inspiration, discovery, food, medicine, hard work and magic.  It is a gift to be able to share the space with friends, also to be able to retreat, plan and create. Creatures of many kinds dwell here, birds are born here, plants are nurtured, fires burn and children play. My felt work is created here and often inspired by the magic within…

Midsummer hat drying off..

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bluebells

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Springtime down the faery path…

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inside my workspace, flowers drying

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The Ice King casts a shiver onto the tall trees

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Shadow of the Ice King

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flowery lampshade

IMG_1641Hat with horns in the fading light…

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When the leaves have gone there is a new lightness.Time to get the Finnish wool out,it is a wonderfully strong but gentle fleece,not too hairy but dense and warm.

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Little folk on some beautiful slices of macrocarpa. The spinney is blessed and overshadowed by these tall beasts. They shelter us and other creatures,give us room to climb,provide firewood and furniture…and they smell like pencils.

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woolly garden additions

 

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Some late summer animally hats…cooked up on the fire.

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little witch <):-)

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Warm winter hat

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Put the kettle on,the Queen of the Fiery Woods is here…
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 Anja in the elm…

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blue faced leicester crown under the trees…

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Natural brown merino,blue faced leicester and shetland magickal hat…

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2 thoughts on “Out of the spinney…

  1. I love these glorious pieces of headwear – and your wild photos, too! Your work is so inspirational: when and where are you next running workshops?

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