Kay Ribbens – hatmaker

One of the delights of ‘Spring Fling’ (for more on this, see here), is coming across a lovely welcome, such as this one for Minette Bell Macdonald’s studio near Lockerbie. Equally attractive was the horticultural display around the door to Kay Ribbens’ studio near Newton Stewart. Kay is a hat-maker. Inside the studio was a colourful array of hats of many shapes and sizes, including … Continue reading Kay Ribbens – hatmaker

Taking up crochet

Two and a bit years ago, my hobby became my business. Now, there are sixteen patterns (so far) for sewing and quilting, and many more in development. ¬†Click here to see them, if you live in the UK/EU) or click here to see them if you live outside the UK/EU. ¬†There have also been five magazine articles (one of them is mentioned here) and there … Continue reading Taking up crochet