To walk into a garden, or country lane; take a handful of petals and leave them in a sun warmed jar with a hank of silk or wool for a couple of weeks; take out; rinse; leave to dry and then knit or weave yourself a magical golden shawl: that’s alchemy!

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After a long wait, we finally have some lovely spring weather. It seemed cruel to mention linen a week ago, when all we’d had was rain, rain, rain. But now I can say, “Look ladies, lovely linen!” (Who can resist a bit of alliteration, eh?) Quince & co’s Sparrow has arrived in colours. Well, it came in last week, but it seems to have gone out again, very quickly. We will be getting another shipment very soon. Let us know if you want a call when it comes back in. The Swatch above is in Artisan Linen Lace, which is …

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