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Natural Yarns is a wonderful online yarn shop owned and run by Gina Ross. Gina stocks exceptionally beautiful yarns, to name a few, Manos del Uruguay, Nurturing Fibres, Adele’s Mohair and LeLana. She also has many free patterns available on her shop for download and paid patterns too.
At Woolies you will find the most beautiful heirloom quality stuffed animals and toys made from natural materials. Sara’s toys are amazing and fashioned according to the Waldorf / Steiner tradition.
Whole Family Rhythms are a series of seasonal and monthly guides created and designed to help you maintain a steady rhythm in your home. The rhythms include unstructured, child-led play both outdoors and indoors; early childhood stories and fingerplays; weekly bushwalking themes; daily art, handwork or creative projects; holistic baking and cooking recipes for the whole family as well as weekly caregiver meditations and projects. Although Whole Family Rhythms focuses primarily on the ‘early years’ the daily activities are flexible and varied enough to inspire and work for families of all ages and sizes.
We are Liz and Mike, a pair of soon to be off grid homesteaders, living in the northwoods of Wisconsin with a trio of wildly creative and beautiful unschooled boys, an English Setter called Bailey, and a reclusive black cat who wandered into the house a few years ago and never left.In the shop you’ll find an ever changing variety of natural, sustainable products including our homemade soaps, tree branch buttons and ornaments, upcycled clothing, knitting patterns and hand dyed yarns. If you’d like to join us for stories about creating, homeschooling, and our journey to homesteading, meet us under the old oak tree at The Sitting Tree.
Handmade felt toys,food,decor and dress-up apparel, encouraging your child’s imagination, while combining fun with learning. My most popular item is the Felt Campfire. I am always designing and creating so stop by often to see what’s new.
Nurturing Fibres is a South African based dye house run by the lovely Carle’. In her words: My dye house is the fun room, this is where I clear my thoughts and allow the colours to guide me. I start with 3 colours, Yellow, Red and Blue. Then I apply the dyes and allow the colours to move into each other and the yarn. Sometimes, I have a very clear sense of what I want to achieve and other times all I know is that I want to dye yarn. It’s when I have no expectations that I create the wonderfully tonal colours like, ‘London’ available on Betwixt. When I dye my club yarns, I look to nature for inspiration, select a photo and then interpret it onto the yarn. These colourways have between 40 to 50 yards before the colour repeats, so these are super fun to knit and you never quite know what colour or design the next knitted row will bring. The end result is you knit fast and finish your project quickly.
Armadillo Dreams makes Waldorf inspired handmade wooden toys. Our handcrafted wood toys include baby toys, toddler toys and kids toys.
Steph is the owner of this lovely business. She designs and makes the most wonderful cloth training pants for little ones.
I started selling my uniquely designed curvy edged quilts back in the spring of 2010. Sharing my quilts with babies all over the world truly makes my heart sing. Everything you find in my shop was created by me. Sharing my work helps me contribute to the needs of my family of six and I do love bringing a bit of beauty into the world as well.