The Little Lancashire Smallholding

England

About The Little Lancashire Smallholding

My name is Rainy Williamson and I live and work on my little Lancashire smallholding with my husband, sons, cats, chickens, ducks, sheep and the odd turkey!

I design and make jewellery and textile items for the home using mainly aluminium and wool. I also teach craft workshops here on the smallholding.

I made the flat cap beret for this challenge by first dying the wool by hand, then crocheting the piece. The next stage is always a bit of trial and error which is the fulling or felting to shrink and combine the fibres to get a stiffer denser material for the cap. Whilst still wet, the cap is shaped and allowed to dry.