Category Archives: Wool

Tia Ná’s Blanket

For as long as I can remember, this blanket has been part of my life. It was made by my  great aunt, Tia Ná. She died suddenly when I was eight years old and losing her was my first painful … Continue reading

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Carpets of Colour

Arraiolos rugs have been around for hundreds of years and are still frequently seen in portuguese homes. The patterns are often intricate and can look quite busy, not always ideal in a smallish, cluttered flat like mine. But in the right place, … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Brown

It doesn’t get much sexier than this! I first came across Ecolã a few years ago, on a visit to the Feira do Artesanato, a portuguese arts and crafts fair, that takes place every summer in Estoril near Lisbon. The small family business makes … Continue reading

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Purls of Wisdom

One of my favourite bloggers in Portugal, Rosa Pomar, has just published a book about portuguese knitting and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Whenever I find myself missing Portugal, I often log onto Rosa’s site, A Ervilha … Continue reading

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