Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...

The view from 'Wingletang', in Praa Sands, Cornwall. Home to Cayte and Andrew and the headquarters to 'Pisky Cove'.

Proud to say Cayte is a friend of mine and when she invited us down to stay, David and I jumped at the chance. An opportunity to see where she creates her unique products, overlooking the sea.

Cayte's studio is an Aladdin's cave and houses two wonderful ladies, Maud and Ethel ... her spinning wheels.
I watched Cayte at work, spinning fleece of all colours

Very skilled and very patient!
Whilst the boys played backgammon, us girls decided to crochet twine bowls
Cayte embellished hers with some bits lying around her studio ...
Mine looked very plain and nothing like Cayte's flamboyant creation...
However, it was a hit with the dogs!
Check out Cayte's blog for 'ramblings from Wingletang'

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    1. It was .. very difficult to leave it behind!

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  2. Awesome pics. I love the yarn weaving stuff. It looks really fun and also kind of soothing (although I suspect my kittens might interfere with the process somewhat!!)

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.com

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    1. I now have the finished yarn and can't wait to use it for something

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  3. Oh I really do need to be beside the seaside. I love Praa Sands and your piccy is lovely.

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    1. It's a beautiful place and as we discovered, beautiful rain or shine.

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  4. That view looks like it could be somewhere tropical. Heck is that global warming ..

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    1. It did look tropical, but the wind was quite fierce and cooling

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  5. What a fabulous view! I think you have a whole new product line in doggy hats - sooo cute!

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  6. Seems like you had a lovely relaxing time- looks idyllic.

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    1. We did, sad to leave it, but have my yarn ready to make a keepsake from my visit

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  7. It sounds like you had a great day.Fantastic view,friends and some crocheting-love the dogs wearing the 'hat'!And is that a wine glass I can see?!

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    1. yes it was wine... may explain my completed crochet bowl!

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  8. Cornwall is so beautiful and those views, to die for. Love the crochet creations

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  9. I stayed at Praa Sands once - such a beautiful place - and your pic brings back lots of memories. I must go back!!

    I will be checking out Cayte's blog. Love the bowl creations and the doggie pics!

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  10. The spinning wheels look like a piece of art by themselves. Thanks for sharing, I am always impressed with this type of patient and talented crafter. And I love what you both did with the twine, I wish I knew how to crochet.

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  11. lovely photographs! and that yarn looks gorgeous :)

    your twine bowl has a wonderful rustic charm and is sure to come in handy! (for purposes other than dog hats i mean :)) although they do look v cute!

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  12. The spinned yarn looks divine! I like your bowl - plain is good although embelishments have their place too!

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  13. you could makes fez's for the dogs.... Fez's are cool. LMAO at the dog pictures

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  14. It looks absolutely gorgeous down there. So does the spinning, beautiful colours.
    I was going to say very useful twine baskets, but I think that should be 'hats' :)

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  15. Ooo how lovely to have that view. Love the embelishmet on the bowl, very funky.

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  16. What a fantastic view. The yarn colours are lovely. I think you may have hit onto a new idea. Dog Hats, the WAGS would love them. Have a great week. Ali x

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  17. I love the dogs wearing the hat! :)

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  18. OK, that is way too cute! Thanks for sharing and the smiles at the newbie party.

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  19. Beautiful photo's. I love the colours of the spun yarn.

    Jan x

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  20. Soooo jealous!! Her home looks like heaven, no wonder she is so inspired to make bits! Those spinning wheels look a delight. I have no idea how to spin, but I'm sure if I'd come with you I'd be very intrigued!
    You bowl wa samzing and the dog's look so funny, hmmmmm maybe you should sell them on my website!
    Thanks for making me smile on this dull Wednesday!x

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  21. The yarn is so gorgeous! Love the cute doggies, too!

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