Fiona McDonald makes dolls, puppets, paintings and sculpture. She takes inspiration from old children's books and illustrations. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and won several awards.
Hello from Utah, I have your book Babes in the Wool. I searched and discovered Cleckheaton Country wool yarn has been discontinued. I am very new to knitting....can you recommend a similar brand to me to use for these dolls that is economical yet good? Thank you, KRidge
So sorry to take so long getting back to you. I would use any 8ply yarn (also called Double Knitting in the UK). You can use acrylic but the results are not so nice. Try to find a nice evenly spun yarn without too much fluff. It does not have to be expensive. The best I ever bought was a price brand yarn at a two dollar shop(one of those shops that sell all sorts of stuff very cheap). Otherwise try asking at the Fiona McDonald fan club on Ravelry.comall the bestFiona
Thank you kindly. And thank you for creating the book, as well! My daughters want me to knit one of every doll!Kristen
I realize I'm coming a little late to the game,but one of my favorite yarns for making fairies (for US knitters)is Wool of the Andes - worsted "Oyster Heather" from Knitpicks.Happy knitting - Jeanne Lawrence
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