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May 30, 2018

What can I say? Woolfest was A-MAY-ZING!!! The long days and late nights in the run up to the event were all worthwhile. 

In the days leading up to the event I was fluctuating between feeling excited and nervous but on the day the nerves just disappeared as I got on wit...

April 30, 2018

The past two months have been a bit of a whirlwind for me. I decided to take up an offer of 7 weeks of full time contract work. It wasn't a particularly exciting role but it felt good to be contributing to the household coffers again. Since then I've been fortunate to...

February 8, 2018

Wow! I can't believe we're in February already. I've had a fantastic start to the year with January being the busiest month so far for since Purple Sprouting came into being.  

February has been full of custom dyes and dyeing preparation for the Te Kowhai Coun...

January 23, 2018

The pros and cons of reskeining a dyed skein of wool.

January 1, 2018

My reflections on the year that was 2017.

November 10, 2017

This post features all the wool, project bags, yarn bowls etc. purchased at Yarndale 2017.

November 5, 2017

Yarndale 2017 is a festival celebrating all things wool related.

September 2, 2017

Kia Ora and welcome!  I'm so happy you've found me.

I'm Paula, the face behind Purple Sprouting. I'm wife to Sam, aka Mr Purple Sprouting and mum to Joe (21 today) and Dylan (19).  There's also Jenni (a friend who lives with us) who sometimes helps me with Purple Sprout...

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