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Habetrot's Cauldron

Habetrot is the old Celtic Goddess of spinning.

Legend has it that there was once a beautiful young peasant girl, who was very lazy and couldn't spin very well. Her mother despaired at the girl as it was important in those times that women could spin well in order to get a husband.  To cut a long story short, Habetrot completed a task of spinning for the girl. The local Laird was so impressed by the spinning and the maidens beauty that he decided to marry her. To save the young maiden from growing ugly through wetting her fingers on her lips and therefore lengthening them, Habetrot and her sisters, who loved spinning, agreed to do all her spinning for her so she could live a life of leisure and retain her beauty! You can listen to a version of the full story of Habetrot and the wood maiden here

Crafts, in particular knitting, sewing and weaving, are Lizzie's other big passion in life. Having held a needle in her hands since she was a young child, Lizzie learnt to spin and weave around10 years ago and hasn't looked back since. Having a strong connection to various of the old Gods and Goddesses, she wanted to resurrect and honour the skills of Habetrot and her sisters by naming her craft business after her.

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Knitting Surgery

Lizzie is very proficient in most styles of knitting from lace, to cable to colourwork, having learnt knitting as a child. There is a rarely a time when she doesn't have at least 2 if not 3 projects on the go!

She does not teach knitting, but if you are stuck on a project, have made a mistake and don't know how to correct it or want help learning a new technique, she offers her skills to help you get back on track so that you can carry on with your chosen project again.

Sessions are £25/hr and held at her home in Somersham at a time to suit you. Please enquire.

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Weaving

Lizzie weaves beautiful decorative bands on a backstrap loom or inkle loom, using tablet weaving and inkle weaving techniques. Weaving of this kind is thousands of years old and is practised in indigenous communities around the world, particularly Central and South America, to this day.

Below are a collection of items for sale. Commissions are also undertaken. Decorative bands can be used for a variety of purposes including camera/ binocular straps, bag straps, guitar and instrument straps, dog collars and leashes, key fobs, shoelaces, trim for historical and modern clothing, hat bands, bookmarks and jewelry.

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Items for sale
Tablet wovcen bracelets for sale
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Top 2 bracelets - £15 each

Bottom bracelet - £25

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Stagshead Bookmarks - £15 each

Dragonhead bookmark - £13

Knotwork bookmark - £15

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South American pebbleweave designs

Top bracelet - £25

Choker - £60

Bottom bracelet - £25

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Bracelets - £22 each

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Top bookmark - £14

Middle bookmark - £15

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Top thin bracelet - £10

Bottom bracelet - £25

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Bracelets - £15 each

Tablet woven bookmarks - £30 each

Please send a message if you would like to buy any of the items for sale. All prices include postage and packing.

Commissions are taken on larger items like guitar/ instrument straps, trim for historical/ modern clothing, dog leash', hat bands, bag straps etc etc. Please enquire for more details.

"Anything I've ever done that was ultimately worthwhile... initially scared me to death." - Betty Bender

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