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Around the Web – March 2018

A few things that have made there way into our web space over the last couple of months!   This fab short Ted Talk video from Issac Mizrahi gives a brief insight into the simple button. Pretty much unchanged throughout its history the buttons importance in fashion and functionality has not waived, even when new textile Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – March 2018

At this time of year we often find ourselves with more 4ply yarn than you can shake a stick at. So we have dedicated this months pattern round up to 4ply / fingering weight!  Bolan by Leila Raabe is a gorgeous light tee with lovely sleeve lacey detail. With an interesting construction and a easy Read the full article…

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Thank you EYF18!

We have caught our breath after Edinburgh Yarn Festival, and are reflecting on how much of an amazing time we had whilst looking forward to our long weekend.  So firstly, thank you so much to everyone who came to our stand, the amount of customers who showed love for our brick and mortar shop in Read the full article…

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Who do we want to see at Edinburgh Yarn Festival?

Whilst we are very excited to be bringing you our selection of goodies to EYF, there are so many vendors we cant wait to visit too! (check out our EYF 2018 blog if you missed it!) They are probably some of yours as well… Skein Queen is one of the hand dyers we have in our shop in Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – February 2018

This months Pattern Round Up featurs lots of cold weather items! With the storm and crazy weather this week all we have been thinking about are cost knits. We can look forward to springy knit items next month. For now, pass us our big woolly WIPS! Firstly are Amanda Reversible Mitts by Yvonne B Thorsen. Read the full article…

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An Interview with Imogen Di Sapia

Imogen Di Sapia, the lady behind the exhibition The Selkie; Weaving and The Wild Feminine gives us more information about her passion, her learning and what led to the creation of her new exhibition… Yak: Reading your blog and website we have read about your time with fashion designers and costume making, does what you’re Read the full article…

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EYF 2018

In just over a couple of weeks we will be heading on up to Edinburgh Yarn Festival. But this year we are not just visiting… We will be exhibiting! We have our very own stand, and plan on filling it to the rafters with lots of fabulous yarns and other essentials for knitters. Its an Read the full article…

Conversation Feature

South Downs Magic; In Conversation with Louise Spong of South Downs Yarn & Imogen Di Sapia of Bright Moon Weaving Studio

Following on from our post last week introducing Imogen Di Sapia’s new exhibition and pop up event here at YAK I am thrilled to publish this conversation between Imgoen and Louise. They talk in depth about the wonderful Southdown fleece and Louise gives us a fantastic insight into the journey she took to produce South Downs Yarn, her Read the full article…

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The Selkie; Weaving and The Wild Feminine by Imogen Di Sapia

On March the 17th 2018 we will be holding a very special pop up shop with Imogen Di Sapia in store at YAK where she will be launching Bright Moon Yarn. We will be show-casing her beautiful collaborative hand spun yarns and hand woven textiles. Alongside Imgoen’s hand spun yarn we will also be hosting Louise Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – January 2018

January’s knitting in our part of the world is all about creating a cosy layer to keep away those January blues! After the deadlines of gift knitting  and the excitement of the holidays we have been looking forward to things to knit for our selves. These are our most fave patterns which have been released Read the full article…