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Birthday Bonanza!

On January the 20th we will be celebrating our 3rd birthday at YAK. Over the last 3 years  in our lovely bricks and mortar shop we have grown into our beautiful space nestled in Brighton’s famous North Laine. Filling our walls with wool and notions, opening our doors for our weekly knit night and teaching Read the full article…

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Knitting School – Winter Term

Want to start the New Year off by learning a new skill or being given the tools to master an ancient art? We have just released our class schedule for this Winter term.  These are last years graduates having just completed (or almost 😉 ) their Jumper Along! The jumper along class spans over 10 Read the full article…

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Around the Web – September 2017

Our monthly selection from the best bit of around the web.  As John Lewis this week announces that their own brand Children’s cothing range will no longer be named Boys and Girls, and the movement towards more gender neutral clothing world wide we got thinking about our knits and how stitch patterns, shapes and colour could be interpreted Read the full article…

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Around the Web – August 2017

Our monthly selection from the best bit of around the web.  This week textile artist Imogen Di Sapia has announced she will be exhibiting at ONCA Gallery from the 17th to the 24th of March 2018. Alongside the showcasing of Imogen’s pieces, THE SELKIE: Weaving & the Wild Feminine will also includes a series of talks and Read the full article…

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Knitting School – Autumn Term

It’s never too late to arm yourself with new skills. Especially if it’s to learn something as cool as knitting or crochet. This Autumn we’ll have a series of Learn to Knit and Next Steps in Knitting classes running from September to November. In Learn to Knit, students are taught the basics of the craft; cast on, knit, purl and Read the full article…

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Pom Pom 5th Anniversary

Pom Pom Quarterly is born from the initiative of Meghan Fernandes and Lydia Gluck, who wished to create a magazine that would celebrate knitting, crochet and crafts in a contemporary and meaningful way.  To do so they elaborated on a simple formula; a mix of beautiful patterns, stylish photo shoots, thoughtful articles and tutorials, combined with a consistent promotion of Read the full article…

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Me Made May 2017

Since the beginning of Me Made May 2017, more than 5 thousands photos of amazing hand-made garments have been posted on Instagram!  The variety of these clothes is spectacular and ranges from simple t-shirts to elaborate pairs of jeans and knitwear. They come in all sorts of shapes, fabrics and colours, testifying the incredible creativity of the Read the full article…

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Yarn Shop Day I Thank You

We would like to say a big thank you to all of you who made the effort to come to Brighton over the weekend for Yarn Shop Day, and of course we’d like to thank especially Dani Sunshine and Amy Florence without whom this day wouldn’t have been the same. It’s been an incredibly busy – but exciting Read the full article…