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Around the Web – July 2017

Our monthly selection of the best bits from around the web. Southampton University’s Knitting Reference Library is a mine of information about knitting practices in the Victorian era and 20th century. This online collection is open access and includes over than 300 knitting books, pamphlets, stitchionaries, catalogues and single patterns. Due to copyright protection, single patterns only show their cover Read the full article…

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Podcasts for Knitters and Makers.

For this post we’ve been asking to friends and fellow knitters what in their opinion are the best knitting and sewing podcasts currently being released? We’ve taken note of their suggestions, listened to each them and came back with a selection of 5 programs that have shown both thoughtful content and great delivery. Hope you’ll like them as much Read the full article…

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WATG Macrame Kits – Review

Macrame seems to be everywhere. Not only thousands of images of pot hangers, bracelets, hand bags and hangings are flooding social media everyday, but there’s also more and more of you coming to the shop asking for macrame supplies. As we do not like to be left out, we’ve decided to give it a go and try Read the full article…

All things linen, Kalinka, Karin Oberg, 4ply, fingering, linen, summer knitting

All Things Linen

Many elements should be taken into account when assessing the quality of a yarn and the most important of all is of course its fibre composition. Each fibre carries specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about those different characteristic is a good way to understand what to look for when buying yarn for Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – May 2017

It’s already the 1st of June and the least we can say is that the month of May has been super busy in Brighton! Between Yarn Shop Day, the hustle and bustle of the Fringe and Brighton festival, and the arrival of several new yarns in the shop, time has flown incredibly fast without us even 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…

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Pattern Round Up – April 2017

Our monthly review of our favourites patterns from Ravelry – for this Round Up we looked into textured knits which always look so good in plain and semi-solid colours! With its loose fit, eye let motif and 3/4 lenght dolman sleeves, Sparkle Up by Dieuwke van Mulligen would be a great jumper to wear over the spring and summer seasons. The Read the full article…