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Know your sheep – The Rambouillet

As we welcome our latest yarn; Vale by Brooklyn Tweed we are taking a closer look into the breed of sheep that it is made from. Brooklyn Tweed, the yarn aficionado’s pride themselves in using American wool as well as it being manufactured in America. Rambouillet also known as the Spanish Merino is the fleece chosen for 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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The Croft by West Yorkshire Spinners

We have had our latest delivery of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn! Within our box of goodies was The Croft! The Croft is the latest yarn from WYS, they have teamed up with Jamieson & Smith to create a stunning range of  speckle dyed Shetland yarn in an Aran weight. We cant wait to see what it Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – August 2017

This months Pattern Round Up shows which way we are currently thinking! The crunchy and vivid colours of Autumn and items to start layering with.  Our first layer of today is the Burnished Night Hap by Sonja Bargielowska.  This lovely shawl is knit in a light fingering weight yarn on larger needles, creating a light and 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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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…

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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…