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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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Tutorial – How to Knit Nupps

Kate and I have been knitting lots of bobbles lately. Really a lot. Kate finished her last cardi, Ronn by Karin Weststrand  while I am half way through the Viaduct shawl by Beata Jezek. Bobbles – also known as Estonian nupp – are often found in lace patterns and there are several possible ways to knit them. Here is a review Read the full article…

Know Your Sheep, Jacobs

Know Your Sheep – The Jacob Sheep

Many elements should be taken into account when assessing the quality of a yarn and the most important of all is of course the fleece it is made from. Fleece – or wool – varies from one breed of sheep to another, carrying specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about the Read the full article…

Ditchling Museum, Ethel Mairet, Dyeing Now, Exhibition

Dyeing Now – Contemporary Makers Celebrate Ethel Mairet’s Legacy

By establishing itself in Ditchling in 1920, the Guild of Saint Joseph and Saint Dominic made of this small Sussex village, a vibrant creative hub attracting artists and craftsmen from all around the country. Today from the Guild only remains Ditchling Museum, a small but thoughtfully curated gallery space dedicated in exhibiting the work of men and women who were once part Read the full article…

Pom Pom Trunk Show. Winter 2016

Pom Pom Trunk Show

Flipping through the pages of any Pom Pom Press’s publication is always a great pleasure and the Winter 2016 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is no exception to the rule. Inspirations for this season are ‘Reflections’. Designers interpreted this theme in various way: reflection of the light, in a mirror, of a shadow and created 11 elegant Read the full article…

Montbretia, Wendy, Book of Haps, Kate Davies

Summer Holiday Project – Wendy’s Montbretia II

Wendy is close to finishing her Montbretia and it’s going to be gorgeous, in this post she talks about her progress and the enjoyment she has knitting this pattern. I’m definitely not a monogamous knitter and sharing knitting time between several projects means my hap is still very much a work in progress. Although, with less than Read the full article…

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Around the Web – July 2016

  For those interested in learning about Brighton and East Sussex local history there are some places such as Monk’s House – Virginia Woolf’s bohemian pad – or Boots Museum, you should not miss. Ditchling Museum is one of them. Collections on display are smalls although thoughtfully curated, reflecting the work of men and women part of the Read the full article…

Crochet, Pokemon Go, Eevee

Pokemon Go: You Gotta Crochet’em All!

  To see people walking aimlessly down the streets, staring at their phone is not what you could call an unusual sight. However you might have noticed lately, youngsters (and not so youngsters) getting overly enthusiastic, with no apparent specific reason, while walking around by themselves phone in hand. Well if you did and wondered Read the full article…