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Autumn / Winter New Lines - Sirdar and West Yorkshire Spinners
September 22, 2020

Autumn / Winter New Lines - Sirdar and West Yorkshire Spinners

Autumn is always an exciting time if you're a yarn addict and this season is shaping up to be a great one in yarn terms.  Our favourite suppliers have come up with some really interesting and attractive new lines which we are keen to share with you. This time we focus on Sirdar and West Yorkshire Spinners.

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Hats Off for July and August
August 04, 2020

Hats Off for July and August

Our Hats Off patterns for July and August are Ware Gazebos and Different Drum.

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Sunny Daze Entrelac Blanket
July 06, 2020

Sunny Daze Entrelac Blanket

If you've been in the shop lately, you'll have seen this stunning wall hanging made by Brigid. It's a glorious celebration of colour and brightens up our day.

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What does 2020 mean to you?  A new challenge
June 11, 2020

What does 2020 mean to you? A new challenge

Your Take on 2020

 

In time to come what will your memories of lockdown be? When you look back what will you think of?

 

Use your skills and creativity to make a wall hanging that captures an element of what you’ve processed during this time, something that will inspire you in years to come. Something you loved or something you learned.

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Hat's Off for June
June 11, 2020

Hat's Off for June

Our June hat is..... River Lea Rambles!  This is a ribbed hat with travelling cables. 

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Shop Re-opening
June 10, 2020

Shop Re-opening

We are delighted to be able to re-open our shop on Monday June 15th.  We've put some safety measures in place, as you would expect, and we will have restricted hours for the next month or two, but we are so pleased to be back!

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Pink lacy hat viewed from the back
May 18, 2020

Hat's Off 2020 - May Hat

Throughout 2020 we are exploring different shapes and knitting styles through the medium of hats. Each month we will have a new, specially-designed hat pattern - a great way to try something new.

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May and June Challenge - Rainbows
May 13, 2020

May and June Challenge - Rainbows

Our May and June Challenge to you is to create something that is a rainbow or is inspired by one.  You can go all out as Becky has, or you can add a rainbow trim to a garment, or make a blanket - the possibilities are endless.

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April Challenge - 100g Stash Challenge
May 08, 2020

April Challenge - 100g Stash Challenge

During April we challenged ourselves to do something with our stash. The idea was to take 100g of any kind of yarn we happened to already have in our homes and make something with it - whether knitted, crocheted, woven, pompomed - anything at all!

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Brigid and Deb standing in the shop
March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update

As you'll be aware, as a business that is not deemed to be an essential service, we have had to close the shop. But after a few days to work out how we could operate under these new circumstances we are delighted to be able to offer you a reduced, but hopefully helpful, mail-order service.

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Sirdar Snuggly Replay and Brights
February 25, 2020

Sirdar Snuggly Replay and Brights

Two great new ranges of yarn from Sirdar: Replay and Brights.  Replay features faded colours in its cotton/acrylic blend while Brights is an exciting extension to its popular Snuggly DK range.

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West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat
January 28, 2020

West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat

We have a wonderful new yarn in store - WYS Re:Treat - and what a treat it is. It is 100% British Wool - a blend of Blue-Faced Leicester and Kerry Hill - which is reared and produced entirely in the UK.  

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Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette
September 13, 2019

Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette

We had heard a lot of good things about Scheepjes Whirls and had fallen in love with the colours, but we had some questions so we have been both knitting and crocheting with it to find out!  

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