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Hannah Clancy's Crochet Creations

Ella Austin

Hannah Clancy's Crochet Creations

One of our long-time customers, Hannah, returned to the shop recently after having moved away from Exeter a few years ago. It was great to catch up and hear about her brilliant new crochet business. She told us that she first came to the shop as a complete beginner but after practicing at home and attending a few workshops, she gained the skills and confidence to make her own designs. We were so inspired we asked if we could share her story! Hannah is 24 years old and currently lives in London with her four much-loved pet rats. She spends...

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What to Expect at a Wool on the Exe Workshop

Ella Austin

What to Expect at a Wool on the Exe Workshop

Learning from others and being inspired to try something new is such an important part of our mission. At Wool on the Exe we hold a range of workshops in fibre arts including crochet, knitting, felting, spinning, yarn dyeing and embroidery, as well as others. Our workshops are designed to be a place where you can relax, learn, and have fun! We keep them small, with only five participants or less, so that everyone can get individual attention if needed. Our workshop leaders are all very good at what they do and most importantly, they really enjoy sharing their time and...

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Showing off the Sweaters!

Ella Austin

Showing off the Sweaters!

Wow! The sweaters we have seen over the last month are truly awesome. We’ve seen such a range too, sweaters for everyone, showcasing pretty much every technique! Here we have a selection of colourwork beauties featuring stripes, stranded knitting, duplicate stitch, embroidery, and slipped stitches. Here are some sumptuous cables looking cosy and classy! Here are some lovely lace sweaters; some summery and short-sleeved and others providing a light but cosy layer. These are some classic sweaters showing the joy of texture. Some are all-over stocking stitch and others have details provided by a panel of garter stitch, or by using...

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Choosing a Yarn for your Sweater

Ella Austin

Choosing a Yarn for your Sweater

At Wool on the Exe we love helping our customers find the right yarns for their projects! A good yarn match can make all the difference to the success of a project. And by this we not only mean that the yarn should suit the pattern, but also that it should work for the individual, their lifestyle and how they will use the finished item. When it comes to making sweaters, it seems all the more important to think carefully about the yarn choice. Sweaters are often a large-scale project with a real investment in terms time and money. So,...

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The Sweater Show

Ella Austin

The Sweater Show

Over the years, we’ve seen some wonderful and inspiring projects in our annual photo competition and NOW is the time for another one! Last year we saw your shawls, and the year before that you showed us your socks; it feels like the natural next step to show off our sweaters! We love sweaters! The word 'sweater' is generally under-used in the UK, but it's  very useful as a catch-all term for any woolly garment worn on your torso. Cardigans, jumpers, short-sleeved or long, tunics, knitted jackets, they can all count as sweaters!  Here are some sweaters made by the team at Wool on the...

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