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Introducing Wool on the Exe Book 1

Ella Austin

Introducing Wool on the Exe Book 1

Back in April we asked our friends and customers if they had any ideas that they would like to contribute for a book. This was a completely new project for us so we had no idea what to expect. We were absolutely blown away by the amazing submissions that were presented to us! The project grew into something larger, and took a little longer than we anticipated, but now it's here!! We are delighted to present, Wool on the Exe Book 1.  It's packed full of beautiful content including eight knitting patterns, five crochet patterns, two needle-felting tutorials, an essay, and...

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Your Zick Zack Scarves!

Ella Austin

Your Zick Zack Scarves!

Back in May we invited everyone to join us in knitting a Zick Zack scarf. It's a very simple project, and we felt we needed a relaxing new cast on. The fun of this design is in picking the colours! There are so many possibilities with two colours used to make stripes and simple shaping producing the chevron effect. Many of you joined us! Some zipped through their Zick Zacks and even cast on another. Others are taking their time, still working on theirs between multiple projects. And some abandoned their Zick Zacks, which is totally fine! What's mediative to some...

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The Community Tree Project

Ella Austin

The Community Tree Project

No matter how you look at it, this year has been tough. Going into Autumn it’s hard not to feel concerned about what lies ahead, and we are missing our community more than ever!  At Wool on the Exe ‘community’ is our reason for being. As a social enterprise we strive to bring people together, to learn new skills, make new friends and share our craft, but most importantly, just to bring people together! We’ve missed this terribly as we’ve had to cancel our workshops, groups and events. It’s wonderful that the shop is open, but it’s not quite the...

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All about BC Garn yarn

Debbie Judd

All about BC Garn yarn

I love it when someone visits the shop for the first time and, after glancing around, is giddy with excitement - often exclaiming  'this is like a sweet shop'! Our goal is to pack every square inch of our space with quality colourful fibre and other beautiful things in the hopes that it will both delight and surprise you when you visit.  Occasionally we're also faced with the disappointment of not having what someone is looking for and that always makes me question if we could - or should - reconsider what we've stocked on our shelves.  So, in this...

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All the beautiful Shawls!

Ella Austin

All the beautiful Shawls!

Our photo challenge was quite a challenge this time! I'm sure that many of us have a shawl or two (or three or four!) but getting a photo of them can be surprisingly difficult. They tend to be long, and drapey, often with intricate detail that can’t always be captured easily. Part of the fun of this challenge was seeing the wonderful ways in which people presented their shawls for the camera. Some were spread out on washing lines, blocking mats, benches, chairs, and bushes. We saw shawls displayed on coat hangers and dressmaking mannequins. Or folded and stacked in an...

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