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Anyone May Come Or Go

Anyone May Come Or Go

A few weeks ago a young man popped into the shop to ask if we could display a poster in our window that would be part of a larger project around Exeter. He briefly told us a little about the concept and showed us the poster, which is beautiful! We happily agreed to display it, and we’d like to share more about this lovely project. Serge/surge is a multifaceted art project by Peston Street Union, an Exeter-based affiliation of artists. This current project was inspired by Exeter’s historic cloth trade and the flow of people and goods that sustained it....

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Gabby Dexter – Needle felt artist and teacher

Gabby Dexter – Needle felt artist and teacher

Our 3D needle felting courses are so popular with customers! Places often sell out almost immediately with regulars returning to make more items, and new students keen to give the technique a try. Our teacher, Gabby Dexter has the perfect combination of skills to make these workshops such a delight! She is both incredibly knowledgeable in her subject, and is a warm, friendly person. This means workshop participants thoroughly enjoy both the process and the end results of their time, producing beautiful 3D artworks. We’ve invited Gabby to tell us more about herself and what she does. My name is...

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The Morwellham Quay Loom

The Morwellham Quay Loom

One of the best things about working in a yarn shop is the stories we hear! Last autumn Debbie was chatting to a couple of customers and they told her about an antique loom that they had recently restored. Anne and Yvonne have kindly written about their experience so that we can share their story. The following was sent to us from Anne; The Morwellham Quay Loom was designed and constructed by Dartmoor engineer Mr John Wheddon of Moretonhampstead. Influenced by the 14th cottage in which he lived, he designed the loom to represent one that would have been used during...

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The heart is a mysterious thing

The heart is a mysterious thing

About a month ago, one of our lovely customers lost his life to cancer. We didn't know lots about Geoff Urwin, like what he did for work or where he lived, but when he came into the shop with his beloved dog Squirrel, we enjoyed sharing our love for fibre and the beautiful things that he made by knitting. His curiosity sparked his creative spirit and that, in combination with his zeal to learn new things, resulted in some beautiful garments, cushions and even a jumper for Squirrel.  It was a joy to see him come through the door and...

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Longest Crochet Marathon - World Record Attempt

Longest Crochet Marathon - World Record Attempt

A Guinness World Record first! Wool on the Exe is proud to host Natalie Morrison, a mental health advocate and crafter, for her attempt to achieve a world record for the longest crochet marathon! In just a couple of weeks a corner of the shop will be transformed to a cosy crochet den ready for Natalie to sit and crochet for a full 24 hour stint whilst raising funds for important causes and awareness of the health benefits of crafting. The event will take place on Friday 1st November from noon until 1pm the following day, Saturday 2nd November at Wool...

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