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Let's See Your Shawls!

Ella Austin

Let's See Your Shawls!

Last year's photo competition was so inspiring, we loved seeing everyone's treasured socks. So we hope you're ready for another photo competition because this time we'd like to see everyone's shawls! Knitted, crocheted, or perhaps even woven!

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Quick Guide to Joining Ravelry

Debbie Judd

Quick Guide to Joining Ravelry

Here at the shop we're all big fans of the website, Ravelry! We mostly use it to access the huge pattern database that provides our customers with much more choice than the paper pattern companies. We also use Ravelry to look up yarn details, to check out the latest handknit trends, and to keep in touch with members of our Ravelry group.  If you're new to Ravelry it can seem daunting at first, but after playing around for a while you'll quickly get the hang of using it. Perhaps, like us, you'll be completely drawn in by all the creative potential...

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Pattern Writing Tips with Catherine

Ella Austin

Pattern Writing Tips with Catherine

As we embark on a new project, pooling the wealth of talent among our friends and customers to put together a book, we're lucky to have the support of a professional tech editor, Catherine Whelan. Tech editors check pattern instructions to ensure that they are clear and correct. Catherine grew up knitting and is also a qualified Maths teacher, ideal skills for tech editing as she can juggle the numbers and explain things well!  Catherine has kindly offered to support any new designers with writing up their patterns. Here she gives us some tips for getting started.  Do some research.  Read...

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Call for Submissions!

Ella Austin

Call for Submissions!

There is so much talent in our community and we'd like to celebrate that by putting together a book! We're calling all budding designers, or experienced designers!, as well as artists, writers, poets, teachers, photographers and others to contribute to this exciting new project. If you have a skill or story that you would like to share, then we would love to hear about it! The theme is Wool on the Exe. To us, this incorporates fibre arts, (knitting, crochet, weaving, felting, spinning etc.) as well as community. This includes our local Devon area, and the more general idea of sharing and coming...

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Anyone May Come Or Go

Ella Austin

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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