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Blanket Photos - Competition Winner!

Ella Austin

Blanket Photos - Competition Winner!

Every year we’re blown away by the wonderful projects that we see in our photo competitions. This year, with blankets as a theme, we knew that we would see some extra special makes! Blankets can be beautifully creative, technically advanced, and extremely meaningful. Often just the scale of the project is impressive! There are a lot of stitches to make up a whole blanket –the commitment and persistence of the maker is admirable. Thank you to everyone who shared a photo via our social media and by email. We have drawn a randomly-selected winner of a gift voucher, but first...

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Anne's Blanketscapes

Ella Austin

Anne's Blanketscapes

We always love seeing what our customers are making - and when Anne showed us her projects we were thoroughly inspired! Anne has developed a whole new concept with her unique and beautiful blanket designs. Blanketscapes, as the name suggests, is a way of capturing a landscape in the form of a blanket - and Anne has made the idea work beautifully! We just had to share the fun with our customers by planning a knit-a-long! But before we get to that let's introduce Anne and hear a little more about her designs! Hi, I'm Anne! My Mum taught me to...

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All you need to know about Reborn Fibres from Kremke Soul Wool

Debbie Judd

All you need to know about Reborn Fibres from Kremke Soul Wool

Why the recycling of yarns is good for our environment and reducing man-made impact on climate change. A 2021 report from the World Economic Forum identified fashion, and its supply chain, as the planet's third largest polluter (after food and construction) United Nations Comate Change News states, "the fashion industry contributes around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions due to its long supply chains and energy intensive production; more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined". Worldwide there is approximately 92 million tons of used clothing thrown away every year which is expected to grow to 130 million tons by...

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Festival of St Thomas Floral Yarn Bombing

Ella Austin

Festival of St Thomas Floral Yarn Bombing

Our community yarn bombing project is complete! And it looks absolutely beautiful! We are so grateful to everyone who joined in to make the display. The yarn bombing project was conceived in partnership with Theatre Alibi as part of their Festival of St Thomas Stories. Theatre Alibi has spent the last three years collecting stories from the local area and has planned a range of celebrations to share them. Our yarn bomb has a floral theme and tells the story of the botanical nurseries that were once an important part of the area’s prosperity. It’s been a wonderful project to...

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Kumihimo Braiding with Paula Williams

Ella Austin

Kumihimo Braiding with Paula Williams

Fibre art is such a diverse field and we’re always finding fresh inspiration! In our recent search for a new weaving teacher we were approached by Paula Williams who suggested teaching a completely new to us craft, Kumihimo braiding. Of course we were delighted to find out more! Paula learnt to knit and crochet as a child, and has always enjoyed crafts and fibre arts. About seven years ago she discovered weaving through a Devon Weavers workshop, and she then went on to learn Kumihimo with Jacqui Carey, an expert in the craft. Kumihimo is a type of braiding that...

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