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Lynne Dewberry - Fibre Artist

Ella Austin

Lynne Dewberry - Fibre Artist

Lynne Dewberry is a local fibre artist and the designer of the Felted Bee project in our Wool on the Exe book. The felted bees are a fantastic project for those that are new to needle felting, however Lynne is an expert herself and we have invited her to share more of her amazing work and her wealth of knowledge. I’m Lynne, a local fibre artist living in Exeter and l am passionate about felting. l combine both wet and needle felting in my work and I’m particularly interested in designing work about bees. I have always been creative. It...

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A Community Forest!

Ella Austin

A Community Forest!

Our Community Tree Project grew, and what we thought would be a single tree became three!  It's been a wonderful project, and we're happy to say that it has already had a positive impact in many ways. We received lovely messages along with the knit and crochet squares, and the finished display is such a cheerful sight! In case you haven't been able to see the display in real life, here are a few glimpses, including some of the little notes written on the star tags, some of which we enlarged onto the hanging stars. Top row, from left to right: Shoot for the...

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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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