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Choosing a Yarn for your Sweater

Ella Austin

Choosing a Yarn for your Sweater

At Wool on the Exe we love helping our customers find the right yarns for their projects! A good yarn match can make all the difference to the success of a project. And by this we not only mean that the yarn should suit the pattern, but also that it should work for the individual, their lifestyle and how they will use the finished item. When it comes to making sweaters, it seems all the more important to think carefully about the yarn choice. Sweaters are often a large-scale project with a real investment in terms time and money. So,...

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The Sweater Show

Ella Austin

The Sweater Show

Over the years, we’ve seen some wonderful and inspiring projects in our annual photo competition and NOW is the time for another one! Last year we saw your shawls, and the year before that you showed us your socks; it feels like the natural next step to show off our sweaters! We love sweaters! The word 'sweater' is generally under-used in the UK, but it's  very useful as a catch-all term for any woolly garment worn on your torso. Cardigans, jumpers, short-sleeved or long, tunics, knitted jackets, they can all count as sweaters!  Here are some sweaters made by the team at Wool on the...

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A Whole Year of Our Zoom Group!

Ella Austin

A Whole Year of Our Zoom Group!

Our wonderful Zoom group has been running every week for over a year now! The group has been so valuable through difficult lock downs; a way to connect and something to look forward to. We plan to keep it going even when groups can meet in person again, as there are unique benefits to meeting virtually. We know that not everyone is convinced, and it’s fair enough to know if Zoom is not for you! But just in case you’re curious we thought we’d share more about what we do – and heartily invite you to join us! The Wool...

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Introducing The Camel's Yarn

Ella Austin

Introducing The Camel's Yarn

Hannah Jones of the Camel's Yarn is a new indie hand-dyer whose beautiful colours caught our eye on Instagram. When we ordered some of her yarn for the shop we were delighted with the attention to detail and wonderful quality of Hannah's work. Each skein is a joy to behold, and the care Hannah takes in her work is evident in the quality of her yarn!  When we asked Hannah to dye a Kingfisher-inspired skein for our Spring 2021 yarn club she really impressed us! The skein captures all of the vibrant colours of the bird's feathers, worked together in a subtle...

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Introducing Sophia and her Tappermade Soaps

Ella Austin

Introducing Sophia and her Tappermade Soaps

In the early days of Wool on the Exe, Sophia attended a Sock 101 workshop with Debbie, which sparked her passion for knitting. From then on Sophia became a regular customer, a member of the shop, and a friend that we are always pleased to see! When we heard about Sophia’s soap making venture, Tappermade, we were keen to find out more. Now, having seen (and smelled!) how lovely her soaps are, we are very pleased to share them with our customers! New in store we have a choice of Peppermint, Lavender, and Geranium locally handmade soaps. We have also...

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