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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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Meet Our Suppliers - West Yorkshire Spinners

Ella Austin

Meet Our Suppliers - West Yorkshire Spinners

West Yorkshire Spinners produce some of our favourite yarns. They're always high quality; offering a perfect balance of luxury, practicality and value. The yarns are almost entirely sourced, and produced in the UK, often locally to their mill in Keighley. It’s clear to us that the brand understand what knitters are looking for when choosing a yarn! We wanted to share more about the company and what they do so well. West Yorkshire Spinner’s History West Yorkshire Spinners was founded in 1997 as a worsted spinning company in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. The family-run business started out by...

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Hannah Clancy's Crochet Creations

Ella Austin

Hannah Clancy's Crochet Creations

One of our long-time customers, Hannah, returned to the shop recently after having moved away from Exeter a few years ago. It was great to catch up and hear about her brilliant new crochet business. She told us that she first came to the shop as a complete beginner but after practicing at home and attending a few workshops, she gained the skills and confidence to make her own designs. We were so inspired we asked if we could share her story! Hannah is 24 years old and currently lives in London with her four much-loved pet rats. She spends...

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