15 06, 2017

The Big Knit – deadline fast approaching

Most of us will be familiar with the teeny knitted hats sitting atop bottles of innocent smoothies that appear in supermarkets around the country during the winter months. The Big Knit campaign, run by innocent Ireland, to knit these [...]

7 06, 2017

Yarn Review – Wendy Wash Knit

I confess I wasn’t completely sure what to make of the Wash Knit yarn from Wendy when it arrived through the door. Fortunately though, I watched Amber, aka The Yarnhoarder, singing the praises of crochet [...]

17 05, 2017

Crafty make: Beer can succulents

If we've learned anything from the upcycling revolution, it’s that anything can be a plant pot. From wellies, to colanders, we're now potting our favourite plants into all manner of receptacles. Here are my latest unusual plant pots. [...]

6 05, 2017

Let’s Peak Inside – Hygge Knits by Nicki Trench

Hygge (pronounced ‘hue-gah’) seems to have taken over the world.  The Danish concept appears to have really struck a chord with everyone. Not that us yarny folk needed the value of cosy selling to us; we’re [...]

29 04, 2017

What a Wonderwool it was

Fibre fans from all over the UK, as well as visitors from Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States flocked to the ancient market town of Builth Wells for this year’s Wonderwool Wales (April 23 [...]

15 04, 2017

Let’s Peak Inside – Modern Crochet Mandalas

I’m unable to walk past anything pretty and colourful, so it should come as no surprise to you to know that I couldn’t just write a review on the Modern Crochet Mandalas book.  No, the [...]

31 03, 2017

How to finish off an embroidery project in a hoop

How to finish off an embroidery project in a hoop Typically, embroidery hoops were used to simply keep fabric taut for stitching, but more and more we're seeing finished embroidery pieces displayed in their hoops. Here's how to finish [...]

16 03, 2017

A Yarn in Review: Arranmore from The Fibre Company

I can’t believe it’s St Patrick’s Day again already, my, how the year has flown by. It’s easier for me to remember than most as the 17th of March is also my youngest child’s birthday [...]

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