30 09, 2017

Flax Fest 2017: hidden gem of the fibre world

2017-09-30T09:36:33+00:00

On Saturday 9th September, the Derrylane Flax Mill played host to a vibrant, fibre festival that is now in its 24th year. Knitwear designer Albina McLaughlin attended the event and gives us a wonderfully evocative summary of what sounds [...]

Flax Fest 2017: hidden gem of the fibre world 2017-09-30T09:36:33+00:00
19 09, 2017

Atlantic Knitscape September 2017 – Sockmatician Weekend

2017-09-19T10:57:03+00:00

I had attended the Atlantic Knitscape weekend in May of 2016, but this was our first time going together. We had originally planned to make a weekend of it with three friends, but due to unforeseen [...]

Atlantic Knitscape September 2017 – Sockmatician Weekend 2017-09-19T10:57:03+00:00
9 09, 2017

Book Review: A Row by Roe Adventure

2017-09-09T09:06:26+00:00

We take a look at a wonderful little book by Lisa Smyth of Limavady yarn shop Row by Roe. The book is aimed at young knitters and involves an adventure and a colourful scarf pattern. [...]

Book Review: A Row by Roe Adventure 2017-09-09T09:06:26+00:00
1 09, 2017

Yarn Review: Erika Knight British Blue 100

2017-09-01T14:48:37+00:00

Never the one to turn down a chance to knit with Blue Faced Leicester, I have to say I was more than a little enthusiastic when I received a hank of British Blue 100 from [...]

Yarn Review: Erika Knight British Blue 100 2017-09-01T14:48:37+00:00
18 08, 2017

Get Your Knits Out and Join Our Knocker-A-Long

2017-08-18T12:04:33+00:00

Fancy putting your knitting and crochet skills to good use?  We’re hoping to encourage as many of you as possible to get involved in our Knocker-A-Long […]

Get Your Knits Out and Join Our Knocker-A-Long 2017-08-18T12:04:33+00:00
2 08, 2017

Yarnfolk Festival of Wool 101

2017-08-02T15:59:56+00:00

Having received a good few queries about the up and coming Yarnfolk Festival of Wool, we thought we’d put together a little post with all the things you need to know. […]

Yarnfolk Festival of Wool 101 2017-08-02T15:59:56+00:00
24 07, 2017

Book Review – Lost in the Woods

2017-07-24T08:44:18+00:00

Lost in the Woods, a knitwear collection, is the brainchild of Julia Günther aka Assel Knits and the collaboration of three talented designers; Robynn Weldon, Emily K. Williams and Julia herself. […]

Book Review – Lost in the Woods 2017-07-24T08:44:18+00:00
18 07, 2017

Knitting groups: aren’t they great?

2017-07-18T12:02:34+00:00

The benefits of knitting and knitting groups have been well documented. Both Lora and I are firm believers in the positive effects of being part of a knitting group – our own group has been meeting every Wednesday evening [...]

Knitting groups: aren’t they great? 2017-07-18T12:02:34+00:00
12 07, 2017

Review: Woolfest 2017. One for fibre festival fans

2017-07-12T10:24:39+00:00

Oh I do love a good fibre festival, any excuse to soak in the wool fumes, with other likeminded souls and you can count me in.  This was my first visit to Woolfest and I [...]

Review: Woolfest 2017. One for fibre festival fans 2017-07-12T10:24:39+00:00
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