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Woolly news: Spring cleaning and workshop news!

Rebecca Pennington

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Woolly news: Spring cleaning and workshop news!

Spring is here and with it we have decided to do a spring clean here at Ovis Yarns! A few of our DK and Aran yarns are now reduced to £10 a skein to make way for this years colours and bases! All sale items can be found - here - so grab a bargain!  We have a new page for workshops - here - There is currently two workshops available - Weaving a Wall hanging and Introduction to Acid dyeing, but there are a few more in the planning stages. If you are interested in the knitting workshops, let...


Workshops!

Rebecca Pennington

Workshops!

Well if you met me during the Autumn Markets, we may have chatted about my hope to launch workshops in the New Year. I've gotten my head together with the talented Tracey at Florence and Fox - and we have workshops ready and available for bookings! Bookings are being taken via Florence and Fox - links at the bottom of descriptions. Knit a chunky cowl - 18th March If you want to learn to knit - don't learn with scratchy acrylic - dive in with Hand Dyed British wool - soft and enjoyable! Ever wanted to learn to knit? Or know...


Weekly notes 15: Rebooting 2017 - Writing off January!

Rebecca Pennington

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Weekly notes 15: Rebooting 2017 - Writing off January!

The month that has been:Well here at Ovis Yarns we are rebooting 2017 - January so far has been an unpleasant wash out, with car accidents (humans all ok, vehicles less so) and personal business that has meant the entire month has felt like wading through treacle. But February is waving at me from next week and I have high hopes and excitement for the rest of 2017! So after a bit of downtime over the past week, working on some knew knitting designs and workshop ideas, its time to reboot and throw ourselves into 2017! So what do we have...


Weekly notes 14: Hello 2017

Rebecca Pennington

Tags Update, Yarns

Weekly notes 14: Hello 2017

Well we are hurtling straight into 2017 – the first week has been and gone in the blink of an eye. So what do we have planned for the rest of January, and what have we been up too? Last week: Our Mini skein subscription boxes have launched and the first boxes went out late last week – We still have 5 Geek boxes available in DK and 4ply due to people dropping out, if you are interested send us an e-mail – here - and we can get one posted out to you – they contain 5 x 10g...


How to "read" hand dyed yarn online

Rebecca Pennington

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How to "read" hand dyed yarn online

I was just asked on facebook how to tell if a skein on-line will knit up, without being able to see it in the flesh. So I thought I'd pop up a few quick tips, and it has also given me a great idea for additional images to add to the site, to help you choose the perfect yarn for your projects!There are three main types of yarn I dye:  1) Semi solids - are yarns that have the same over all main colour, but has tonal variation. These are great yarns if you don't something variegated and "patterned" and...