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Weekly notes 13: Christmas is nearly here!

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Weekly notes 13: Christmas is nearly here!

The past few weeks: * Preparation for Christmas is in full swing! We have a busy schedule in the run up to the end of December - we can be found here: * In addition to these events we will also have a huge Christmas update going live on the site on Monday 28th November.  * As you can imagine - with all of this ahead of us there has been a lot of dyeing and creating going on behind the scenes - including two limited edition yarn sets! I will be blogging about them some more on Friday -...

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Weekly notes 4: August is here, 3 weeks to go.

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Weekly notes 4: August is here, 3 weeks to go.

Week 4: * Our small wooden loom kits have proved very popular! So popular they have sold out. I've got some more in production, so hopefully I'll have some available at the PopUp Wool show and then on the site after. But there are still a few hand-held mini looms available - these really are ingenious and great for children to start learning on.  * NeNe shawl is finally complete and blocked, all I have to do is arrange a photo shoot and then the pattern will be released! * Designer bootcamp - I didn't end up blogging about this...

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Introducing Fenella! Our knitted summer stole

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Introducing Fenella! Our knitted summer stole

Today is the launch of our latest knitting pattern: Fenella This summer stole is a perfect summer knitting project. A simple lace and garter stitch repeat makes it a great pattern for beginners looking to challenge themselves and learn new techniques. But fret not! If you're an advanced knitter this is still enjoyable enough to be a quick yet satisfying project.  My stole (although this is my mum modelling!) was knit using our Fenella colour way on our Poppy Sock base, but any of our Poppy sock colour ways would be an excellent choice for this stole - and bonus,...

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Not just knitting: Crochet Flower garland

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Not just knitting: Crochet Flower garland

The second in our Not just knitting series is this pretty Flower Garland perfect for brightening your home with springtime blooms! It is simple yet project perfect for a dreary British crafternoon stuck indoors. Using crochet and creating an I-cord with a Lucet it explores multiple techniques that are all suitable for beginners! The flower garland tutorial will be in two parts… Part 1: Creating the flowers You will need: 20g of DK weight yarn and 4.5mm Crochet hook. I used our Poppy Roving wools, as this also allowed me to wet felt the flowers. Nb: the pattern uses US...

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Not just knitting: Fruity crochet bowl recipe

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Not just knitting: Fruity crochet bowl recipe

This months update is all about the chunky wools! With four new colour ways on our Poppy Twist, I have been experimenting and playing with creating texture and fun with this soft, chunky wool that just loves yarn. So it only seemed right that our Not just knitting series kicked off with a project that this yarn is perfect for! A crochet (fruit) bowl - I say fruit, you could store all sorts of goodies in this soft yet sturdy bowl, I've already started on a second to store balls of leftover yarns. With this quick recipe, even the most novice...

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