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Featured Project Friday – Malinda Law’s Pullover

Featured Project Friday is back! Every second and fourth Friday of the month I’ll be featuring a project made with Bluebell Yarns. If you’d like to show off something you’ve made, please send me an email, I’d love to hear from you. Today’s featured project is this wonderful pullover by Malinda Law. She used Falkland Corriedale Advent mini-skeins combined with some undyed yarn. In Malinda’s own words: “Pattern from Paton and Baldwin’s 189 ‘Three Men’s Pullovers’ sold for 3d, designed… Read More »Featured Project Friday – Malinda Law’s Pullover

Putting Plans Into Action

You may remember that last year I was looking at changing the way I run Bluebell Yarns a little. I did a bit of a trial run with my Autumn Leaves collection, and now I’m ready to put the plan into action. What’s Changing? I will have a core range of colourways available on all my yarn bases. These will sometimes be dyed to order, although I aim to keep the most popular colours in stock as much as possible.… Read More »Putting Plans Into Action

Looking back and looking forward

Happy New Year! Looking back at 2023 I can’t believe how quickly 2023 sped by. I filled it with all sorts of yarn and non-yarn related things. I exhibited at multiple yarn shows, ran yarn clubs, released some fun new yarn and began to change how Bluebell Yarns works to make it work better for me. I also joined a local concert band and did lots of events with them, continued conducting a small community orchestra, and even did some… Read More »Looking back and looking forward

December Calendar Day 24 (12 Day: 11): Inspiration & Reveal

Durdle Door Durdle Door is perhaps one of the most famous landmarks in Dorset. It is a natural limestone arch near Lulworth. It is privately owned but open to the public. During summer holidays the area is exceedingly popular. To reach the beach there is a 15 minute walk down a steep path, followed by 143 steps down onto the beach. Caves can be seen, but due to cliff falls being common in the area it is unadvisable to enter… Read More »December Calendar Day 24 (12 Day: 11): Inspiration & Reveal

December Calendar Day 23: Inspiration & Reveal

Bridport Bridport is a market town in the west of Dorset. West Bay, a small fishing harbour also known as Bridport Harbour, lies within the town’s boundary. During the reign of King Alfred, Bridport became one of the four most important settlements in Dorset. Unlike many of the old Dorset towns it didn’t increase much in popularity during the 19th century. Its popularity has grown in recent years. It is now known for its art, culture and media as well… Read More »December Calendar Day 23: Inspiration & Reveal

December Calendar Day 22 (12 Day: 12): Inspiration & Reveal

Lulworth Cove Lulworth Cove is a World Heritage Site that attracts approximately 500,000 visitors every year. It is close to Durdle Door and is part of the Jurassic Coast. The cove has a pebble beach and clear blue waters, with a surrounding of beautiful countryside which makes it so popular. Due to its popularity, Lulworth Cove has had wooden steps and fences added to try to limit the damage to the landscape. There is a path across Hambury Tout to… Read More »December Calendar Day 22 (12 Day: 12): Inspiration & Reveal

December Calendar Day 21: Inspiration & Reveal

Poole RNLI College Poole is the home of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution College. It is where volunteer crews from around the UK and Ireland go to train to become crew members. The RNLI is an essential service run entirely on donations. They work around the coast of the UK and Ireland and on some busy rivers and lochs. They will help anyone who requires it with no judgement, no matter how they came to be in that situation. They… Read More »December Calendar Day 21: Inspiration & Reveal

December Calendar Day 20: Inspiration & Reveal

Swanage Swanage is located on the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck. It is a small town, originally a fishing village, which became a significant quarrying port and resort in the Victorian era. It is still popular with tourists today thanks to its convenient location near landmarks such as the Jurassic Coast, Corfe Castle and Durlston Castle & Country Park. Swanage is popular for water sports and has a gently sloping sandy beach with good facilities including beach huts… Read More »December Calendar Day 20: Inspiration & Reveal

December Calendar Day 19: Inspiration & Reveal

Maiden Castle Maiden Castle is located just southwest of Dorchester. It is one of the largest and most complex Iron Age hillforts in Europe. Maiden Castle Farm, which is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall and managed by the Hoskin Family, has the fortress located on its land. The farm is managed to encourage wildlife. In summer every year the farm opens its Dorset Sunflower Trail, from which they donate half their profits to charity. In 2023 the main charity… Read More »December Calendar Day 19: Inspiration & Reveal

December Calendar Day 18: Inspiration & Reveal

Holt Heath Holt Heath is one of Dorset’s largest remaining areas of lowland heathland, managed by the National Trust. It is four miles north of Wimborne Minsters. Historically the heath was used to graze livestock owned by local people. The grazing maintained the habitat. When it ceased in around 1950 the habitat began to deteriorate, however it is now managed to prevent further deterioration. Cattle have recently been reintroduced to help manage the land. Heaths have provided a large amount… Read More »December Calendar Day 18: Inspiration & Reveal