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2022 Advent & December Yarn Box

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If you may be interested in the 2022 Bluebell Yarns Advent Calendar or December Yarn Box, please fill out the following form. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure whether you’d like one yet, I’d appreciate it if you could fill out the form anyway so I can gauge possible interest.

A pair of yellow socks next to a jar of daffodils.

Friday Feature – April

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On the last Friday of every month I’ll be featuring projects created with my yarn. If you’d like to be considered, please drop me a message. April’s featured project is this pair of wonderful socks by Judy Hayter. The pattern is Shepherdess Socks by Tracie Millar. Judy chose to use Falkland Corriedale one-off colourways. Of her project, Judy says “My friend Millie at The Slipped Stitch (@TheSlippedStitch on Instagram) runs a bi monthly sock club. We do a different technique… Read More »Friday Feature – April

Fibre Quest. Join our search for regenerative & ethical fibres

Fibre Quest

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You may have seen on social media, in my newsletter or on the shows page that I’ll be attending Fibre Quest in a couple of weeks time. It takes place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March at Fernhill Farm in Somerset from 10am to 5pm. Fibre Quest isn’t quite like the other yarn shows I’ve attended. It’s a collaboration between the organisers of Stitch Fest South West and Fernhill Farm. In their own words, they are “bringing our industry… Read More »Fibre Quest

Undyed vs. Dyed yarn

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If you’ve ever ordered the same yarn in undyed and dyed versions, you may have noticed that they can sometimes look like entirely different yarns. For example, the photo below shows two skeins of Whitefaced Woodland Light DK yarn, both containing 300m per 100g. The left-hand skein is dyed, the right-hand undyed. The dyed skein looks larger, plumper and thicker than the undyed skein, yet they are both exactly the same. The reason for the difference is simple. During spinning,… Read More »Undyed vs. Dyed yarn

Whitefaced Woodland Sheep

Whitefaced Woodland Wool

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The Sheep Whitefaced Woodland sheep originated in the Pennines on the borders of Derbyshire and Yorkshire. They are thought to be developed from the Blackfaced Linton mountain sheep with input from Cheviot and Merino. The breed nearly became extinct in the 1970s and while it has made somewhat of a comeback it is still listed by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust as one of the four Priority (most at risk) sheep breeds in Britain (on the 21-22 list). The sheep… Read More »Whitefaced Woodland Wool

End of Year Sale

End of Year Sale

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It’s been another strange year and I feel like I’ve been in a bit of a limbo. I want to make a fresh start in 2022, which means I’ve been having a bit of a sort out. I have a fair amount of yarn which I’ve never gotten around to listing, plus lots of bits and pieces that I haven’t been entirely sure what to do with. On 2nd December at 7pm I will be listing everything I can find… Read More »End of Year Sale

Finding My Motivation

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You may have noticed that I don’t tend to post much about myself either on this blog or across social media. Most of what I do post is about yarn and crafts with the occasional mention of animals I meet or walks I go on. This has been a problem this year, as I’ve lost my motivation somewhat so haven’t had a great deal to post about! During my break in August I had some time to think properly about… Read More »Finding My Motivation

Southern Wool Show

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This weekend I’ll be at Southern Wool Show at Newbury Racecourse. I’ve temporarily removed most stock from the website as I’m taking most of it with me to the show. Stock will return from Monday 6th September. Shortly after I’ll be adding some new colourways too (providing they don’t all sell out at the show)! If you’re coming to the show please stop by my stall and say hi, I’d love to meet you in person!

A Short Break

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Please place any orders by 3pm on Wednesday 4th August otherwise they may not be posted until Tuesday 17th August. It’s time for my annual trip to Bristol to pet sit for my parents. I will still be available to answer any queries, although my response may be slower than usual. I won’t be near my yarn though so won’t be able to post orders for anything apart from stitch markers. My lovely husband has offered to post orders a… Read More »A Short Break

Yarn mop uses and one of a kind skeins

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Yarn mop use 1 At the end of my dye session yesterday I used my customary yarn mop. While I was swishing it around, I realised that I’ve never explained where most of my one of a kind skeins come from. During a dye session I tend to use a few colours. I mix them up in bottles, jars and jugs, depending on how I’m using each dye. I also use spoons, and sometimes syringes if I require precise measurements.… Read More »Yarn mop uses and one of a kind skeins