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Summer Wool Festival – Roundup

While I had planned to report back on Saturday and Sunday after the show, I was far too tired and typing a full blog on my phone screen was no fun. So here’s a roundup of my weekend! Friday – Setup Day I arrived at Redborne School around 5pm, much later than intended thanks to the awful traffic on the M25 & M1. I was tired, somewhat stressed, and had no idea where I was going. I am so thankful… Read More »Summer Wool Festival – Roundup

Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 5 (Friday)

I’m writing this on my phone so please excuse any weird typos! It has been quite the day. First thing, I removed all the yarn I brought with me from the website. Then I packed everything up which hadn’t been packed yesterday and finished loading the car. I left at around 12.30-1pm and didn’t arrive until nearly 5pm! Traffic was awful, and I only stopped for 5 mins in the middle. That left me only 3 hours to set up… Read More »Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 5 (Friday)

Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 4 (Thursday)

Today has been a busy day and I’m pretty tired! I started off by doing some last minute printing, then went into town for my usual weekly trip to the local shops. I picked up the last bits I needed for the show weekend too. When I got back I made a crucial mistake and tried to save myself some time in the future. I filled up the windscreen fluid in my husband’s car as that’s the one I’ll be… Read More »Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 4 (Thursday)

Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 3 (Wednesday)

I’ve had a wonderfully productive day today! This is only a short post though as I’ve got a busy evening ahead. I finished making and price labelling all my stitch markers. I’ve cut out a load of yarn labels that I decided need to be refreshed and also cut out the leaflets and signs. I started packing my “show stuff” box, which gets filled with all the little things I may need like hooks, clips, tape, business cards etc. I… Read More »Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 3 (Wednesday)

A river surrounded by trees and covered in duckweed

Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 2 (Tuesday)

I’ll be honest, today wasn’t the most thrilling in terms of things to tell you about. I spent the morning printing out all the graphics I created yesterday along with a big pile of Advent order forms and leaflets. I had to redesign a few of the graphics as they weren’t printing very clearly but I got there in the end. After lunch I I went for a walk along the river. The water was low and has been flowing… Read More »Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 2 (Tuesday)

I'm exhibiting at Summer Wool Festival

Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 1 (Monday)

Background I thought it might be interesting to take a peek behind the scenes of what happens during the week of a yarn show. You can expect a blog every evening this week at around 9pm, although the posts during the show weekend may be shorter as I’ll be updating from my phone. Every dyer will have their own methods of preparation and how they deal with the show, but here’s mine! Summer Wool Festival takes place on Saturday 30th… Read More »Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 1 (Monday)

Fibre East at Home

We were supposed to be exhibiting at Fibre East this weekend, but like all the other yarn shows it was cancelled. Luckily we have FE@Home to fill the void a little! I’m offering 10% off using the code FE2020 for the rest of July. The code will work on everything apart from the Advent Calendars and British Yarn Selection Boxes so if there’s something you’ve had your eye on, now is the time to buy it! Also take a look… Read More »Fibre East at Home

New Year Updates

There are lots of wonderful things happening at Bluebell Yarns! I’m not ready to announce them all yet, but there’s plenty more I can tell you right now!   Stitch Markers I’ve made some new stitch markers and progress keepers (pictured above) which are available on Etsy here. Yarn Shows I can also say that I’m going to be visiting at least three yarn shows again this year! I’ll be back at Wonderwool Wales, which was fantastic (if a little chilly)… Read More »New Year Updates

Shetland Aran - Minty Fresh

Yarn Update and Show Announcement!

Show Announcement I’m happy to announce that this year Bluebell Yarns will be visiting our first yarn shows! The first will be Wonderwool Wales on 27th-28th April. The second will be The Wool Monty on 15th-16th June. You can read more about them on the show page.   Yarn Update I’ve updated the Etsy Shop with lots of lovely new yarn. I’ve added new colours of most of the bases, and added new base! I’ll be gradually expanding the range… Read More »Yarn Update and Show Announcement!