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Pattern and kit launch: Blend In, Stand Out fade shawl by Brixton Purl

21 May 2018

Last week I was lucky enough to be joined in the dye studio by Brixton Purl aka independent knitting pattern designer Therése Hedlund ahead of the launch of her stunning new fade shawl, Blend In,… Read more

Sewing FO: Summer top with front pleats

20 May 2018

Since making a wedding dress for my good friend Zöe back in 2010 (wow, that was a long time ago) I have done embarrassingly little sewing. This has nothing to do with the wedding dress… Read more

A year of Sock Club (and hello! Sock Minis Club)

26 April 2018

It’s been almost a year since we re-launched our clubs after a break (to welcome my daughter into the world), and it’s still my favourite dyeing job every month. For me, it’s a chance to… Read more

Brilliance Lace and Fuzzy Lace: New yarns for summer knits

20 April 2018

This week we’ve been busy at the dye pots creating yarns for lace knitting – just in time for the weather to finally warm up here in London! Two new laceweight yarns were added in… Read more

The Big Destash

10 April 2018

If you follow our blog, you may remember a few weeks ago I posted about following the excellent Declutter and Organise Your Sewing Space podcast from Clear The Decks. I promised that some destashing would be occurring,… Read more

WIP: Kirigami Pullover by Gudrun Johnston

9 April 2018

I had planned that my next large piece of knitting would be a baggy cardigan – a garment that I really need in my wardrobe especially as my recent FO didn’t quite fit as hoped… Read more

Colour handling with Rebel Blend (and a little lesson in Tweed)

23 March 2018

Following on from our last post I wanted to give you a few ideas for different ways to spin them, and take control of colour! It’s easy to be apprehensive about how adventurous colour combinations… Read more

Introducing Rebel Blend – extra fine Merino and Stellina spinning fibre

22 March 2018

After the super reception you gave our first custom blend, Lustre Blend, which all but sold out in a few weeks (don’t worry, more is on its way), we knew we wanted to do another… Read more

Circular needle storage: solved

20 March 2018

If you caught my last post about my decluttering success as a result of Clear the Decks’ super podcast series: Declutter and Organise your Sewing Space, you might be interested to know that they’ve just… Read more

Clearing the decks

15 March 2018

A few weeks ago my friend Nadia put out a call for sewists and knitters to help her with a bit of research for a new venture – a course in decluttering your sewing (or… Read more

Your projects: Beautiful yarn, dyed and spun

1 March 2018

Since launching our yarn dyeing kits a little over two years ago, we’ve turned many a yarn lover into a yarn dyer! Lots of kits were gifted for the winter holidays (and we suspect quite… Read more

Learning to weave: My first three FOs

19 February 2018

After acquiring my new loom, the last thing I wanted was for it to, well, loom, sad and unused in the corner of the room, so I threw myself into the business of learning to… Read more