Blog & features

Eco-conscious yarn on a budget part 1: Is there a case for 'cheap acrylic'?

17 June 2019

This is the first in a series of posts exploring the sometimes difficult relationship between cost and sustainability of the materials we use. Later in the series, we hear from two small business owners about… Read more

It's a Stitch Up Yarn Pop-Up at Wild & Woolly, 8 June

3 June 2019

Wild & Woolly local yarn store in Hackney are hosting an It’s a Stitch Up pop-up as part of their World Wide Knit in Public Day celebrations on Saturday 8 June 2019! For one day… Read more

Rebel Stitch - our new monthly knit night in Walthamstow

24 May 2019

Since opening up in my neighbourhood of Wood Street, Walthamstow late last year, Rebel Coffee has become a favourite hang-out of mine – not just because of its convenient location on my route to the… Read more

New yarn shades, fades and combos

23 May 2019

In what seems like the blink of an eye, we’re five months into 2019 already! I thought it was about time we showcase some of the new colours we’ve added to the range this year.… Read more

Introducing the Tsunami Cowl - our latest knitting pattern

18 April 2019

Our latest knitting pattern is cosy cowl designed especially for variegated hand dyed yarn. This is our first design for our super-chunky Phlump Merino yarn, showcasing our striking shade of the same name. is a… Read more

FO: The Bubble Sweater

12 April 2019

It was a great relief to get my first garment project of 2019 off the needles while there’s still a little bit of a chill in the air. It was 2015 when I last made… Read more

FO: Ruffle blouse with jumbo polka dots

11 April 2019

It’s been a year since I started the process of decluttering and organising my sewing supplies, prompted by my friend Nadia Arbach’s excellent Declutter and Organise Your Sewing Space podcast (which has just started a… Read more

We're in May's edition of Knitting Magazine!

4 April 2019

We’re thrilled to be featured in the knitting press again, and this month we’re in the brilliant Knitting magazine not once but twice! There’s a lovely review of our Dynamite DK in ‘Shinjuku’ by Sarah… Read more

Postage prices

3 April 2019

Every year Royal Mail increase their prices in March. For the previous two years, the increases have been small and we’ve been able to absorb the costs without increasing our shipping prices. This year, the… Read more

Our Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019 roundup

28 March 2019

Edinburgh Yarn Festival (EYF) has grown into one of the most high-profile yarn events worldwide, attracting visitors from across the globe. This year I travelled to the show for the first time to absorb yarn… Read more

Sewing tiny clothes

8 March 2019

It’s been almost six months since I blogged about sewing projects. I feel like I have hardly had a moment to do any sewing, but counting them I have actually managed to churn out eight… Read more

FO: Azula hat

21 February 2019

After the minor disappointment of my recently completed hat being a little too snug, I still had a hat-shaped hole in my closet and something of a paradox to solve. I have come to realise that… Read more