Blog & features

2018 Advent Calendar day by day

4 January 2019

This year our Yarn Advent Calendars travelled to customers all over the world, with many more folks following along on Facebook and Instagram as each day’s parcel was opened. In case you missed, it we… Read more

Our Yarnporium Diary

31 December 2018

At the beginning we hauled a mountain of yarn and goodies over to Westminster and set up temporary shop at Yarnporium – London’s best loved festival of yarn and knitting. This was our first ever real-world… Read more

Our Yarn Dyeing Kits featured in Knitting Magazine

13 December 2018

We’re thrilled to let you know that our Yarn Dyeing Kits are featured in Knitting Magazine‘s ‘Creating Differently’ feature from their January 2019 issue, out today! The feature pulls together a fabulous collection of ideas… Read more

Last order dates for the holiday season

4 December 2018

We know that many of you order for gifts this time or year, or for your own holiday knitting! To make sure you get your goodies on time, please take note of the last order… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2018: Sewing Highlights

19 October 2018

The second half of my highlights from this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace covers the what is main focus of the show: Fabric crafts – fashion sewing, quilting, embroidery and related pursuits.… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2018: Yarn and Fibre Highlights

17 October 2018

Last Thursday I popped along to the The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in North London (both the event and the venue are affectionately known as 'Ally Pally'). I found many wonderful independents and plenty of goodies for the knit-inclined. Read more

FO: Cauldhame Scarf in soft colours

10 October 2018

It's hard to believe this project was started in October 2015 and lay hibernating for almost 3 years before being rediscovered when I started decluttering my knitting supplies. Read more

The Big Deshash: Fabric Edition

19 September 2018

If your caught my interview on Clear the Decks’ podcast you may remember me mentioning feeling that, compared to my knitting materials which are very well organised, my sewing materials were in a bit of… Read more

New FO: Blend In, Stand Out fade shawl - see it in person!

12 September 2018

My Blend In, Stand out shawl is finished and blocked, and it’s a stunner! The pattern is, of course, by Therése Hedlund aka Brixton Purl and available from her Ravelry Store. This autumn, there are… Read more

Sewing FO: Gathered abstract-print skirt

5 September 2018

My latest sewing FO has been one of those rare projects where I had a spark of an idea in my head and it all came together without a real plan. I dreamt of  a… Read more

Choosing a new sewing machine

3 September 2018

You may remember that I was having problems with my sewing machine, with snapped needles, bad tension and jamming. To cut a long story short, went on a voyage of sewing machine discovery, and welcomed the Janome Atelier 3 into my home a a few weeks ago. Read more

Sewing FO: Jersey toddler trousers

20 July 2018

One of the aims of my summer sewing push is to put my fabric stash to good use, and after finishing my in June, I had quite a bit of fabric left over. It’s such… Read more