Blog & features

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

So, I bought a loom

16 February 2018

A funny thing happened last year. On reading a couple of tongue-in-cheek comments about yarn-based hobbies getting out of control on The Twisted Yarn’s review of my Little Book of Yarn Dyeing, my partner turned to… Read more

Caring for hand-knits

9 February 2018

We’ve just updated our shopping info with guidelines for caring for garments made from our hand-dyed yarns and I thought it might be useful to share some of our general advice with our blog readers… Read more

Introducing Lustre Blend - our first custom blend spinning fibre

30 January 2018

I am fastidious about the details when it comes to developing our products, and when we decided to add a line of spinning fibre to our permanent range I tried out many beautiful fibres. I… Read more

A wintery trip to Waltham Abbey Wool Show

26 January 2018

Waltham Abbey Wool Show is an annual fixture in the yarn calendar – a one-dayer in a small venue in Essex. It’s just six miles from my home in North East London but I’ve never paid… Read more