The Lavenham Blue 2020 Collection has finally been released and is on sale online or in the shop. It's been a long journey in getting this into a product. There are so many things to think about and the cost impacts! What is special about our own yarn (and like the other independent yarn producers) … Continue reading Released and on sale!
https://youtu.be/ityZER_r388 Stay at home....back to work - a new normal is with us here in the UK. I'm still vlogging from the potting shed still, but back to work at the shop Weds to Saturday. Sadly my social and teaching knitting/craft classes still can't run so I have the back room to myself, so I've … Continue reading New Normal Vlog!
A brand new Autumn/Winter season starts and what a way to kick it off than with a new yarn to the shop! Katia Azteca. 53% Wool - 47% Acrylic - £9 a ball Each ball weighs 100 grams and has 180 meters. This is a medium weight yarn and we recommend using 5-5.5 mm (size … Continue reading New Aran weight Yarn
Isatis Tinctoria - Woad Fresh Leaf Extraction 1st and 2nd Attempt! It's time to cut my Woad and extract the blue pigment from the fresh leaves and dye some yarn! 🍃 I've never done this before, so I thought I'd make a little video to document my journey. I have dyed with woad before, but … Continue reading Woad – Fresh Leaf Extraction
This is a fabulous new blender/dot range by the same people who make 'Grunge'. It's £15 a metre and 100% quilting cotton fabric. It uses the same grunge print but with a dot in a similar colourway. It's Perfect for quilt borders, especially on a panel when you want to make up something quickly! Here … Continue reading Grunge Hits The Spot
https://youtu.be/mFnQ2PFqYbg Lockdown is being eased more and things are going back to a new normal, but many of us are still staying at home in some manner so it's time for another stay at home vlog! I have the fabulous 'My McIntosh' yarn by Knit McIntosh to show you that's new in the shop. We … Continue reading Staying at Home Vlog 4
Yes, it's arrived! Our Christmas fabric collection for 2020 and we've finally gone traditional. In 2018 we had Zen Chic's black, grey and gold 'Metallic Christmas'. In 2019 we had Dashwood's scandi red white and blue 'Skogen'. Now, for 2020 we have Makower's classic, traditional Victorian reds, greens and golds! Hooray I hear you cry! … Continue reading Christmas in July 2020
This is our last episode of this unpicked series. It's been so much fun to do. We are all amateur sewers and love crafting. It's been lovely to follow these talented bunch on tv and chart their development and progress with you all. It doesn't matter what week which sewer went out on, they are … Continue reading Sewing Bee Series 6 Final
We're up to week 9 of 10! Only one more episode left! We've had great fun making them. It's such a creative, entertaining programme. Who do you want to win the final? I'm wanting Clare to win! https://youtu.be/--whT_kQS_Q 0:08 | Intro chat about Movie Week - did it work? 3:45 | The Pattern Challenge - … Continue reading Sewing Bee Series 6 Semi Final
In line with government guidelines non essential shops can now open on June 15 2020 but they must follow strict social distancing rules. I will be reopening the shop but only on Fridays and Saturdays to start with. Friday 10am til 2pm starting from June 19Saturday 10am til 2pm starting from June 20 Social Distancing at … Continue reading June 7 – Update: Opening Friday June 19!