Here is a photo journal of my first attempts at dyeing yarn with woad. Meet some local alpacas! I was lucky to get some alpaca fibre/hair from 'Guido' the white one in the pic above. He lives in a field near to the shop and the fibre/hair was spun at the East Anglia Alpaca Mill … Continue reading Natural Dyeing with Woad
Saturday 1st June 2019 12pm to 4pm We're taking bookings for June already! Where is the time going to? Here's what we have planned for this month. 1.Loom Knitting Demonstrations by Sue2. The Woolpatch Shoebox Shuffle 12-4pm: Knit, Crochet, Sew, Craft and Chat: As usual from 12 to 4 you bring your craft and you chill and we'll … Continue reading Come Bye & Craft June
https://youtu.be/sd6Sf5dsY-Y In this episode I start my journey in hand dyeing yarn with woad. We'll explain what Woad is and its impact on our local area here in Suffolk and there will be the usual project updates! Episdoe Timeline; 00:00 to 07:09 Our current projects - Áines Scrubbies & Stuart's Breton & The Montrealer 07:09 … Continue reading Woolpatch Vlog Ep 7
https://youtu.be/GECt0-20eIM In this episode we're talking about new summer yarns at the shop, Mandy has even knitted us up a jumper so you can see it in full. We also have a special guest - Jen! She's sharing how she creates 'Junk Journals'. We even have a demonstration and a closer look at a few … Continue reading The Woolpatch Vlog Ep 6
We have Dot Ronaldson coming in to the shop this May & June teaching Free Motion Embroidery in many different ways! You can be a complete beginner to Free Motion Embroidery on your sewing machine and you'll still be very welcome on any of the classes. Dot will adapt to suit your experience levels. The … Continue reading Free Motion Embroidery Classes
Come Bye & Craft is back! April was a huge success and we had a great turn out! Take a look at the pictures and maybe we'll see you next month?
Saturday 6th April 2019 12pm to 4pm We've already booked special guest Dorothy Ronaldson who will be demonstrating Free motion embroidery for all you sewing and crafting fans! Carry on reading to see what she will be demonstrating. As was the case in 2018 we will continue the format on the first Saturday of every month and will look forward to … Continue reading Come Bye & Craft is back!
So we were inspired by Armani last winter with the 'Sleeved Scarf' and created our own version in wonderful chunky wool from Bergere de France. (If you missed this then click to read the blog post) We've now written up the pattern in rough and all I have to do is digitise it for you … Continue reading Catwalk Inspiration 2019!
I'm very excited to be going to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia on the first weekend in March. This means our first Come Bye and Craft will now be in April. Saturday 6th April 2019 12pm to 4pm We've already booked special guest Dorothy Ronaldson who will be demonstrating Free motion embroidery for all you … Continue reading Come Bye & Craft is back!
Here at The Woolpatch, we take our responsibility to promote physical and mental well-being very seriously. Being based in a rural area and working with people from a variety of age groups, we know how powerful the crafts we promote can be to help reduce isolation, increase inclusion and instil a sense of usefulness. The … Continue reading New Year, New Knit & Natter Sessions