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!
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
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
A fun, quick beanie pattern for every style of knitter is available now on Ravelry and I've just knitted it! The Thunderhead Beanie Pattern - Ravelry A screen shot of the first page of this cool beanie pattern Michael asked me to test the large size before this pattern was released. I had never knitted … Continue reading Thunderhead Beanie
The new Rowan Autumn/Winter range for 2019 is out and they have many new pattern books! Our favourite one is 'MODE'. It's not full of complicated knitting patterns that need a gazillion balls of wool and tonnes of colour work. They are very simple patterns using stocking stitch, moss stitch and a little bit of … Continue reading New Rowan Pattern Books
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
Look what we've got to show you. Inspired from the Armani Mens Winter Collection it is a scarf with sleeves! Woolpatcher Colin popped in one day this month to tell me about this garment that he had seen in the Armani mens winter collection. The pictures below are from that collection and you'll see the … Continue reading Inspiration from the catwalk
We welcome Bergere de France to The Woolpatch! The rep from the company visited us last week and I fell in love with a couple of things so here's an update! Arlequin - Chunky Yarn. 50% Wool 50% Acrylic ARLEQUIN - Chunky Yarn So firstly I fell in love with Arelquin. This is a brand … Continue reading Bienvenue to Bergere de France
Issue 6 is now ready for PRE-ORDERING at The Woolpatch! CONTENTS - 140 pages (estimated weight is approx. 445 grams) - 12 patterns by a bunch of wonderful designers: Shannon Cook, Jonna Hietala, Joji Locatelli, Hélène Magnusson, Andrea Mowry, Sari Nordlund, Hiroko Payne, Rosa Pomar, Esther Romo, Annie Rowden, Astrid Troland and Emily Wessel … Continue reading Laine Magazine #6
Lianne from The Fibre Factory has supplied us with the most lovely locks of fibre!! All hand dyed by Lianne. We're getting more and more customers interested in weaving, spinning and felting so this may be of interest for some of you Masham Long Locks Funfetti - Bright and bold mix of fun, funky colours to … Continue reading Locks and Locks of Fibre!