The sponsors of the next episode of the podcast will be Croft 29, a small family business creating wool from their Hebridean flocks on Skye. I think the story behind their business is really special and wanted to share an interview with them here on the blog. Put the kettle on and join us….
EYF excitement is hitting the peak. Orly one week to go and I have to talk about the great British wool that will be on offer there. Also there is a preview of the new Blacker Yarn, Samite!
If like me you feel the need to cast on all the things, you could start with Ann Kingstone’s new mini collection Tup Knits!
Today Cornish Tin II from Blacker Yarns is launched!
This episode is a bit of meander through my recent Highland honeymoon (cos, yep! I got married!) I also talk about my holiday WIPs and draw the winners for the #bookofhapsalong prizes!
Katie – lover and dyer of British wool and fibre at Sylvan Tiger – gave me a pack of her gradient 4ply Shetland in the Bumblebee colourway. I was so excited by the colours, but also the velvety squish of the yarns.
I have been quiet for the last fortnight, or so.
While I have been working on future podcast episodes and other KB work (and dealing with a rather lengthy and annoying dose of sciatica), I’ve been largely avoiding social media.
Need a distraction too? Read on and see some sheep!
This week I am hearing all about inspiration and how it can tell amazing stories in colour and design. Karie Westermann is here to talk about the catalysts behind This Thing of Paper and how her love of books and manuscripts is being translated into her new designs for the book. Sylvie, of Phileas Yarns, popped over to talk about how her travel memories are dyed into colourways on sumptuous yarn bases. Get your cuppa and listen via the player below!