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!
I have been playing with some incredible yarn recently and it is time to share it with you! If you follow me on instagram you may have seen me showing off my swatch of Phileas Yarns Wanderlust BFL recently.
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!
Today I have the first part of an interview with Rachel Atkinson. We chat about her new yarn Daughter of a Shepherd ahead of it’s debut at Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Today I have a good old squish of Kate Davie’s Buachaille yarn and find out about your Tales of the WIPs of Doooom
More natural gradients for you – Perfect for keeping warm this winter and looking spectacular too. I also have more yarny suggestions from our sponsor BritYarn to help further enable you!
Gradients have surely been one of the biggest trends of the last year or so; we love seeing beautiful hand-dyed gradient dye packs and there have been such amazing designs which are complemented with the ombre effect. I think natural sheep shades make such a striking effect and, in the first of a few posts, urge you to think more about the natural rainbow