The Drift Collection... four years on! We revisit an ECY classic.

Posted: September 20, 2019

The Drift Collection... four years on! We revisit an ECY classic.

Today marks four years since the release of our Drift Collection! Can you believe it?! I know some of you will have been involved in test-knitting for it and will know how big a deal it was for us. I (Victoria) still worked alone at that point, and producing a quite large collection from loads of different designers, whilst still running the business, was a huge challenge. I did most of the photography myself (I couldn't afford to do anything else!), but did have a paid tech editor, and proof reader, of course. Meanwhile I was also still dyeing yarn,...


Ebb and Flow - a new collection by Anni Howard

Posted: June 06, 2017

Ebb and Flow - a new collection by Anni Howard

Hello! Today I wanted to tell you about something we've mentioned in our newsletter but haven't talked about on here - Anni Howard's latest new collection, Ebb and Flow, a range of knit and crochet designs inspired by the bleak beauty of the  Essex coastline and river estuaries. Eden Cottage Yarns are used in three of the four designs. Here's the whole collection together - you can really see the soft, bleak palette and rich textures, and I think they work beautifully with my yarns - I love bleak landscapes and barely-there colours, and find them incredibly compelling. Strood Strood is...


Knit. Play. Cowl.

Posted: November 03, 2016

Knit. Play. Cowl.
Today on the blog I've created a feature on the cowls from Inspiration Knits (aka Louise Zass-Bangham)'s book Knit Play Colour, in anticipation of her having my yarn at Yarnporium this weekend. Check it out for some gorgeous pattern inspiration.

Featuring: Embleton

Posted: November 02, 2015

Featuring: Embleton

Morning! I thought I'd introduce you to Embleton today,from the Drift collection. Designed by Tracey Todhunter, Embleton is crocheted, and the clever stitches create a fabric that is really smooshy, cuddly, and cosy.  Now, I'm primarily a knitter, but I made the samples in the photos here, and this pattern was super-easy to follow. Once you know what you're doing it's memorable and I didn't need to keep referring back to the pattern. This is a great stashbusting pattern - it's quick, and uses just 100g of DK. I'm intending to make a few for gifts this year. Here are...

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