Designer Spotlight: An Interview with handknit designer Liz Corke

Posted: February 23, 2021

Designer Spotlight: An Interview with handknit designer Liz Corke

Here at ECY Shedquarters we are so lucky to have a wonderful range of designers from all over the world who regularly work with our yarns. We just love seeing the fantastic creations they come up with and it really helps to feed back into the creativity of dyeing. One of our absolute favourites is Liz Corke and as we reflected on the sheer volume of designs and the quality of all of them we knew we had to have a chat with her! This is a fascinating read and really gives you an insight into Liz and her design process.  ...


The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast: Lockdown 2, electric boogaloo - Show Notes

Posted: November 19, 2020

The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast: Lockdown 2, electric boogaloo - Show Notes

These show notes are to go alongside The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast: Lockdown 2, electric boogaloo parts one and two. The following is a list of links for all the items mentioned throughout the Shedcast. I do hope you enjoy it!  Jumper using Keld Fingering in Charcoal and Coniston Fingering in Thunder held together is Vertical Stripes Sweater by PetiteKnit. Pattern available here:https://www.petiteknit.com/products/vertical-stripes-sweater Serriform hat by David O'Kelly made using Rosedale 4ply in Mountain Hare. Available as a digital download or as a kit with Milburn 4ply. Pattern available here:https://www.edencottageyarns.co.uk/products/serriform-a4-printed-pattern Rosewater by Janina Kallio using Nateby 4ply in Foggy Daybreak. Pattern available here:https://www.woolenberry.com/knitting-pattern/rosewater/ The PPS...


"If you like it then you oughta knit a cat on it!"

Posted: April 08, 2020

Cat Knits by Marna Gilligan of 'an caitin beag' (she of sinister cat fame!) is a book of 16 knit designs all featuring Marna's signature kitties on a mixture of garments and accessories. It's a wide-ranging book actually - it feels like there's more than 16 items in there. Each chapter covers a different yarn weight, so there's a 4ply section, and DK section, an Aran section, and a Chunky section. Each section has a garment AND matching accessories included, and they range from nice simple textures, to stranded colourwork (like sinister cats), to intarsia. Intarsia! I swear that this...


Getting started with knitting and crochet - tips and resources

Posted: March 17, 2020

Getting started with knitting and crochet - tips and resources

Intro (feel free to scroll past if you want to go straight to the resources!)     Yarn crafts are really good activities to help combat boredom, loneliness, restlessness, depression, and anxiety. I say that because they’ve helped me in all of those ways. Having a project on the go can give you an achievable thing to focus on (obsess over if you need to), which can make you feel settled, relaxed, calm, and accomplished. I know that some projects can make you feel quite stressed with their complexity but that’s totally not necessary so don’t let it put you...


Looking back at the Four Seasons Collection by Jaya 🥰

Posted: February 08, 2020

Looking back at the Four Seasons Collection by Jaya 🥰

The fourth and final design of the Four Seasons Collection by Jayalakshmi of Apoorva Designs has now been released and so this feels like the perfect opportunity to look back over this wonderful collaboration. If you would like to know more about Jaya take a look at our interview with her HERE.  We introduced the Four Seasons Collection in another blog post which you can read HERE but at that time the designs were all very much under wraps so now we can talk you through all four of them!   Spring - Echoing Green The Echoing Green Shawl is a top-down, half-circle shawl knit...


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