Baby Cocktails

Posted: December 16, 2016

Baby Cocktails

aka Thea Colman - I'm sure you knew that already though! We love Thea's work, and have collborated on a number of projects now, so I thought it'd be really nice to celebrate this with a gallery of Thea/ECY projects and a chat to her about her work. It comes at a time when she's just released Pimms Cup on Ravelry as a single pattern - this was part of the Drift Collection which we released in September 2015. On top of that I've got print copies of Dubonnet and Cardamom Rose which I'm putting together into kits. "V: How...


DK Surprise

Posted: December 06, 2016

DK Surprise

We've not had much DK for a while so I thought it might be time to rectify that! Our schedule is slowly getting back on track as we make our way through the huge back log of work, hence the smaller-than-usual updates. Hopefully next year will be less disrupted. These yarns will go live on the website HERE at 7pm UK time tomorrow (Wednesday the 7th of December). There are six ten-skein batches of Oakworth DK.. from top to bottom we have Coppice, Dale, Wild Raspberry, Faded Bloom, Black Magic Rose, and Tide. Dale is a new colourway inspired by...


Interview: Wool On The Exe

Posted: September 01, 2016

Interview: Wool On The Exe

Today we're having a chat with Debbie and Mary Ann from Wool On The Exe. The shop is new this year, and is Exeter (as you might imagine), Devon. We've supplied them with yarn and I thought it would be interesting to ask them a few questions about the shop and how it's going so far. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? I (Debbie) am  an American who's lived in Devon for the past 9 years. Married to an Aussie - 2 grown sons, 2 step-sons. Read more about us on this page http://www.neighbourworks.co.uk/page_3165326.html How/why did...


Leeds Wool Festival 2016

Posted: June 10, 2016

Leeds Wool Festival 2016

To start with: thankyou to everyone who came to Leeds Wool Festival last weekend. It was a brilliant show - busy, friendly, and happy. As you know, I love Armley Mills, so it was an absolute joy just to spend time there, but add to that the lovely atmosphere of the show and it was just a really good day out. Lots of people commented on my top hat - I bought it at Leeds Steampunk Market at Armley Mills last year, and have decorated it with strips of silk fabric (the pink is hand dyed.. obvs). There were lambs outside...


Leeds Industrial Museum

Posted: June 03, 2016

Leeds Industrial Museum

Leeds Wool Festival is happening tomorrow so I thought I'd show you around Armley Mills a little bit, since it's lovely and that's where the festival is held at. The mill is a bit of a maze.. We were last there for Leeds Steampunk Festival, which I'd recommend if that takes your interest. I got a top hat there, so I'm planning on wearing it (if it's not too hot) tomorrow. There are spinning machines galore, and the spinning mule in the main room works. It's noisy as hell, and whilst you're standing there don't forget that small children used...


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